2023 - Volume #47, Issue #2, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rock Picker Leaves Dirt Behind
“We’ve had users send in pictures of rock piles 8 to 10 ft. tall, thousands of tons of just rock at the end of a field,” says Dick Dietrich, Flexxifinger. “Some of our customers bring the rocks into their yard, wash them, and sell them to landscapers and builders.”
Quicker Pickers come in two models, the 400 with a 36-in. long, 30-in. diameter drum and the 800 with a 48-in. long, 36-in. diameter drum. Both models are available with universal quick-attach mounts for use with tractors or skid steers.
The 400 has a capacity of 900 lbs., while the 800 can carry up to 2,000 lbs. Both are direct drive with a 7 gpm flow rate. The 400 weighs in at 760 lbs. and the 800 at 1,165 lbs.
Each model comes with a list of accessories, including solid, perforated, or mesh screens. They will catch and hold rocks and debris larger than a 1/4-in. in diameter or greater, depending on the screen.
“Customers are using the Quicker Picker with screens in metal yards, gravel pits, wood lots, mining, compost pile management, and cleaning litter out of beach sand,” says Dietrich. “Landscape companies find them handy for capturing valuable topsoil when removing lawns and grassy areas.”
Flexxifinger has sold the Quicker Pickers for the last 8 years. Dietrich purchased the rights to the unit when he ran across it and the farmer who invented it at the National Farm Machinery Show.
Since then, he says, Flexxifinger has sold hundreds, if not thousands, of the rock pickers. “We’ve never had a customer report even a bent spindle on the model 800,” says Dietrich.
The MSRP for the 400 model is $8,649 and $9,995 for the 800 model.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Flexxifinger QD Industries, P.O. Box 1599, Assiniboia, Sask., Canada S0H 0B0 (ph 306-642-4555; or 800-925-1510; www.flexxifinger.com).
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