[Market-farming] snapping tops off carrots

Vern and Amy vaspencer at sisna.com
Fri Nov 23 11:50:37 EST 2012

So how wide are the tops of your ridges when you plant, and what is your 
planter?  I can't get any closer than about 8" with 2 Planet Jr.'s 
unless I run a single planter down the ridge twice.

I have seen a Scott Biner carrot harvester, and I don't see how a 
table-top hand-feed version would be feasible, unless maybe upside down 
without the belts.  The machine undercuts, grabs the tops with two belts 
held together tightly with multiple rollers as it transfers the crop to 
the topper, which is a set of several blunt blades that slide together 
like your fingers if you spread your fingers and slide the fingers of 
both hands past each other to lock your hands.  Maybe somebody else can 
run with that.


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