Combine Harvesters For Sale

The combine harvester was invented in the US in 1834 by Hiram Moore. The first models were pulled by horses. Later models were powered by steam and after 1945 combines were pulled by tractors and had separate internal combustion engines or were powered via the tractor's PTO. The first self-propelled combine harvester as we would recognise it today was built by Holt Manufacturing of California in 1911.

Many innovations followed, including the first centre feed combine harvester in 1923. The new machines suited the vast prairie farms of the American Mid-West and Australia, but it wasn't until 1952 that the first combine was launched in Europe.

The name 'combine' harvester refers to the fact that these machines combine the three basic harvest operations of reaping, threshing and winnowing and form them into a single process.

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Buy Massey Ferguson  7274 AL Combine  Farm Machinery For Sale
Massey Ferguson 7274 AL Combine 2008 Combine Harvesters £52,500.00
- Registration Number RK08 GYR - 1782 Engine Hours - 1492 Harvest Hours - Complete with 22' Powerflow Table - Trailer - 1 x Side Knife - Chaff Spreader
Buy John Deere 2266  Farm Machinery For Sale
John Deere 2266 1998 Combine Harvesters £29,750.00
1998 John Deere 2266 925 (25ft) header, Biso rape extension, twin side knives, straw chopper, chaff spreader, trolley, lateral tilt
Buy Claas 1983 DOMINATOR 86 COMBINE  Farm Machinery For Sale
Claas 1983 DOMINATOR 86 COMBINE 1983 Combine Harvesters £6,950.00
1983 CLAAS DOMINATOR 86 COMBINE, c/w 13' header, air-con, slight damage to unloading auger but believed to be in good working order. £6,950 + VAT. Contact us on 01763 780440.
Buy Massey Ferguson COMBINE   Farm Machinery For Sale
Massey Ferguson COMBINE 1995 Combine Harvesters £24,000.00
Buy John Deere T560  Farm Machinery For Sale
John Deere T560 2010 Combine Harvesters POA
Immaculate combinePrice in Euros - EU105000
Buy John Deere T560  Farm Machinery For Sale
John Deere T560 2008 Combine Harvesters POA
Very good combine,Price in Euros - EU105000
Buy Claas 1985 DOMINATOR 76 COMBINE  Farm Machinery For Sale
Claas 1985 DOMINATOR 76 COMBINE 1985 Combine Harvesters £10,500.00
1985 CLAAS DOMINATOR 76 COMBINE, c/w 13 foot cut, straw chopper & air conditioning, done only 3,024 hours & in very nice condition. £10,500 + VAT. Contact us on 01763 780440.
Buy John Deere S690  Farm Machinery For Sale
John Deere S690 2009 Combine Harvesters £95,000.00
2009 Build, First Used 2011. With 630R Header, Zurn Rape Extension & Zurn Trolley. On 800/65x32s. Single Hi Performance Rotor - 1550 Rotor Hours. Chopper & Chaff Spreader. Folding Auger. Autotrac Ready. 517 hp. All prices exclude VAT and are ex Works, Please Contact Richard Gravill On 07768 341193. Header Yes Header
Buy Case 1680  Farm Machinery For Sale
Case 1680 1992 Combine Harvesters £14,000.00
Buy John Deere 1174  Farm Machinery For Sale
John Deere 1174 1994 Combine Harvesters £17,750.00
C/W 814 Header & Single Axle Trolley, Chopper, Air Con, Full Working Order, 12.5/80R18 (50%) & 23.1R26 (75%)
Buy Claas Lexion 660  Farm Machinery For Sale
Claas Lexion 660 2012 Combine Harvesters £129,500.00
2012 Claas Lexion 660, straw chopper, chaff spreader, 3D sieves, laser pilot, moisture and yield meter, climate control, 800/70/32 + 600/55/26.5 tyres, 25ft V750 Vario header & trolley, 975 engine hours and 754 drum hours
Buy New Holland   Farm Machinery For Sale
New Holland 1997 Combine Harvesters POA
Stock number 11020032 New Holland TX64 Combine P924KYB 1997 SELF LEVELLING SHOE 3322 THRASH 3975 ENG 2 WD 650/75X32-16.0/70X20 TYRES C/W 17" HEADER & TROLLY VERY TIDY Call the sales team for price
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   New Holland going for the World Record for harvesting 

The invention was one of the most important in the history of mechanised farming and ranks up there beside the plough and the tractor. The reason for their success is that the machines allowed far more work to be done with far fewer people, and this labour-saving feature was instrumental in increasing productivity to allow the hugely efficient farming techniques we take for granted today. The increase in the amount one man can harvest has been a major factor in the cheaper food enjoyed today by consumers all over the world.

