Examples of mini combines common in Asia
Development: Developed based on a Chinese unit by Briggs&Stratton (B&S) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). In VIetnam collaboration between B&S and Nong Lam University (NLU) leading to commercial production by South Vietnam Engine and Agricultural Machinery (SVEAM), formerly VINAPRO.
Usage: Commercial production in Vietnam and in the Philippines. By 2010 machines in operation in Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, the Philippines and export of several machines from Vietnam to Africa.
Axial flow combine
Principle: Axial flow
Usage: By 2010 very popular in Thailand, also exported to neighboring countries with increasing numbers in Cambodia.
Principle: conventional with staw walkers.
Usage: In India in rice-wheat systems, used with high yielding rice varieties but not suitable for Basmati.