The Harvester removes any plants that are growing in a 3x3 area in front of it. It will leave the bottom section of cactus and sugar cane. The harvester is configurable to keep leaf blocks as blocks, or to break them as if the player was breaking them, resulting in occasional saplings. The player can also choose whether or not the Harvester will harvest small mushrooms, or jungle wood blocks, if the player is farming cocoa beans, because the cocoa must be attached to jungle wood blocks.
Like the Planter and Fertilizer, the Harvester affects all vanilla plants (wheat, melons, pumpkins, carrots, potatoes, trees of all kinds, sugar cane, cactus, and cocoa), as well as IC2 rubber trees, RP2 rubber trees, and flax. The Harvester will also produce Sludge as a byproduct of harvesting which can be piped out using BuildCraft pipes or liquiducts.
To change the facing of the harvester, use the Precision Sledgehammer
The range of The Harvester can be upgraded with the use of a Range Upgrade
|Raw Materials Needed (1 Plastic Sheet and 2 Factory Machine Blocks left over)|