Monday, 27 August 2007

Wheat - moving the combine

When we move the combine to a new field it will not go through the gates on the farm, as it is too wide with the header on the front. You can see in the first photo that we take the header off the front of the combine and put it onto a trailer that is pulled by a tractor. The header is the part of the combine that cuts down the wheat and draws the plant into the combine so that we can separate the wheat from the straw. When we get into the new field the tractor and trailer and the combine are manouvered so that the combine driver can put the header back onto the combine. It is a very big machine and the driver has to be very accurate as he (or she) approaches the trailer. See second photo!

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