2023 - Volume #47, Issue #2, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Heavy-Duty Picker Also Rakes Rocks
Steve Schroeder, U.S. sales manager says, “They’re designed to dump 9 ft. high. Most of our buyers have too many rocks to pile in the corner of their fields. They like the high dumping feature, which is perfect for trucks or carts to follow along, collect the stones in the field, and haul them away.”
The KP 6 has a 20-ft. working width and is 540-rpm pto-driven. It picks rocks from 1 1/2 in. to 20 in. in diameter. The pto drives a pair of rakes on gauge wheels that run the opposite of ground direction in a ‘V’ pattern, extending on either side of the center tines and bucket. It also turns the fingers that toss the stones into the bucket.
“The center sieve height can be hydraulically controlled from the tractor cab and adjusted at a depth to match the rake’s gauge wheels,” Schroeder says. “As the rakes bring the rocks to the center, the tines grab them from over the sieve and throw them into the bucket. The speed relationship between the rakes and tines is constant.”
The hydraulically-controlled 3 cubic yard bucket also has a grated bottom to allow excess dirt to escape. Any retained soil slides into a separate container behind the rear of the bucket and is returned to the field during the dumping stage.
Rakes fold up hydraulically to a width of 9 ft. for road transport.
Schroeder says the KP 6 can be run by tractors as small as 100-hp. as the three hydraulic outlets don’t require a constant flow of oil from the tractor.
Available options include Isobus control, a flex drum with extra-strong tines, pneumatic brakes, ball coupling, and larger tire sizes.
The KP 6 retails for about $87,000 plus S&H and is available throughout North America from a dozen dealer groups located in the U.S.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Steve Schroeder, County Line Equipment, 8446 County Road A, Edgerton, Ohio 43517 (ph 419-212-1024; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.pel-tuote.fi).
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