Although today's machines are very advanced, the basic operation of the combine harvester hasn't really changed much since its invention. The header cuts the crop and then feeds it into a threshing cylinder. Here the grain is separated from the chaff and straw by concave grates and then transported by a set of augers to the shoe.

Choosing the Right Combine

Choosing the right combine is a matter of assessing the size of your needs and the capacity of the combine. Then you should then look at the various technological and component areas to ensure a good fit for your own circumstances. The combine harvester is a complex machine and there are many components to consider. The headers vary in width from a few to over ten metres and should be adjustable to suit conditions on your land and the type of crop you are harvesting. You should consider the feeding capacity and the ease with which the header can be attached and maintained. The feeder house, meanwhile, converts the crop into an even mat that can be fed smoothly into the separator. The thresher and separation elements are also crucial, as is the ability to manage the harvest and unload it quickly and efficiently.

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Modern Technology

In modern combines the use of technology is one of the main differentiating factors. There are many different takes on electronic management systems and instrumentation. Indeed, some software packages are getting so advanced that they almost totally automate the harvesting process. Cab comfort and operator environment are also important. The operator will spend long shifts in the combine, so comfort is important and can be increased by good cab suspension, an air-suspended seat and powerful air conditioning. Excellent visibility is also a core requirement. All of the main agricultural equipment companies, such as John Deere, Massey Ferguson, New Holland and CLAAS, are active in the combine harvester sector, providing a wide choice for any prospective purchaser.

Claas Combine Harvesters

There are a number of Claas combine harvesters available on the UK market, with used variants offering an alternative to buying new that some may value. There are currently five key models available from this manufacturer, catering to small and large sites alike. And if you know what you require from a combine harvester, then picking the right model should not be difficult. Just ensure that any... Read more

John Deere Combine Harvesters

From compact combines to all-conquering models built for large farms, John Deere offers a broad range of machines to make harvesting efficient and cost-effective. A combine harvester should be built in a way that reduces maintenance requirements and emphasises fuel economy, both of which descriptions can be applied to John Deere’s products. It also aims to make it possible for farmers to... Read more
Claas Farm Machinery Appears at National Ploughing Championships

Last week the National Ploughing Championships was held in Ireland for the 85th consecutive year, attracting record crowds of 283,000 people and officially earning its title as the biggest... Read More

Cutting-Edge Materials Sought for Future John Deere Farm Machinery

Reducing fuel consumption and emissions is something that many farm machinery manufacturers strive to achieve, although often this involves focusing on the engine and exhaust system and... Read More

John Deere Launches Multiple New Machines

Famed US farm machinery manufacturer John Deere has just concluded a major launch event held in Germany during which it introduced a number of new products while also updating many of its... Read More

Claas Highlights Latest Baler and Combine Launches

In recent weeks farm machinery manufacturer Claas has pulled back the curtains on a number of brand new and heavily updated products within its baler and combine harvester ranges, which... Read More

New Holland Schedules National Combine Harvester Demonstration Tour

Over the course of the next month, farm machinery manufacturer New Holland is travelling around the UK and hosting a number of Harvest Demonstration events which aim to showcase the... Read More

Farm Machinery Safety Issues Highlighted in Week-Long Campaign

Farm Safety Week is back for another year, and on Tuesday the focus of the event turned to agricultural machinery and the need to ensure that it is used without exposing operators to... Read More

Claas Combine Harvester Earns Top Award

The Claas Lexion combine harvester has been singled out as the Machine of the Year during the Agritechnica 2015 event held this month, according to the Weekly Times. Awards such as this... Read More

Deutz-Fahr Launches Combine Aimed At The Small To Medium Farmer

The Deutz-Fahr C6205 has been specially designed for those farmers who work on farms up to around 150 hectares, and it will be a boon for those who are frustrated by having to use... Read More