Growing Magazine - May, 2014

FEATURES

Product Focus: Harvesting Equipment

Willsie Equipment

The Root Crop Harvester, available in models for single or multiple rows, is designed for gentle sweet potato harvesting, but can be used for most root crops such as potatoes, beets, carrots, garlic, etc.

http://www.willsie.com, 800-561-3025

Bag-A-Nut

The pecan harvester picks up pecans of all sizes, as well as almonds. It allows operators to easily harvest pecans without bending over.

http://www.baganut.com, 800-940-A-NUT

The Gardener's Hollow Leg

The Gardener's Hollow Leg (5 gallons) and the Jr. version (1 gallon) are wearable harvesting bags. Each comes with an attached belt that adjusts to 52 inches.

http://www.thegardenershollowleg.com, 510-735-6165

Johnny's Selected Seeds

The Quick Cut greens harvester allows one person to cut over 175 pounds per hour. Powered by a cordless drill. The 15-inch serrated blade makes a smooth, clean cut.

http://www.johnnyseeds.com, 877-564-6697

Lakewood Process Machinery

The Vegetable Packing Line offers a complete postharvest washing, sorting and packing solution for bell peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, squash and more.

http://www.lakewoodpm.com, 800-366-6705

McDonnall Harvester & Parts

Serves the processing vegetable industry with planting, spraying and harvesting equipment. The on-site service company also runs a fully stocked parts room.

http://www.mcdonnallharvester.net, 419-822-4271

Naber's Ag Equipment

The EasyPick Harvest Assistant eliminates the need to bend over while harvesting and comes in models sized from two to 10 workstations.

http://www.nabersequipment.com, 402-366-6322

Orchard Machinery

The OMC Aftershock AR-7 bin carrier has an articulating rear axle with air-ride suspension, optional traction control and self-centering rear steering.

http://www.shakermaker.com, 530-673-2822

Orchard Valley Supply

Harvest bins are low-maintenance, durable, cost-effective and user-friendly. They work well for harvest, fermentation, processing, transport and storage.

http://www.orchardvalleysupply.com, 888-755-0098

Phil Brown Welding

The N model box shuttle is self-loading and unloading and is designed especially for the narrow, high-density orchards of today.

http://www.philbrownwelding.com, 616-784-3046

Pik Rite

The pepper harvester can harvest up to 20,000 pounds of bell peppers per hour with minimal labor costs. Sickle bar or disc header for single or double rows.

http://www.pikrite.com, 800-326-9763

Provide Agro

The Orsi orchard platform features a Kubota diesel engine, two-speed hydrostatic drive, automatic leveling and hydraulically opening balconies for various row widths.

http://www.provideag.ca, 905-563-8261

R&H Machine

Manufactures chrome alloy sprockets and rolling stock that improve chain life on many types of harvesters.

http://www.rhmachine.com, 800-321-6568

Roeters Farm Equipment

Specializing in new and used vegetable equipment, including harvesters for sweet corn, onions, beans, potatoes and more.

http://www.roetersfarmequipment.com, 231-834-7888

Stokes Ladders

Specializes in aluminum tripod ladders from 5 to 16 feet tall. Also offers straight citrus ladders from 10 to 22 feet tall.

http://www.stokesladders.com, 800-842-7775

Strathmore Ladder

The 100 series ladders were created to handle the heavy use of the commercial fruit harvesting industry. Available in a variety of sizes from 6 to 14 feet.

http://www.strathmoreladder.com, 800-393-5233

Surplus Refrigeration

AgriChill is a temperature-controlled postharvest hydrocooler that uses water chilled in an ice bank. The water comes in direct, uniform contact with produce.

http://www.agrichill.com, 800-351-7577

Sutton Ag Enterprises

The walk-behind HarvestStar baby leaf harvester allows one person to harvest 300 pounds of greens per hour. With band blade or reciprocating blade head.

http://www.suttonag.com, 866-280-6229

Tallman Ladders

Providing aluminum tripod orchard ladders since 1954. The design of the ladders assures ease of handling and longevity.

http://www.tallmanladders.com, 800-354-2733

VirtualOne

FreshQC is a harvest management solution with PTI-compliant traceability built in. It links consumer feedback to the picker in the field.

http://www.virtualone.net, 813-708-0123

Weldcraft Industries

Side-by-side fruit and nut harvesters are designed for fast, efficient harvesting, with no tree or fruit damage.

http://www.weldcraftindustries.com, 559-784-4322