The tractor drawn maize picker or maize harvester is a simple and cheap alternative to a maize combine harvester. The maize picker is towed by a tractor along the row of maize plants and the maize cobs are automatically picked and loaded into a hopper. The hopper is emptied at intervals into a trailer. You can view the machine in operation by clicking on the video below. Please note that, unlike a combine harvester, the seeds are not removed from the cobs. You therefore still need to use a maize sheller (also available from Dumelow Tractors Limited).