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Crop Cart Lets You Lay Down On The Job
You can save your back while planting, weeding, and harvesting with a RoHand II, says Elmer Fisher, the owner of Fisher Sprayer Mfg., a family-owned metalworking and fabricating company that builds and sells the solar-powered machine.
“You can break production records while laying down on the job,” he says. “It works for strawberries and many row crops such as onions and garlic - anything you have to bend over to do.”
You lay face down on a chest pad that can be elevated and adjusted for all-day comfort. Foot controls for variable speed and steering keep both hands free for work. A canvas top with roll-down sides provides shade in the sun and protection from rain.
Having worked in the produce industry for many years, Fisher understands what operators need for comfort and to save time.
“A solar panel charges the lithium ion battery for the power that drives the motor and it has variable speed. Press the foot pedal harder and it goes faster,” Fisher says. He notes that the battery stores the energy and lasts a couple of hours, even on cloudy days.
Gear motors and cleated drive tires provide torque and traction for challenging field conditions. The 4-wheel design adds stability and allows easy on/off access on both sides of the machine. The durable frame is made with 2-in. tubing and painted with epoxy paint. Trays or totes of harvested food fit on shelves on the front and back.
He sells the RoHand II for $4,700, plus shipping costs. Fisher also sells a Proveyor Wagon that uses a conveyor to gently and efficiently handle produce such as cabbage, melons and broccoli. Check out his website for more information.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fisher Sprayer Mfg., LLC, 25 Old Leacock Rd., Ronks, Penn. 17572 (ph 717 768-7619; www.harvestpromfg.com; fishersprayer@frontier.com).

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #5