Harvesting Equipment For Sale

In the arable farming sector, harvesting equipment accounts for some of the most important pieces of equipment you will find anywhere in farming. The harvesting equipment available includes combine harvesters, forage harvesters, grain dryers, potato harvesters and self-propelled forage harvesters. Most of these machines represent a substantial investment, so it is worth investing the time and effort to do your research and get that purchasing decision right.

The combine harvester, as the name might suggest, is a complex machine that combines the jobs of reaping, threshing and winnowing. The basic set-up has not changed that much over the years, and the sequence remains the same. A header chops the crop, which is then fed into a threshing chamber. In this chamber the straw and chaff are separated from the grain, which is then sent to a shoe. Selecting the right combine harvester for your needs is a matter of sizing the machine's capacity against the demands of your acreage. You should also check that the technology and components being used are applicable to your crop. You need to look at the width of the headers and the throughput capacity of the machine. You should also look at the maintenance costs and check that all key components are in good condition. If you are looking at one of the more recent models of used combine harvesters, you should also give some thought to the instrumentation and telematics available. In the more modern machines, the combine can almost operate itself.

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Buy John Deere 7450  Farm Machinery For Sale
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John Deere 7450 2012 Self Propelled Forage Harveste POA
Productspecweb: 1857 drum hrs, 2916 engine hrs - APPROX, 4WD ProDrive, 40K, Active header control, autolube, KP, AutoTrac Ready, Harvest Lab Ready, PUH, Auto Spout positioning DUE IN , Productdrumhrs: 1857, Productenginehrs: 2916, Productheader: 630C
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Z³rn Compact Vertical Knife 2012 Combine Harvesters £750.00
To fit a New Holland Combine. Very little use. St# 71082936
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Quickcut 640 2010 Self Propelled Forage Harveste POA
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New Holland TX36 1988 Combine Harvesters £17,500.00
c/w 20ft header, straw chopper, chaff spreader & header trailer. St# 21090080
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John Deere 1177 1993 Combine Harvesters POA
1993 John Deere 1177 SII Hydro combine, 4,905 hours, 16ft head coming with trolley. Price is plus VAT, Can be see in Farm Power ltd. Castlelyons . Contact Darren for more info on 087 2720707Price in Euros - EU10800
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John Deere 6910 1996 Self Propelled Forage Harveste £8,950.00
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John Deere JD - Combine Harvesters POA
Price on Application Please contact Rolland for further information on 07792 490236
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Deutz Fahr M1610 H 1984 Combine Harvesters POA
Deutz Fahr M1610 H Nearly new tyres 14 ft header Ready to wokPrice in Euros - EU6500
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Massey Ferguson 535 COMBINE - Combine Harvesters POA
MASSEY FERGUSON 535 COMBINE, been barn stored, comes with 12' cutter bar and trolley. Last used for doing beans. Selling on behalf of a customer. Contact us on 01763 780440.
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New Holland 1905 Self-Propelled Forager 1992 Self Propelled Forage Harveste £8,950.00
c/w 2.6m grass pick-up, metal detector, used this season, in working order and with only 2,418 hours, cheap machine
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Kemper 345 6 Row 2001 Self Propelled Forage Harveste £12,500.00
6 ROW KEMPER HEADER TO FIT JD 7000/7050/7080 6 Row TO FIT JD 7000/7050/7080
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John Deere 1075 1987 Combine Harvesters £8,950.00
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Forage Harvesters Vs. SPFH

There are plenty of forage harvesters on the market that can simply be used as implements attached to the tractor, but for extensive silage-making needs, a self-propelled forage harvester can be a real time-saver. The self-propelled forage harvester mechanism consists of a drum cutter head fixed with knives. The knives cut the crop and blow the silage out of a funnel and into the trailer. Different crops require specific cutting knives, and the self-propelled harvester you choose should obviously be capable of accommodating implements to suit your crops.

These can be swapped out pretty quickly to change between crops. The machines vary greatly in size and capacity, and care should be taken to select a machine with the right characteristics for your farm. At the top of the range you will find machines with 11-metre cutting widths and throughputs of 400 tonnes an hour, but there are also far more modestly sized machines.

The world of harvesting equipment also includes specialised crop harvesters such as potato harvesters. These more niche machines are developed to take the pain out of harvesting these crops and can be a superb boon to productivity.

Inspect the Used Havesting Equipment

Whatever type of harvesting equipment you are considering, it is vital to give the machine a thorough inspection and, if at all possible, a test run. If buying from a dealer, you should ask about any warranty, and you should also consider the purchase of a maintenance agreement, especially for the larger and more expensive pieces of kit such as combine harvesters and self-propelled harvesters.

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