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Busch 8368 Lanz Threshing machine

Busch 8368 Lanz Threshing machine

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Early on people tried to cope with the tedious threshing of the grain in heavy manual labor - mechanical helpers had to come from! The history of the threshing machines begins already 1786 with a Schlagleistendrescher of the Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle. Since then, the machines have been further refined and improved. Initially powered by horsepowers or steam engines - occasionally also by hand - the threshers were finally powered by electric, stationary combustion engines or tractors. The threshing machines, also known as "threshing boxes", were initially made of wood