How the combine harvester has changed the way we farm

Stefan Gates explains how technical innovation and mechanisation has revolutionised the way we farm over the last century. With a particular focus on the development of the combine harvester, he reveals how time and labour saving machines have made farming on a much larger scale possible without the need for a huge workforce. He explains how combine harvesters actually work – combining the jobs of cutting and threshing the crop in order to produce processed grain in a matter of seconds.

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