Corn Harvester

Find the best corn harvesting tools

Corn is one of the most common farm crops in North America, and there are a number of different tools you can use as you grow and maintain your fields. A corn harvester is an important tool when it comes time to bring the crops in.

Corn harvesting tools come in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices, and the one that you choose should be based primarily on the size of your yield. A small garden with a few corn stalks can easily be harvested by hand or with small hand-controlled harvesters. On the other hand, if you're staring down hundreds of acres of corn, you'll probably want to invest the money in a combine harvester, which will make small work of the biggest mountain of corn.

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Harvesting Equipment

Harvesting equipment covers several different types of machinery. Anything from combines to cotton pickers can be considered harvesting equipment. However, when you're dealing specifically with harvesting a crop of corn, you want to pick the equipment that is specially designed to complete the job. Some common corn harvesting equipment includes combines, huskers, shellers, pickers, binders and drills. Each has their own particular use, so you need to pick the equipment that best suits your needs. Most corn farmers can get by with a combine, and sometimes a wagon or dumping hopper, to bring in the crops.

Forage Harvester

A forage harvester can be used for any crop that is going to be chopped into smaller pieces, especially corn and grain. You can easily find a forage harvester that attaches to your tractor and shoots the chopped up corn into a dumping hopper or wagon. You can also find forage harvesters that are hand-propelled, for those smaller garden jobs.

Many farmers prefer forage harvesters to the more specific corn huskers, since they can be used on a variety of different crops. The other great thing about forage harvesters is that they merge the functions of both a combine (removing the crops from the field) and the forage harvester itself (chopping the crops into small pieces for later use).