Harvest photos: The country’s combines hard at work

It’s the time of year when combines take centre stage, lighting up the fields in their yellows, reds, greens and blues.

Whether it’s John Deere, Claas, Massey, New Holland, old or new, we all have our favourites.

Here’s just a selection of the beauties from our photo gallery, working up and down the country .

You can see more and share your harvest photos in our Harvest Highlights gallery.

Case 8230 Rotary

Case 8230 Rotary combine
“Taken Sunday 3 August 2014, Case 8230 Rotary Combine at Babraham Farms near Cambridge, opening up in Winter Wheat as the sun goes down, another late finish.” Photo sent in by James Arnold.

Claas Lexion 780

Claas Lexion 780 combine
Claas Lexion 780 TT with 40-ft header and Scottish flag flying. Photo sent in by Claire Rhind.

Claas Lexion 770

Claas Lexion 770 combine
“Cutting through the very dry rape with a 770 in GLoucestershire on the 26 July. Notice how clean the header is and how filthy the body is, it was a bit dusty to say the least”. Photo by Alex Bullock.

Claas Lexion 440

Claas Lexion 440 combine
“I live on the my other half’s family farm on the Herefordshire/Gloucestershire/Monmouthshire border. It is a mixed farm with beef cattle, chickens and, of course, crops. Sent in by Sarah Webb.

John Deere S680i

John Deere S680i combine
An S680i harvesting wheat in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex on a Sunday afternoon. Taken by Mark Smith.

Classic Massey

Massey Ferguson 865 classic combines
Chris Hodgson’s four classic Massey Ferguson 865 combines cutting Volume spring barley near Darlington. Helped by combine enthusiasts Colin Cloude, Barry Taylor, Hillary Pugsley and Rob White.

MF Delta

Massey Ferguson Delta 9380AL combine
Massey Ferguson Delta 9380AL combine with 10.7m header harvesting winter wheat on Philip Chamberlain’s Crowmarsh Battle Farms, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Photo sent in by David Mullett.

New Holland TF44

New Holland TF44 combine
“Thursday evening, 7th August 2014. New Holland TF44 from Moles Farm, Ware, harvesting wheat ahead of the rain, between Thundridge and Cold Christmas in Hertfordshire”. Photo uploaded by Farmer not.

New Holland CR9080

New Holland CR9080 combine
New Holland CR9080 begins harvesting Volume winter barley near Chapmore End in Hertfordshire. Photo uploaded by Farmer not.

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