Growing Magazine - May, 2012

FEATURES

Product Focus: Harvesting Equipment

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.

www.baganut.com

Citgo Petroleum Corp.

Mystik products for agricultural equipment include JT-6 Hi-Temp Greases with a high dropping point and JT-8 Super Heavy Duty engine oils that minimize sludge.

www.citgo.com

The Gardener's Hollow Leg

The Gardener's Hollow Leg harvesting bag comes in 1 and 5-gallon sizes. It has a belt attached that expands to 52 inches and a fabric handle on the bottom.

www.thegardenershollowleg.com

Herb Barber & Sons

Fruit and vegetable harvesting lugs are made of heavy-duty, food-grade polyethylene. They can be stacked when full and nested when empty.

www.herb-barber-sons.com

Littau Harvester

The over-the-row harvester is a diesel-powered unit that straddles a berry bush to harvest its fruit. It shakes the bush so only the ripe fruit falls onto the catcher plates.

www.littauharvester.com

McDonnall Harvester & Parts

Geared toward the vegetable processing industry, with products for tomatoes, peppers, sweet potatoes and more. The Pik Rite 240 tomato harvester is new for 2012.

www.mcdonnallharvester.net

N.M. Bartlett

The Cross labor platform can be used for any orchard activity on slopes up to 25 degrees. It automatically levels itself to create a safe, efficient platform.

www.bartlett.ca

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.

www.nabersequipment.com

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.

www.shakermaker.com

Organic Ag Designs

The RowRider carries the worker over the crop row in an ideal ergonomic position, allowing for rapid and accurate performance of manual harvesting tasks.

www.rowrider.com

Oxbo International

The Oxbo 8000 is a single drop blueberry harvester geared toward reducing harvesting costs. Manufactures a full line of fruit and vegetable harvesters.

www.oxbocorp.com

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.

www.philbrownwelding.com

Pik Rite

The Pepper Harvester can harvest up to 16,000 pounds of bell peppers per hour with minimal labor costs. The sickle bar header works in raised beds or on flat ground.

www.pikrite.com

R&H Machine

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

www.rhmachine.com

Roeters Farm Equipment

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

www.roetersfarmequipment.com

Stokes Ladders

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

www.stokesladders.com

Strathmore Ladder Co.

Manufacturing orchard ladders of various types and sizes for over 75 years. Offers aluminum tripod and straight ladders as well as other types.

www.strathmoreladder.com

Sutton Ag Enterprises

The walk-behind HarvestStar baby leaf harvester is ideal for baby lettuce, spinach and other leafy crops. It is available with a band blade or reciprocating blade head.

www.suttonag.com

Tallman Ladders

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

www.tallmanladders.com

VirtualOne

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

www.virtualone.net

Weldcraft Industries

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

www.weldcraftindustries.com

Willsie Equipment

The sweet potato harvester is now available in a smaller version for smaller operators. It is gentle enough to be used on any crop that needs to be dug up.

www.willsie.com