Those two machines would make a small farm self sufficient I can buy grain mills but small scale thrashers and harvester are not available If I ever win the lottery I'll come see you
Being this is harvert month, I want to nominate my Suzue grain binder and Chain Machine stationary thrasher.
I purchased these two items at a South Dakota State University surplus auction in Brookings, South Dakota.
The two items were used in their grain test plot areas to take harvest samples from the wheat or oats areas. Each test plot areas were bundled using the Suzue Binder. Then each tied bundles were thrashed using the Chain Machine stationary thrasher, the grain was cleaned, and then weighed and teasted.
The Suzue Binder was made in Japan. These units are still in production today. The machine is ran by a Mitsubishi engine. The tires are on 8 inch rims and have deep rice lug style tires. The hardest part I have ran into with this machine is that all of the decals and printing of instructions on the machine is printed in Japanese Script.
In the fall or spring the grain is planted in 12 inch row widths. This binder harvests two rows each pass. The grain enters the front area and at the lower area of the plant is cut by a sicle blade. The grain is then held until enough grain has enter the machine to make the correct size bundle. The unit then engages the needle and knotter assembly which then ties the twine around the grain to make the bundle.
This picture courtesy of NDSU college of North Dakota.
The small thrasher was made by the Chain Machine Co. of Haven, Kansas. The machine is powered by a Briggs and Stratton 3hp engine. The main operations of the machine is grain enters the upper area and the beater knobs thrash the wheat seed out of the heads. The seed the drops into seed collection cup with is then turned to drop the seed kernals downward. The fan blows air across horizontal to the dropping grain to clean out the chaf and plant stems from the clean grain. The clean grain then exits the machine from the bottom.