Combine Harvesters

A combine harvester, or combine, is the tool of choice for harvesting corn and other grains.

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The reason this piece of equipment is called a combine is simply because it combines several jobs into a single machine.

 

Combines cut the crop and separate the grain from the plant while processing and spreading the remaining material over the field.

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The invention of the combine was a major moment in human history (with some debate about who really invented it!) that revolutionized the way grain crops were harvested.

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To help us understand this amazing machine, we combine tractors and corn kernels to harvest corn!

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With their friends, your little one moved corn around sensory tubs, laughing as they planted their “crops.”

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