Brush Harvester - Proudly Australian Made
From a professional seed collector
Thanks Paul, yes GG has been a phenomenon for us this season, after 15 years of hand cutting Themeda, Both, Danth etc I can finally just reserve hand cutting for wetland species, my back is thanking you! Cheers Tom February 2015
GRASS GRABBERS IN SWITZERLAND
Dear Paul In 2012 you delivered us one of your Grass Grabbers. Since we worked with it in many different situations and permanently optimised it a bit. But the "central construction" works well, and I would like to ask you for an other machine to deliver. Is it available still? What is the actual costs? Thank you in advance. All the best from Switzerland, Andreas October 2014
"GG works very very well on Cymbopogon Paul. The yields are great if you can get onto a large field somewhere....like i did today. I have natal grass seed and sporobolus mixed up which just sieves and winnows out to leave a 99% plus purity cymbo. Cymbo is heavy enough to winnow. Rippa mate!
Came home to do a local crop of Capillipedium tomorrow if the weather does not turn.
"GRASS GRABBER successful on Spinifex Grass Seed in Western Australia's Pilbara!" Read the Story here
"Have borrowed [name omitted]'s Grass Grabber due to unexpectedly fast ripening of wallaby grass species in our seed orchard and difficulty harvesting in time using our usual method (blower-vac). This machine is fitted with the standard (most aggressive brush). Grass Grabber harvested at a much faster rate and volume than blower-vac as expected. Austrodanthonia caespitosa ripened very quickly and almost all at once, however seed remaining on plants was difficult to harvest by suction. In this situation, the Grass Grabber harvested in less than 1 hour an amount that had taken me approximately 6 hours with the blower-vac with considerably less physical exertion. I also believe that the Grass Grabber harvested a certain amount of seed that would not have otherwise been harvested at all using other methods. The machine was used on its highest setting on this species.
The machine was dropped to the lowest level to harvest smaller wallaby grass forms which were also rapidly ripening including racemosa, auriculata and tenuior. These species had a very diffuse tussock making harvesting by suction difficult, slow and fairly unproductive. In contrast, the Grass Grabber removed almost all seed from these plants in a matter of minutes.
Overall, its a great machine. We love it and expect it to save us a lot of time and money in the long term.Cheers,"
"Hi Paul Just started grass grabbing since the rain created best ever native grass crops up here. See piccy. Angus is working for me there setting up on a Suzuki 300 King Quad which is a bit like a tractor in its gearing. OIl cooled and has a big electric fan to blow over the motor. Will send piccy of our first dicanthium....
VERY happy with your machine!!! After thinking it through I am not sure what would be better. It is small enough to avoid weedy areas and fit into tight spots which means it is not precluded from anywhere unlike a bigger machine. And does not break my limited budget. I could really get around the countryside with this machine. I leave Angus on it while i continue with my tree seed collections in a radius around him of an hour or so. Might be the making of me yet! I am looking at Capillipedium next and also Cymbopogon which is normally hand harvested. It might winnow and sieve away from other seeds being heavy.
I am very impressed with the grass grabber so far. I have been chasing some wallaby grass and it is just what I wanted.
Later on in the season we will be chasing kangaroo grass. So far so good
David R. NSW
PO BOX 6177
NSW Australia 2580
M: +61 (0) 427 297148
P: +61 (0) 2 48445149
ABN: 92 075 607 139
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