Performance of a combine harvester in the field. Factors that affect combine harvester performance

Performance of a combine harvester

Combine harvesters are machines that are manufactured for exclusive use on the farm. They are mostly used for harvesting cereals, wheat, rice soya, corn etc, threshing and separating grains from materials other than grain, as well as delivering grain to the grain wagon.

The following are some of the factors that could affect the performance of a combine harvester in the field:

1. Combine ground speed 

 The combine must travel at the recommended speed to avoid overworking or underworking the combine,

2. Weather condition

Dry weather is recommended during harvesting

3. Landscape

Sloppy land affects the functioning of the combine in many ways. Eg cutting level, clogging of materials, and stability of grain tank. etc

4. Level of crop maturity

Crops that have not fully matured or fully dried are difficult to thresh.

Learn more here about how to optimize the use of your combine harvester for high performance.

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