When Harvest Time arrives, the first step is to shake the pecans from the trees. The Shaker is attached to the rear of the tractor. It's 'jaws' can open up to 4 feet wide and are clamped to the trunk of the tree . Leland shakes each tree several times in small burst to remove the pecans from the hulls.
The next step is to pick the pecans up. That is the job of the Harvester. It is pulled beneath the trees where it picks up everything. The pecans are stored in the hopper. Some leaves and light-weight sticks are blown out but much of it winds up with the pecans to be dealt with later. Once the Harvester hopper is full, the pecans are transfered to super-sacks for storage until they are ready to be cleaned.
33850 Victory Rd
Paola, KS 66071
Phone: 913 634-7838 913 634-7838
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