Duration: 55 minutes
First Pasture Price: £9.79
Status: In Stock
At Casterton, Rutland, enthusiasts re-create the early days of harvest mechanisation, from binders to early combines.
Four threshing sets, including a Ransomes unit of traction engine, drum and baler, a Ransomes portable steam engine and 'Crofters' drum, and an American McCormick peg-drum thresher driven by a Lanz vintage tractor, are all at work on sheaves cut and bound the same day by an IH binder.
Veteran Massey Harris and Allis Chalmers combines and a 1930s International 31T harvester gather in the wheat, alongside a post-war B64 from IH. The straw is dealt with by balers, including a New Holland Automaton and an Allis Rotobaler.
A range of vintage tractors, including Allis Chalmers and Field Marshall, handle the harvest equipment. Other machines on show include Saunderson, Caterpillar, Nuffield and a small mill driven by a little stationary engine which ground the day's wheat into flour.
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