Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
Method of harvesting and threshing of grain
to cut the bundles of grain and push them over to another man who would then feet it into the separator. This was later done by knives in the separator and thus eliminated one man. It took about three to four men to pitch the grain from the mower on to the platform. It took two men to carry the grain in bags to the grainary or elevator. It took one man on the separator to handle the ladder taking the straw to the straw stack where another man shaped the stack. Together it took about thirteen men to operate the whole threshing.
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