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Harvest II now in progress

Just started harvest on this crop today.

Who knows what these are??

Equipment pics start tommorow.
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--07 6.7CTD 2500 4x4, Quad Cab, Big Horn Pkg. 3.73, airbags, 6sp auto, with Mag-Hytec deep pan.- sold but not forgotten.
--08 36' Jazz 5th wheel,triple slide, 12,000lbs
--28' 22,400# PJ goosneck beaver tail trailer
--95 & 96 5.9CTD 4x4 5sp. ext. cab. 33x12.50x16 front, 33x15.50x16 rear tires. R-1 tread, wheelbase shortened 30". Used as tugs on farm
--81 IH 1800, DT466 210hp, 10 speed,
--95 FL70, 8.3 cummins 275hp, 10speed
--79 GMC 7000, DD 6V53 210 hp, 6sp ally
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Yep, actually Prunes which are dried into Dried Plums. I still call them prunes(old school) even though they are marketed as dried plums.

Pics of harvest and our dehydrator will be coming.

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--07 6.7CTD 2500 4x4, Quad Cab, Big Horn Pkg. 3.73, airbags, 6sp auto, with Mag-Hytec deep pan.- sold but not forgotten.
--08 36' Jazz 5th wheel,triple slide, 12,000lbs
--28' 22,400# PJ goosneck beaver tail trailer
--95 & 96 5.9CTD 4x4 5sp. ext. cab. 33x12.50x16 front, 33x15.50x16 rear tires. R-1 tread, wheelbase shortened 30". Used as tugs on farm
--81 IH 1800, DT466 210hp, 10 speed,
--95 FL70, 8.3 cummins 275hp, 10speed
--79 GMC 7000, DD 6V53 210 hp, 6sp ally
-- A whole bunch farm equipment, all colors
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Prune Harvest Equipment

Here are some pictures of equipment used in harvesting Prunes.

It takes 2 machines or halfs to harvest a prune tree. One half is the shaker half. It as a shaker head similar to what you seen in the Almond harvest thread. You drive up along side of the tree and the shaker head slides out to the tree and clamps to the trunk of the tree. The other half is called a "Receiver half", it carries the bins that are filled by conveyers. The shaker has a deck that slides out past the tree trunk and closes up around the tree to create a seal so fruit does not fall to the ground. All the fruit shaken rolls off the deck from the shaker to the receiver and is conveyed to the box. As the fruit drops to bin there is a fan that blowes out the leaves from the fruit.

We have 3 sets of harvesters that each do about 3.5 trees per minute.

I also built these machines in our farm shop. 1st one originally built about 35 years ago, but numerous upgrades over time. These machines are 100% hydraulically powered. Orginally they had Dodge 225 slant 6 motors in them, which was a popular engine to use in these types of machines back in the day...

1st pic is of shaker half from rear looking at John Deere 4045 Turbo engine

2nd pic Front view with shaker head and deck slid out.

3rd pic, rear view with deck out and shaker clamped on tree

4th pic Shaker in action
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2013 6.7 CTD 2500, 800 ft-lbs torque, 4x4 crewcab Larmine Longhorn edition, 6 sp. auto, 2 tone white/gold
--07 6.7CTD 2500 4x4, Quad Cab, Big Horn Pkg. 3.73, airbags, 6sp auto, with Mag-Hytec deep pan.- sold but not forgotten.
--08 36' Jazz 5th wheel,triple slide, 12,000lbs
--28' 22,400# PJ goosneck beaver tail trailer
--95 & 96 5.9CTD 4x4 5sp. ext. cab. 33x12.50x16 front, 33x15.50x16 rear tires. R-1 tread, wheelbase shortened 30". Used as tugs on farm
--81 IH 1800, DT466 210hp, 10 speed,
--95 FL70, 8.3 cummins 275hp, 10speed
--79 GMC 7000, DD 6V53 210 hp, 6sp ally
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Prune Harvest Eqipment, Receiver half

Here is pics of Receiver half.

