Story: Farm mechanisation

Combine harvester at work

Combine harvester at work

A combine harvester cuts ripe wheat, west of Oxford in North Canterbury. The combine harvester has the functions of a header-harvester and the tractor that powers it in one machine. It cuts the heads of wheat, which pass to a threshing apparatus that removes and cleans the grains.

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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Vehicles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by James Watson, published 24 Nov 2008