Front End Loader Mounted Harvester
Our front-end loader native seed harvesters come in a standard 8-foot harvesting width and we have made larger customized harvesters (i.e. 10-foot) for larger tractors. These harvesters require a tractor with at least 45hp and work best with a quick attach system for easy attachment and removal.
Purposes and Uses:
These native seed harvesters built for larger capacity harvesting than the pull type harvesters but generally cannot access as many difficult to reach locations. However they are built for all-terrain operations including:
Native Grasslands, Ecological Areas, Roadsides, Wetland Edges, Coastal Dunes and Seed Plots.
Patented, dual stage tough industrial nylon brush strips clean seed off the plan with minimal chaff leaving stalks standing. Longer bristles do the stripping while the inner bristles set up an airflow that pulls clean seed off the plant and into the hopper where the air passes through a stainless steel screen depositing the seed.
Harvests grass, sedge, wildflower, herbs, spices with standard stripper header.
With our optional Upgraded stripper header with metal teeth the harvester can Harvest:Conventional Cereal Crops, herbs, spices, Shrubs, and hard to shell out Wildflowers.
Custom built to fit your tractor loader mount system we recommend a quick attach system
Reversible hydraulic brush drive, lift & tilt
Requires 45 hp+ tractor/loader with 15 gpm (60 litres per min) hydraulic flow Operates from 4in (10cm) above ground level to the maximum safe operating height of your loader
Quick unloading right from tractor seat with hydraulic bottom dump door Fully screened hopper top with adjustable internal baffle ensures effective air flow seed capture & maximum harvesting
Dual stage, reversible, long lasting nylon brush efficiently collects the seed, leaving stalks and straw standing
Rugged construction of galvanized sheet, painted plate & tubular steel
Quick payback period - usually pays for itself in one season or less
8 ft (2.4 m) harvest width; harvest 4 ac/hr @ 3 mph ground speed
Hopper capacity ~ 40 cu ft (1.1 cu m); empty weight 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Optional stainless-steel Shelbourne-Reynolds Type header for tough headed wildflower & regular grain seeds
Optional concave harvester bar for more aggressive seed threshing
GP Restoration Solutions Inc. ’s primary goal is to conserve biological diversity by encouraging the use of locally-collected seed in reclamation, ecological restoration, heritage seed production and research. They allow efficient collection of local native seed in places no other mechanized equipment could go. If you can walk there, you can harvest your own local native seed. Our Hand Held Seed Harvesters also are excellent for small-scale crop, herb & registered seed plots. They are 10X more efficient than hand collecting.
Our Harvesters are used by conservation agencies, reclamation industries, ranchers, farmers & native seed producers in 46 countries. Since 1987 they have proven themselves in many different seed harvest applications on 250+ species of grasses, wildflowers, legumes, weeds and crops.