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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the MiniCombine?
The MiniCombine is the world’s smallest combine. It is a portable, compact, and versatile harvesting tool designed for small-scale farmers and agricultural enthusiasts. It combines the functionalities of a traditional combine harvester into a smaller, more affordable package.
While the primary function of the MiniCombine is harvesting grain crops, it can also be used for other tasks such as threshing and separating seeds, making it a versatile tool for small-scale agricultural operations.
What are the key features of the MiniCombine?
The MiniCombine offers several features, including:
- Effectively cuts, threshes, and separates grain crops in a single pass.
- Saves time and money – Don’t pull out the big combine to collect a moisture sample to create operational efficiency on the farm.
- Its smaller size makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces and is ideal for any size of farm.
- The MiniCombine is user-friendly and requires little to no training to operate effectively.
- It allows users to customize the settings according to crop type, field conditions, and personal preferences.
- Designed with durability in mind, the MiniCombine requires minimal maintenance and is built to withstand rigorous use.
What crops can the MiniCombine harvest?
The MiniCombine is suitable for harvesting a wide range of grain crops, such as wheat, barley, oats, rye, millet, and similar grains. It can effectively handle crops with varying sizes and moisture levels.
What is the capacity of the MiniCombine?
The MiniCombine has a modest capacity of 1000 ml. Its compact size and smaller harvesting width make it ideal for small plots or fields.
What is included when purchasing the MiniCombine?
Your MiniCombine has been delivered complete with:
- An aluminium case
- Two 1,000 ml pots
- Li-lo 14.4 V battery
- Three concaves – 12×32 for Faba bean, 10.5×23.5 for Peas, 3.5×7 for Small Seeds
- One mounted concave 5×20
- User guide
- 1 cap
What is the warranty period for the MiniCombine?
The Mini Combine comes with a standard 12-month warranty, covering any manufacturing defects or faulty parts. Please refer to the product manual or contact our customer support for detailed warranty information.
Can the MiniCombine be used in wet field conditions?
The MiniCombine is designed to handle a range of field conditions, including moderately wet fields. However, excessive moisture or extremely muddy conditions may impact its performance. It is recommended to avoid using the MiniCombine in such conditions to maintain its optimal efficiency and prevent damage.
How long does it take to harvest a crop sample with the MiniCombine?
Generally, the MiniCombine offers quick and accurate samples in less than 5 minutes. The samples collected are the identical to a combine, giving you the perfect sample size for moisture content test and quality analysis.
Can the MiniCombine be used for organic farming?
Yes, the MiniCombine can be used for organic farming practices. It is designed to handle a wide variety of grain crops, including those grown using organic methods (wheat, oats, barley, hemp, etc.)
Are tools required to change out the different types of concaves for the MiniCombine?
No, this self-contained unit comes with 4 interchangeable concaves that do not require any tools.
Is there any training required to operate the MiniCombine?
The MiniCombine is designed with user-friendliness in mind, and it requires minimal training to operate effectively. However, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the product manual and safety guidelines before operating.
Can the MiniCombine be used on hilly terrains?
The MiniCombine is generally suitable for use on relatively flat or gently sloping terrains. However, it may not be ideal for steep or uneven terrains due to stability concerns. It is recommended to assess the field conditions and consult the product specifications to ensure safe and efficient operation.
What is the cleaning process for the MiniCombine after use?
After each use, it is important to clean the MiniCombine to maintain its performance and longevity. The cleaning process typically involves removing any residual grain or debris from the harvesting components and inspecting for any signs of wear or damage. Refer to the product manual for detailed cleaning instructions.
Are spare parts readily available for the MiniCombine?
Yes, MiniCombine spare parts are available to be purchased through your local dealer, where you purchased your unit.
Can I harvest crops other than grains with the MiniCombine?
The MiniCombine is primarily designed for collecting samples in grain crops. While it may be possible to harvest certain other crops, it is recommended to consult with the manufacturer or an authorized dealer to determine suitability. This machine could, after satisfactory tests, be used to take samples of other cereals, some oleaginous plants, some leguminous plants, some aromatic plants, or some medicinal plants.