In agriculture, a harvester is any machine that assists in collecting crops or any type of agricultural produce at scale. Harvesting machines may use various implements or attachments to cut and collect crops for transportation. In this way, they can combine separate harvesting operations, such as reaping, threshing, gathering, and winnowing, into a single process for improved efficiency over manual harvesting.
What Types of Harvesters Are Used Today?
While most harvesters are designed for grain crops like wheat, maize, or vegetables, there are also specialized models for other types of produce, like fruits or grapes.
Here are some of the categories of harvester machines:
- Combine harvesters: These are typically large vehicles designed for harvesting various grain and seed crops.
- Forage harvesters: also known as silage harvesters, foragers, or choppers, these are used to harvest forage plants for silage (green animal feed).
- Beet harvesters: These harvesters lift beets from the ground by lifting shares and separate beets from dirt through a multi-stage process.
- Grape harvesting machines: These harvesters have a unique inverted U-shape design for straddling grapevine terraces. They gently vibrate to separate individual grapes from clusters and vines.
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