Farming Simulator 19 – Growing: Harvesting

In order to carry out the harvest, we must have a combine. In general, harvesters have their own tanks, although this is not the rule – for example, when harvesting sugar cane, we need a special dump truck. Some plants can be harvested with a special expensive harvester or with a tool attached to a tractor.

Depending on the type of harvest, we may be forced to use a different type of harvester:

  • Classic harvester – wheat, barley, oats, rapeseed, sunflower, soybeans, corn
  • Silage harvester – processing plants: grass, poplar, wheat, barley, oats, rapeseed, corn, soybeans, as well as straw and hay (depending on the model).
  • Potato harvester – potatoes.
  • Beet harvester – sugar beet.
  • Sugar cane harvester – sugar cane.
  • Cotton combine harvester – cotton.

For most crops, we can start harvesting immediately if the plants are already ripe. Remember that if you miss this point, the plants may wilt (except for sugar cane). We monitor the status of our fields in the Maps tab. Harvesting generally looks the same – with the help of a self-propelled harvester, we harvest, and when the tank of the machine is 100% full, we reload the crops into the trailer and continue harvesting.

A special type of machine is the silage harvester (1), which collects plants. The reel (2) for these vehicles can be found in the Forage harvester reel category. These tools allow you to process cereals, grass or corn. Forage harvesters do not have such mechanisms, forcing them to buy or rent trailers (3).

When choosing a conventional harvester, pay attention, first of all, to the capacity of the tank of the machine, since when it is filled there will be interruptions at work. The reel required for work must match our combine. Some are designed for only one type of plant.

To harvest potatoes, we can use a self-propelled harvester, which is relatively expensive. Its cheaper counterparts allow harvesting if they have been removed with a special cutter.

Removing the green parts looks almost identical to cultivating – the tool is attached to the tractor, we go out into the field and turn on the mechanism. When the plants are cleaned, we can go to harvest.

After connecting the combine to the tractor, we set off to the edge of the field. Then we open the tool, and turn it on. The next step is to enter the field and continue harvesting (4) until the combine tank is full. A convenient solution is to hire employees in one field.

Like potatoes, sugar beets must be harvested using special machines. Self-propelled harvesters differ in tank volume (from 30,000 to 45,000 liters). You can also buy cars without tanks, requiring a tipping trailer.

We can also use cheaper harvesters. Before using them, we need to cut the beet stalks (5). In the same category we will find plant harvesting modules that we attach to harvesters. The process of cutting the stems looks the same as in the case of potatoes.

In the category Vehicles / Sugar cane cultivation technology we will find one harvester that is used to harvest sugar cane. It does not have a tank, so when working with this vehicle, you must have a special trailer. You can also use a combine harvester attached to a tractor, which is located in the Tools / Sugar Cane Technology category. It also requires the attachment of special trailers, which can be found in the same category.

In the case of cotton, we have a choice of one combine, CASE IH Module Express 635. The machine has a tank capacity of 20,000 liters and a width of 6 meters. After filling the tank, the combine automatically unloads the cotton bale. To collect it, attach a special trailer. We can only choose two models, one for a tractor (LIZARD 4 module) and the other for a truck (LIZARD X module).

Having taken a place in front of the bale, we must switch the trailer to the working position by pressing the combination LB + X / L1 + square. With the correct setting, the bale will automatically be loaded onto the trailer (6). Then press the LB + X combination again to move to the transport position and eject the bale for sale.

Choosing a regular harvester can be problematic. If we want to save some money, we need to be patient and switch between tools. Forage harvesters, due to their design, require additional purchases.


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