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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:11 pm    Post subject: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We're possibly looking at expanding our sweet corn growth from a garden size scale to a bigger scale size. We've always have just pulled it by hand when it was ready to harvest but was wandering is there anything mechanically and economical that would do the job satisfactory ? Would a 1 or 2 row pull type corn snapper work for this ? Talking about 10 acres or less. Was looking a way to possibly cut back on some of the labor bill and do as much as possible myself. Never had any experience with anything other than a regular combine so didn't know the options out there.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You talking about a reguler corn or a sweet corn picker 2 very different things my best friend has a sweet corn picker for sale i will get you a link give me 5 mins okay
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Difference between a sweet corn picker than a regular picker is that a sweet corn picker has no husking bed, just a snap chute. I have seen them in a MF 2 row mounted picker on tractor. MF also made a 4 and 6 row using the combine corn head on a combine frame and instead of threshing, it just had a elevator. I have picture of one in a sale brochure but I don't know to post it.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I dug into my collection and here is picture of MF Sweet corn Harvester

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank y'all. This is territory that I've never had a need to explore till now. The old snapper that grandaddy used to use was retired to the woods before my time so I've never had any experience on what might would work for this scenario.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What model is this ??
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Brochure shows no model description, but it was from the 1970's. Just described it as a Sweet Corn harvester.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I further searched it at Yahoo and they use a stalk ejector. Most ear corn picker have the stalk ejector also. Most any picker should work if husker was disabled and rolls covered with a steel plate
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pickers are really hard on the butt of the ear and need to have no husker for sweet corn.

A true sweet corn harvester envelopes the ears in tough canvas and carefully pulls them off the stalk. I think Pix-All would be a brand for you to look up, and be sitting down when you see the asking prices. They are a specialized machine.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Did you go to the link i send you that machine is a specialty machine thst is the reason price is high
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:37 am    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had an Oliver 73H pull picker and decided to sell it. A guy and his boy bought it and told me they were going to use it in their sweet corn patch. My guess...they had a run on cream corn cause that thing would have chewed it up.
I quietly took his money and watched it leave. A few months later it reappeared for sale. Less money than he paid for it.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A picker with stripper plates should do less ear damage than just plain snapping rolls.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We got a 73h and it shells about as much as it leaves on the ear.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Picker for sweet corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

X2. JD pull type 300 or mounted 234 IH with stripper bars. Canning companies used them before the UNI systems(stripper plate head) and now Byron corn harvesters. Plates are set up to cut everything off when it gets to far up the head. Lots of trash but good cobs. Used to be a lot of sweet corn in our area.
 
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