These machines cut, thresh and stack the grain at the rate of 1600 sacks a day, and cover an area in that time of 100 acres.
It usually takes a day and a quarter to thresh the wheat which it took a day to cut.
The farmer estimates that a threshing-machine can thresh all the wheat ordinarily grown upon 2500 acres, so that a 5000-acre farmer would have at least two machines running at the same time.
It costs about $1.50 an acre to thresh the grain and put it into the elevator.
"Go, Tit, thresh a bit!" said the wag.