Today, the most diverse equipment is used in agriculture, which combines and all sorts of other machines and devices the world has not invented. Now there is a problem with choosing which ones to take and why these ones. But if you plunge into history, then earlier bread was only ripening in the fields, and the villagers in a large crowd manually reaped the ears, then they were stacked in piles, threshed, etc. Then all sorts of reapers began to appear - lobogreyki, self-assembly reapers, sheaf reapers, which became the prototypes of the future first harvesters.
The first combine harvester was brought to Russia by Holt in 1913 at the Kiev Agricultural Exhibition. It was a wooden structure on a single-track track with a 14-foot (4.27 m) grip of the cutting machine and a gasoline engine for simultaneous actuation of the mechanisms and movement of the machine itself. The combine was tested at the Akimovskaya machine testing station and gave relatively good performance. But it did not find any application in the conditions of agriculture in Russia, the First World War prevented it.
As a result, until the First World War and after the revolution, most of all agricultural machinery consumed in our country was imported from abroad. Or just our villagers worked in the fields the old-fashioned way, with pens.
In 1930, the Zaporozhye plant "Kommunar" produced the first 347 domestic combines with the same name. They were made according to the patterns of the American Holt-Caterpillar combine. On collective farm fields, although towed by a tractor, such combines have replaced hundreds of peasants.
In the summer of 1931, the assembly of two Stalinets combines was completed in the experimental workshop of the Rostselmash combine plant under construction. Unlike foreign combines, they could harvest not only bread, but also sunflower, corn and millet. All these measures led to the fact that in May 1932, the first echelon of Stalinets-1 combines was sent to the fields of the USSR, and on June 14, 1940, the 50-thousandth combine of this series was assembled.
The Soviet combine harvester "Stalinets" has gone through several modifications. So from 1947 to 1954 the model "Stalinets-6" was produced.