In Stardew Valley, players can get an Auto Grabber to help harvest materials from their barn and coop animals. However, you won’t be able to get the grabber right away and will need to do a few things to unlock it. Here’s everything you need to know about the auto harvest tool.
How to Get an Auto Grabber in Stardew Valley
An Auto Grabber can be purchased from Marnie’s Ranch once players reach Farming Level 10 for 25,000 Gold. Once you’ve reached Farming Level 10, you’ll receive a letter in your mailbox from Marnie, letting you know that you can visit her Ranch and purchase the harvester for your coop or barn.
The Auto Grabber will automatically harvest materials from your farm animals, and can only be placed inside of a barn or coop. Its main purpose is to save you time, as it will automatically harvest milk from cows, wool from sheep, and much more. You can have as many grabbers as you’d like, as long as you have the Gold to purchase them of course. Be warned though, once you buy it you cannot sell it.
Each morning, you can visit the Auto Grabber to easily pick up a new batch of items that it has harvested from your barnyard animals. It stores up to 36 harvested items which can be can be viewed or removed by right-clicking on it.
However, by using the grabber, the player will not be able to earn +5 friendship points that would normally be earned by manually milking or shearing the animal yourself. This means that it will take a bit longer for your animals to reach their maximum level. Naturally, this has many players wondering if the Auto Grabber is worth it? After all, it is kind of expensive and prevents you from earning friendship points with your animals.
The Auto Grabber is worth it once you have a large barnyard. It will take a long time to harvest materials from all your animals, and having multiple grabbers around in your barns and coops will save you an abundance of time. However, if you’re just starting out and only have a small operation going, it’s probably best to save up your Gold and build a friendship with your animals before purchasing the harvester.
Now that you know how to get the Auto Grabber in Stardew Valley, why not check out some more of our guides for surviving life on the farm.