Fresh Beans Harvesting

AUMF

Member
Hello,

Just started out harvesting fresh beans and learning to run an old picker. I have picked up some tips along the way, but I'm having some issues with too many broken beans, bruising and a lot of stalk in the sample.

I am running the row of beans along the frame of the machine and the finger reel is stripping the plants as it moves along. Should I be running the frame right up along side the row of beans or away?

How do I get a better sample?

Thanks
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Hello,

Just started out harvesting fresh beans and learning to run an old picker. I have picked up some tips along the way, but I'm having some issues with too many broken beans, bruising and a lot of stalk in the sample.

I am running the row of beans along the frame of the machine and the finger reel is stripping the plants as it moves along. Should I be running the frame right up along side the row of beans or away?

How do I get a better sample?

Thanks
Have you tried adjusting the reel speed slow it down a bit for a start
 

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