Commonly used harvesters are vibrating screen type, chain type and vibrating screen chain type compound type. The vibrating screen type is low in price, but has a large amount of water leakage, and is suitable for large-scale rhizome medicinal material harvesters; the chain type has a good separation effect, but the excavation depth is relatively shallow, generally about 25 cm, and the scope of use is small; the vibrating screen chain compound type is suitable for performance Strong, deep excavation, good separation effect, saving manpower but high price.

With the increase of labor costs, agriculture is now focused on large-scale planting, and the demand for compound harvesters is increasing, which will be the development trend of rhizome harvesters.