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#1 Greasy6020 ONLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 11:02 AM

so, to go along with my post about growing sunflowers for birds, i plan on mixing seeds with the sunflowers.

 

i have all kinds of room to grow the grain, buuuuut, i have no way of threshing it...

 

does anyone have any ideas have any ideas for threshing? ive seen some threshing machines on the internet that would be perfect. 

 

thanks everyone! 


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 02:06 PM

You could always do it the old fashioned way and use a flail and basket
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Posted May 25, 2016 - 02:52 PM

What kind of grain are you talking about? Wheat? Barley?
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Posted May 25, 2016 - 03:10 PM

You cold always do it the old fashioned way and use a flail and basket


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 03:27 PM

how much grain are you wanting to thresh? It can be as simple or fancy as you care to make it
,A heating contractor could probably supply squirrel cage blowers cheap or maybe even free from furnaces they replaced. Maybe an old air hockey table? Or a bigger sturdier table could be made from perfrated hardboard and a blower?
Hand threshing on a tarp, set up a box fan and pour it between buckets in front of the fan to blow away the chaff(did just that to separate garlic skins from cloves before I fall planted last fall, worked good) etc. Mixing seed could be done in a bucket or even small cement mixers are cheap? The internet is full of ideas for home made equipment.
Way back in the back of mind milling around are ideas for shelling and separating dryed edible beans, since I have lots of room to do so.

Edited by JD DANNELS, May 25, 2016 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 04:11 PM

You cold always do it the old fashioned way and use a flail and basket


That might take too long...

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 04:11 PM

What kind of grain are you talking about? Wheat? Barley?


Probably wheat barley and corn

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 06:23 PM

I am planting 5 acres of old fashion wheat (turkey red) this fall for flour, I don't know how much you are planning on planting but I just bought a old ('58/'59) John Deere 95 Combine for $500. This combine is really to big for what I need but it was a cheap route to go.

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 09:05 PM

Check with the antique farm equipment collectors. They made small hand crank thrashers in the 1900's, For the corn once its dried you can get a old corn sheller from the 1900's as well. Thrasher may be hard to find but corn sheller should be easy


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 10:53 PM

Wow, nice combine harvester, Coyote!


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Look to Asia and possibly elsewhere in the world where small plots are the norm instead of just hobbies. India for one makes hand threshers. There may also be small volume threshers available designed to thresh small quantities for samples for moisture and quality tests.

A quick Google search gives several pages of hits from mfrs like Amalco among others.....

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