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Where can I buy an electric grain threshing machine like they use all over Asia?  RSS feed

 
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I sowed 2.5 acres of various wheats last Fall, Fukuoka style. No tillage, no fertilizer, no weeding, no chemicals. The khorasan species did the best, the experiment really went lovely.

I am looking to buy a threshing machine like the famous foot-powered one, except I want it to plug into the wall instead, so that I can do large quantities. There are myriads of them on alibaba but i only want one, and I can find them shipped from China, for $400 for machine an $400 for shipping. Maybe I juust have to do that.

Thanks yall!  Happy farming
 
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Maybe something like this?.....They aren't cheap but in the long run could be a good investment.

https://www.seedburo.com/product.asp_Q_catID_E_537_A_subCatID_E_2694

 
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Probably be a whole lot cheaper to build one yourself.  Plus, if you build it yourself, you will, most likely, be able to repair it yourself.

Perhaps something like:
https://www.slideshare.net/seedtray/a-home-built-threshing-machine-for-smallholders
 
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Man this equipment can get scary expensive...

I would seriously recommend you build something. Right now I'm using an old power drill, a 5 gallon pail, and a shaft with two short lengths of chain (total cost under $10). It's perfect for small quantities but a few acres you're gonna need something bigger.

You can probably buy a used 1/3 Hp electric motor for $20 like the ones they use in forced air furnace systems. Depending on how handy you are, that should be plenty of power to drive a threshing wheel.
 
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Peter VanDerWal wrote:Probably be a whole lot cheaper to build one yourself.  Plus, if you build it yourself, you will, most likely, be able to repair it yourself.

Perhaps something like:
https://www.slideshare.net/seedtray/a-home-built-threshing-machine-for-smallholders



I've spent more than a few hours studying that slide deck!

Also check this out:


That's a 1/3 electric motor making short work of a decent amount of grain.
 
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A little more hard core if you're in a pinch:
 
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Caleb Peretz wrote:There are myriads of them on alibaba but i only want one,



There's a website just for that! When you want it direct from the Chinese manufacturer, but you don't want an order of 100 or 1,000.

www.aliexpress.com

I've ordered batches of little thing five times or so, and it's gone well.
 
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