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It has served him well cutting white clover on the farm, but is now mostly used for fun.And it still ran ''really well'', Mr Hall said.
It made an appearance, with a message, at the Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club's site at the recent Ashburton A&P Show, and featured in the Grand Parade.
The message ''Farmers feed cities'' was a gentle reminder to people in the community about the contribution farmers make to their lives.
It was a message Mr Hall saw at ploughing championships in Ontario, Canada, where farmers are valued for their contribution.
It tickled his fancy, and he brought the message home.
He thought it was timely to use it.
''We're proud farmers, but we don't like what's happening [farmers feeling under siege and misrepresented]. I think it's a true statement,'' he said.
The combine harvester, initially owned from brand new by the Maw family of Barrhill, is powered by a Perkins motor. It has a 10 foot cut.
In keeping with the theme of the show ''Seeds of Mid Canterbury'', the harvester sat alongside 54 tractors owned by club members, which were set up with a plough, discs, drills, a truck for carting, and a tractor and baler.
The combine harvester's final outing will be to the club's Wheat and Wheels Rally in early April, 2022.