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Harvesting and processing machinery includes all equipment associated with the collection and refinement of wheat crops. Harvesting may be performed by means of an automated harvester, or manually, often with a sickle or its long-handled equivalent, a scythe. A more modern solution for large-scale collection of grain crops (wheats, oats, barley, maize, rye) is the more

Harvesting and processing machinery includes all equipment associated with the collection and refinement of wheat crops. Harvesting may be performed by means of an automated harvester, or manually, often with a sickle or its long-handled equivalent, a scythe. A more modern solution for large-scale collection of grain crops (wheats, oats, barley, maize, rye) is the combine harvester or 'combine', which is also used to collect sugarcane, rapeseed, linseed and sunflower seeds. In addition to harvesting, or 'reaping', the combine handles threshing and winnowing.

Threshing involves separating grain from the stalks (by cutting the wheat with revolving blades, beating the heads against a grooved plate and passing the resulting material through a series of grilles).

Winnowing involves separation of chaff from wheat, typically by placing a fan over a grille, removing the lighter chaff whilst allowing the wheat to fall through the grille.

The harvesting of crops involves using the correct equipment. Related equipment includes moisture meters used to determine when it is time to begin the harvest (generally at 14-20% moisture), grain trucks (for collection of processed wheat), grain processing plants (for refinement of harvested grain) and maintenance tools for harvesting machinery. Also, see "farming machinery" for information on cultivators, rotivators and other agricultural devices.

The following suppliers offer a full range of wheat harvesting and processing solutions. Vegetable harvesting equipment ranges from baskets, crates, carts, trolleys, shears and harvesting knives for manual picking to mechanical harvesters for large-scale automation. Automated harvesters may be either tractor-driven or self-propelled and either crop-specific or adaptable in design. Solutions are available for harvesting many vegetables including sprouts, herbs, carrots, peppers, celery, leeks and cabbages. Read on to find suppliers of vegetables harvesters for all your agricultural produce.

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