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How to adjust your combine harvester for maximum performance in the field

  Combine harvester's settings and adjustments for optimum performance Depending on many factors relating to the crop or the field conditions, a combine harvester could be adjusted to various settings to give the machine optimum performance in the field. The following are the key types of combine's settings that every operator should be aware of: Ground speed Rotor RPM Concave clearance Air volume Chaffer setting Sieve setting 1. Ground Speed    Ground speed is the speed at which the combine travels through the field while chopping the crop. Ground speed is set by the machine operator as known as the driver . The ground speed ultimately determines the amount of material that enters into the combine's processor depending on whether the combine is moving too fast or too slow. When a combine moves too fast, the following could happen: Overloading of the combine Grain loss Engine inefficiencies When a combine moves too slow: Underloading hence unde

Types of combine harvesters and headers

  Class and types of combines, types of headers, and how it works! How a combine harvester works A combine harvester is a machine that harvests crops by performing multiple operations simultaneously. The typology “combine” is derived from the fact that numerous operations are combined inside one machine. These operations include: 1. Cutting- by the header The crop is chopped by the cutter bar and conveyed into the feeder house. 2. Feeding- by the feeder house The crop is conveyed from the header into the processing system. This is the “neck” section of the combine. 3. Threshing- by the processor The grain is removed from the point of attachment with the crop materials. 4. Separating – by the Processor Once the seed is removed from the straws, it has to be separated from the non-grain material otherwise called MOG (material other than grain). 5. Cleaning- by the cleaning system Air is used to remove residues of the non-grain materials from the grain.

Massey Ferguson MF 290 Xtra, 82 HP

  Massey Ferguson 290 Xtra: Features, benefits, and specifications Features and benefits of MF 290 Xtra   1.     Offers 2 wheels and 4 wheel drive models 2.     Easy-use-tractor Specs of MF 290 Xtra ENGINE Type Simpson, S440 Diesel Aspiration Natural Capacity 4L Cylinders 4 TRANSMISSION Clutch Dual dry Gears 8F 2R sliding spur POWER TAKE OFF - PTO Type Live PTO Single speed 540 @ 1790 rpm HYDRAULICS Type Ferguson System Oil flow 18L Pressure 176 bar BRAKES AND REAR AXLE Differential Mechanical Parking brake Hand lever Brake type Oil immersed Actuation Mechanical

The difference between the natural flow (transverse) and axial flow in combine harvester's design

Conventional combine harvester versus rotary combine harvesters A natural flow or transverse combine harvester is a feature of a conventional combine while the axial flow is a feature of the new generation rotary combine. A hybrid combine harvester is a mixture of the conventional and rotary. 1.     Natural flow: In conventional machines, the threshing must be done in one pass of the crop with a single rotation of the rotor. Hence, the crop must be thoroughly impacted and rubbed against the concave to get the maximum amount of grains out. In the process, there are higher chances of grain damage. 2.     Axial flow: The axial flow mechanism has two main key assemblies which are: ·        Stationary chamber or housing containing a concave element and a revolving rotor. Mounted on the rotor are impellers to move the crop. As the rotor turns, the impellers gather the crop and speed it to the rear in a helical path to the rasp bars. As the rotor turns more, the rasp bars r

Rice combine harvester MF 2168 by Massey Ferguson

MF 2168 without a bagging system   MF 2168 rice-only combine harvester This is a RICE ONLY COMBINE HARVESTER. This means that the MF 2168 harvests rice and rice only. MF 2168 is a tough tracked combine harvester that is capable of harvesting rice under very extreme conditions, for instance under extremely wet soils of paddy rice. This machine is user friendly and very simple to operate besides being reliable and dependable. The MF 2168 is built with a tough 4 cylinder engine that economically generates enough power to cut, thresh, and clean rice. It conveys grains into a bin with an unloading auger or bagging system. This combine harvester is a good investment for small and medium-scale farmers , cooperatives, and agribusiness enterprises in Africa and Asia. As small and maneuverable as it appears, the MF 2168 features a double threshing drum while most competing brands in this category will have only one. This feature benefits the farmer by having an increased threshed grains purity.

How many tractors, combines or rippers do I need for a 10 ha farm?

  How to determine the quantity of farm machinery that you need to buy for your farm This short article will help you understand how many tractors, combines, or rippers  you need to buy for any number of hectares. Farmer of all sizes across the globe need mechanization solutions. But, what determines the number of equipment a farmer should buy? Depending on many factors, farmers have very unique needs that may require customized mechanization solutions and it is important to take every single farmer seriously. When dealing with farmers, it is critical to listen keenly and then design a solution that fits to the needs. I have tried to simplify a few points below to help you understand which and how many equipments you need to buy for the work you want to be done on your farm. Come with me. Understanding the value-added by mechanization Farm mechanization makes work easier, fast, and efficient. Hand tools cannot attain efficiency in certain farm operations like planting, spraying