2011 - Volume #35, Issue #6, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
High-Speed Bush Pruner
ďItís a reel mower with 6 to 7-in. angle blades that go in a circle. It prunes each bush exactly the same. A reel mower is the best there is. It shears and doesnít break branches,Ē explains J.O. Anderson, who works in sales with OVS, an employee-owned company in McMinnville, Ore.
The reel trimmer mounts on a wheeled stand that an operator rolls in place. Itís powered by a 5.5 hp Honda engine and prunes globes from 6 to 35-in. dia. It can also prune up to 35-in. cones.
The field-pruning machine is designed for nurseries with rows of plants in the ground. At $20,000, it isnít cheap, but payback is said to be within 26 weeks considering labor costs for hand pruning.
The machine can be shipped anywhere in the U.S and Canada.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, OVS Aurora, 19658 Hwy. 99E, Hubbard, Ore. 97032 (800 653-2216; www.ovs.com.
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