This hemp harvester is a tractor 3-point hitch mounted harvester designed to cut the stalk at near ground level, orient the stalk perpendicular to the direction of travel, and positively convey it by a special “gripper” chain to a wagon or trailer which is pulled alongside the Powell hemp harvester.
The self-contained hydraulic system is powered by the PTO of the tractor carrying the harvester.
Weight- 2700 lbs.
Tractor size- 8,000# (80 HP) minimum recommended
3-Point Hitch Required- Cat II Free Link / Cat III Free Link & Quick Hitch
PTO required- 540 RPM
Harvesting Speed- 0 – 2 3/4 MPH (approximately)
Harvesting Capacity- 2,000 per hour* (approximately)
Manpower required- 1 for harvester tractor, 1 for wagon tractor
Stalk cut-off saw- 20 in. diameter carbine tipped, direct drive
Hydraulic- capacity 30 gallons
Notching saw (optional)- 10 in. diameter carbide tipped, direct drive w/centering arms to notch stalk for hanging.
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Check out this great video of the Powell Hemp Harvester in action!