Sep­a­rat­ing the wheat from the chaff

go! Platteland - - PHOTO ESSAY -

Har­vest sea­son rolls around in Oc­to­ber, when all avail­able equip­ment and man­power are har­nessed to re­move the crop from the land as fast as pos­si­ble. When a har­vester’s grain tank is full, its con­tents are emp­tied into a trailer and drawn to the thresher by a trac­tor. The wheat is pumped into the thresher, where the chaff is fur­ther sep­a­rated from the wheat. The win­nowed wheat even­tu­ally ends up in a third trailer, which is trans­ported to the si­los.

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