THE Australian National Field Days usually has tonnes of machinery to check out, but never like this.
Carruthers Machinery at Cowra has brought a Case IH 7140 header to the event at Borenore, a wheat and canola harvester which would normally retail for $750,000.
The machine boasts 280 horsepower and can process 90 tonnes of wheat an hour.
Cowra-based sales manager Ian Trethewey expected it to be popular with children, as well as crop farmers.
"We wanted to create a bit of interest, it's something we can talk about," he said.
"We try to get a big item kids can climb over and get in."
Despite the drought, Mr Trethewey said headers were still being sold, with good harvests to be gained in Victoria, Young and Cowra.
There will be plenty of other entertainment during the three days, with Eljay Motorbikes performing stunts, a petting zoo and Ash Sproule, Justin Landers and Casey McFarlane playing tunes.
As part of National Indie Beer Day on Saturday, Pioneer Brewing Co will be running the Biggest Cheers at 2pm to celebrate craft beer.
The field days will be held from Thursday to Saturday and the cost for entry will be $18 for adults, $10 concession, $5 for children and students and $40 for a family. Dogs are not permitted on site.
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