Examples of mini combines common in Asia

Mini Combine


Principle: Axial-flow
Cutting width: 1-1.5m
Capacity: 1-1.2ha/day
Usage in Vietnam, Philippines, China
Cost: US$ 5,000 - 10,000

Development: Developed based on a Chinese unit by Briggs&Stratton (B&S) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). In VIetnam collaboration between B&S and Nong Lam University (NLU) leading to commercial production by South Vietnam Engine and Agricultural Machinery (SVEAM), formerly VINAPRO.

Usage: Commercial production in Vietnam and in the Philippines. By 2010 machines in operation in Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, the Philippines and export of several machines from Vietnam to Africa.

Axial flow combine

harvesting thai combine

Principle: Axial flow
Cutting width: 3m
Capacity: 0.8 - 1.3 ha/h
Cost: US$ 60,000 - 80,000

Usage: By 2010 very popular in Thailand, also exported to neighboring countries with increasing numbers in Cambodia.

Conventional combine

harvesting IndianCombine

Principle: conventional with staw walkers.
Cutting width: 3 - 4.5m
Capacity: ??
Cost: ???

Usage: In India in rice-wheat systems, used with high yielding rice varieties but not suitable for Basmati.