SO. I've been reading through my notes from my Australia trip and thought this was a pretty interesting toy (everyone probably knows all about it but I thought it was cool). Anyway, it's called a stripper front. In Australia, because their annual rainfall is so low, they are constantly looking for ways to retain moisture. One of the methods some farmers are implementing is harvesting their wheat with a stripper front. Stripper fronts differ from cutterbar and swath fronts in that the wheat kernels are thrashed from the spike and enter the harvester as loose grain. So how does this help farmers who are in drought prone areas? The stripped standing straw that remains in the paddock provides a fantastic moisture haven for no-till systems and for seeds that will be sown in the proceeding autumn! Also, this isn't my photo, it just shows what it looks like 😊.