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 John Deere Original GreenStar Monitor  Farm Machinery For Sale
John Deere Original GreenStar Monitor - Combine Harvesters £250.00
John Deere Original GreenStar Monitor Ideal for slug pelleting Can be used as a harvest monitor in older combines
Buy John Deere W540  Farm Machinery For Sale
John Deere W540 2010 Combine Harvesters £70,000.00
Buy New Holland TX66  Farm Machinery For Sale
New Holland TX66 1998 Combine Harvesters POA
TX 66 Combine HarvesterUsed By OurselvesYear 1998Self Level SievesStraw chopper Chaff Spreader20ft or 24ft HeaderAlways Stored In Insulated Building
Buy Massey Ferguson 36RS  Farm Machinery For Sale
Massey Ferguson 36RS 1998 Combine Harvesters £21,000.00
Massey Ferguson 36RS1998Straw chopperChaff spreader18ft powerflowTrolleyTidy condition
Buy John Deere S690i  Farm Machinery For Sale
John Deere S690i 2017 Combine Harvesters POA
2017 John Deere S690i, pro drive 37k, leather interior, autotrac complete, SF1, GS3 2630, harvest monitor, rear view hitch, active terrain adjustment, full grain tank sensor, air compressor, tracks, 635X header and trolley, twin side knife, header lights, engine 203hrs, drum 115hrs
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John Deere 625R 2008 Combine Harvesters £8,750.00
2008 John Deere 625R header, trolley
Buy Case 9230  Farm Machinery For Sale
Case 9230 2013 Combine Harvesters £169,950.00
Productspecweb: 2013, 950 drum hrs, 1300 eng hrs, tracks, hydro, A/C, air seat, chopper/chaff, guidance ready, 35' header/trolley 3050, 4WD, Productdrumhrs: 950, Productenginehrs: 1300, Producttyres: Tracks 80%, Productheader: 35' header/trolley 3050
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John Deere W550 2016 Combine Harvesters £119,950.00
Productspecweb: LevelLand, 2016, 218 drum hrs, 284 eng hrs, 800/65R32, 480/65R32, chopper/chaff, 618 18' header/trolley, Productdrumhrs: 218, Productenginehrs: 284, Producttyres: 800/65R32, 480/65R32, Productheader: 618 18' trolley
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John Deere T670 2016 Combine Harvesters POA
Four wheel drive, Ex DemoFull auto trac and mapping,c/w 625rx header and double axle trolleyContact Ian for more info 086 2555065, Header: Yes
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John Deere 1055 1987 Combine Harvesters £7,500.00
2647hrs, c/w 12 ft header and trolley. Contact Peter for more information on 087 2555065, Configuration: Level Land, Combine Type: Small Grain, Duals/Singles: Singles, Tires: Singles
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John Deere T660 2010 Combine Harvesters £110,000.00
2010 John Deere T660, chopper & chaff spreader, lateral tilt, climate control, 6.10m unloading auger, harvest monitoring, 620R header and trolley, 571hrs engine - 455hrs drum, unregistered Axle 2WDDuals/Singles Singles Green star monitor less displayAxle 800/65R32 & 480/80R26 Adjustable rear axle heavy duty.spindles Contour master Chopper with chaff spreader
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Claas 480 TUCANO APS Hybrid 2011 Combine Harvesters £90,000.00
2011 Claas 480 Tucano APS hybrid, air con, chopper & chaff spreader, climate control, 800/65R32, V750 (25ft) header and trolley, 2 x side knife, 1205hrs engine, 972hrs drum
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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.

John Deere T-Series Combine

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