1st pic. Side view of Receiver, 4045 John Deere engine, elevator conveyer-bar style conveyer for dropping undersize fruit out before it goes into bin, deleafer fan and rack that holds bins. It holds the bin being filled plus 3 empty bins waiting to be filled.

2nd pic. fruit going up elevator conveyer.

3rd pic. prunes filling bin.

4th pic. full bin unloading off of harvester.

5th pic. Close up of Prunes in mid flight as tree is shook

More pictures to come of more equipment
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Remember not to talk bad about farmers with your mouth full!
2013 6.7 CTD 2500, 800 ft-lbs torque, 4x4 crewcab Larmine Longhorn edition, 6 sp. auto, 2 tone white/gold
--07 6.7CTD 2500 4x4, Quad Cab, Big Horn Pkg. 3.73, airbags, 6sp auto, with Mag-Hytec deep pan.- sold but not forgotten.
--08 36' Jazz 5th wheel,triple slide, 12,000lbs
--28' 22,400# PJ goosneck beaver tail trailer
--95 & 96 5.9CTD 4x4 5sp. ext. cab. 33x12.50x16 front, 33x15.50x16 rear tires. R-1 tread, wheelbase shortened 30". Used as tugs on farm
--81 IH 1800, DT466 210hp, 10 speed,
--95 FL70, 8.3 cummins 275hp, 10speed
--79 GMC 7000, DD 6V53 210 hp, 6sp ally
-- A whole bunch farm equipment, all colors
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I was going to say plums or prunes. Looks like you are having a good harvest. Farmers here have been shelling corn for a couple weeks now, which is very unusual for our area. I have not been down to the farm in a couple weeks so I do not know when any of my friends will be starting but I figure it will be soon. I think it is interesting that much of your equipment is powered by John Deere diesels. I am so used to "row crops" its fun to see how other things are farmed. Keep up the good work Mike, it looks like you are having fun!

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Bin Carrier

The next machine used in the harvesting of prunes is the Bin Carrier. This is the equivalant to a bankout to you grain farmers.

A bit of history of the Bin Carrier: The orginal Bin Carrier was designed and built in 1967 by my father. It worked so well that he got the original patent for it. In 1968 he started building them for sale. In fact our farm shop was originally built for the manufacturing of them. The bin carriers don't resemble anything built now but it was the start. He even got in a legal battle with a large company over patent infrigement. It was tough for a farmer to fight a large corporation thatr had there own in house legal team. They eventually offered him a small royality. Basicially he told them to shove it and did his own thing.

Anyway... onto today:

The Bin Carrier hauls empty bins from the loading dock out to the field for the prune harvesters. The front end forks tilt down and you drive the forks under the bins and the rubber drive rollers pull the bins up into the chassis, it carries 6 bins at a time. To drop the emptys off in the field the rear tailgate drops and you push the bins out the back as you drive through the field. you can do this as slow or fast as you want. The gearing for the field is about up to 35mph. For the full bins you load the same as the emptys but you unload from front in reverse.

pic 1: front view of machine showing forks with rubber drive rollers in up position.

pic 2: side view of engine side.(Yes Neel its a John Deere 4045) and hydrostat and hydraulic pumps. Got the Sunstrand hydrostat pump and motor off a junked out cement truck

pic 3: of hydrostat motor going through a 4 speed tranny into rearend.

pic 4: Full bins out in orchard waiting to be picked up

pic 5: view of full bins being unloaded. With a full load it weighs over 14,000 lbs.

Also this is another machine I built ~30 years ago. We run two of these.
Soon I will post pictures of our deyhdrator drying the prunes
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--08 36' Jazz 5th wheel,triple slide, 12,000lbs
--28' 22,400# PJ goosneck beaver tail trailer
--95 & 96 5.9CTD 4x4 5sp. ext. cab. 33x12.50x16 front, 33x15.50x16 rear tires. R-1 tread, wheelbase shortened 30". Used as tugs on farm
--81 IH 1800, DT466 210hp, 10 speed,
--95 FL70, 8.3 cummins 275hp, 10speed
--79 GMC 7000, DD 6V53 210 hp, 6sp ally
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