Harvesting Machiney can be classified into two broad categories which is given below:
1. Hand/Manual Harvesting: Also termed as hand reaping, it includes plucking the ears of grain directly by hand, cutting the grains stalks with a sickle, cutting them with a scythe or with a later type of scythe called a cradle.
2. Machanical Harvesting: Harvesting done by enjoying a mechanical reaper or reaping machine is termed as mechanical harvesting.