FOOT-POWERED WHEAT THRESHER - FOR SMALL-SCALE GRAIN GROWERS
Treadle foot-powered thresher makes grain threshing easy for small scale growers.
SYLVAN FOOT-POWERED GRAIN THRESHER -- $595 (plus shipping/Florida residents pay tax)www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxXGS8nxZTowebsite - sylvantec.comThis portable foot-operated thresher makes grain processing faster and less labor intensive for both backyard farmers and small-scale grain growers, and is very useful for rural areas where there is no fuel or electricity. Small-scale farmers in many parts of the world use small, portable, foot- or hand-powered machines to effectively thresh their grain. Historically, similar seed cleaning machines were widely available and commonly used by small farmers in America, too. But with the advent of modern agri-business farming, grain growing became large-scale, and so did the process of grain cleaning. Small-scale affordable, human-powered threshers gave way to large, expensive fuel engine machines, effectively taking mechanized grain cleaning out of the hands of small growers. Foot-powered threshers put this power back into the hands of families and small farms, by making small-scale mechanized grain processing possible.