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The Harvester, when supplied with either MJ, EU or RF will harvest crops in front of it in a 3x3 square (the grate-like apparatus shown in the picture). It is typically used with a Planter and will output the collected items in a chest, pipe or other item container, so long as it's placed behind the machine (in front of the small hole). The Harvester also produces sludge at 10mB for each operation which can be piped into a Sludge Boiler and is stored in an internal tank that can hold 4000 mB. Hold Sludge slows the harvest speed. When the sludge tank is full, the Harvester needs three times the time to harvest a block.
The range can be extended to match the size of your farm. Just make sure your harvester is on the same axis as your planter and both devices have the same tier of Range Extender Upgrade and the farm will work perfectly.
Moreover, the Harvester has additional configuration options in its GUI to allow the harvesting of blocks of leaves, harvesting of small mushrooms, and harvesting jungle wood (option for Cocoa Beans). It uses 60 EU or 24 MJ per action.
Caution: The Harvester can affect the blocks used to build the player's house.
With Thermal Expansion 3 recipes enabled
With Thermal Expansion 4 recipes enabled