Transporting combine harvesters

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In this guide, we will describe in detail the process of preparing your combine harvester for transport and the steps you need to take to secure your machine during transit. We will also provide tips on how to choose a transport company and how to secure the combine on the transport platform. With our tips, you will minimise the risk of damage to your combine during transport and carry it out efficiently and safely.

How to secure a combine harvester before transport?

Before transporting your combine harvester, make sure it is properly secured to avoid damage during the move. Here are some basic tips on how to secure your combine harvester before transport:

Disassembly - if possible, the combine should be disassembled into smaller pieces for easier transport. For harvesters that cannot be disassembled, special care should be taken to protect vulnerable parts of the machine.

Switching off and disconnecting the batteries - before transport, switch off the harvester and disconnect the batteries. This precaution protects against accidental starting of the harvester during transport.

Protection of the head - for harvesters with a harvesting head, care should be taken to ensure that the head is adequately protected, for example with special nets or covers, to avoid damage to moving parts.

Securing the wheels - the wheels of the combine harvester should be properly secured to avoid movement during transport. This can be done by placing special locks under the wheels or using clamping straps.

Protection from the elements - the combine harvester should be protected from rain, snow and wind, for example with a cover or foil. This protection will prevent damage to the electrical or mechanical components of the machine.

Marking - the combine harvester should be appropriately marked, for example with number plates or special stickers to comply with road regulations.

Securing the harvester before transport requires attention and good organisation. Every step must be carefully planned before transport and care must be taken to ensure that the machine is properly secured.

How are combine harvesters transported?

Transporting a combine harvester can be done in several ways, depending on its size and design:

Truck or semi-trailer - smaller combines can easily be transported on a truck or semi-trailer. In this case, the harvester is usually disassembled into smaller parts for easy transport.

Specialised transporter - larger combines require a specialised transporter that is designed to carry heavy agricultural machinery. These transporters are equipped with hydraulic arms that lift and move the combine harvester.

Transporting the combine on its own wheels - some combines are designed to move along the road on their own wheels. In this case, the combine is guided by the operator and moves from field to field.

In any case, transporting the harvester requires adequate protection to avoid damage during the move. Before transporting, road conditions should be carefully assessed and the best route selected to avoid difficult or dangerous stretches of road.

How to transport a combine harvester - by courier or transport company?

Couriers do not usually transport harvesters, as they are large and heavy machines that require specialised vehicles and equipment to move. The transport of a combine harvester should be outsourced to a transport company that has the right vehicles and experience in transporting such machines.

Transport companies offer different types of combine harvester transport, such as specialised trailers, platform trucks or car transporters. Before choosing a transport company, you should carefully check its credentials and experience in transporting combine harvesters. You should also compare quotes from different companies and choose the one that offers the best quality service at an affordable price.

It is also important to prepare the harvester thoroughly, protect it from damage and prepare documentation before transporting it. It is also important to consult the transport company before transporting it and get advice from them on how to prepare the machine for transport and how to secure it on the transport platform.


How much do combine harvesters weigh and what are their average dimensions?

Combine harvesters are large and heavy machines whose weight and dimensions depend on the model and type of machine. The average weight of combine harvesters is around 10-15 tonnes, while the weight of beet and maize harvesters is usually higher, at around 20-25 tonnes.

The dimensions of combine harvesters also depend on the model and equipment. For example, the average dimension of a combine harvester is around 8-9 metres long, 3-4 metres wide and 4-5 metres high. Maize and beet harvesters tend to be slightly wider and taller, ranging from 4 to 6 metres in height and 5 to 8 metres in length.

When choosing a combine, it is very important to know its dimensions and weight carefully, so that transport and damage protection of the machine can be planned accordingly. When transporting a combine harvester, it is important to remember that the weight and size of the machine affect the choice of the appropriate vehicle and protection during transport.

What are the types of combine harvester?

Combine harvester - a combine harvester designed to harvest cereals such as wheat, barley, oats, rape, etc. It is characterised by a special head that collects and separates the grains from the stalks and other parts of the plant. Combine harvesters are very popular with farmers as they make the harvesting process much easier and faster.

Maize harvester - a harvester designed for harvesting maize. It has a special head that can separate the cobs from the stalks and other parts of the plant. A maize harvester is often larger and more complex than a grain harvester.

Beet harvester - a harvester specifically designed for harvesting sugar beet. It has special cutting knives that cut through the stalks and roots of the beet. The beet harvester is equipped with a special system that separates the leaves from the roots.

Potato harvester - a harvester designed for harvesting potatoes. It harvests the potatoes from the ground, separating them from the soil and stones. The potato harvester is equipped with special screens that separate the potatoes from the rest of the soil.

Vegetable harvester - a harvester designed for harvesting various vegetables such as carrots, celery, parsley, etc. It features special cutting knives that cut through the stems and roots of the vegetables. The vegetable harvester is equipped with special screens that separate the vegetables from the rest of the plant.

Sugar cane harvester - a harvester designed for harvesting sugar cane. It collects the cane from the field and then separates it from the leaves and stems. The sugar cane harvester is a very specialised harvester that requires experience and skill to operate.