Originally Posted by demons210
Apparently the bine 3060 plans are online somewhere. I haven't been able to find it yet though. The reason I know about these things is because I plan on starting a hop farm in eastern pa next year. Good luck to u
I'm pretty sure we don't have the plans on line any more. When we got a professional website done, a lot of that info didn't transfer.
If you look at our equipment website (Yeah, Bine Implement is part of Gorst Valley Hops.) you will see plenty of pictures of the equipment. Basically, its just a drum with picking fingers attached. Some of our growers have built their own and had luck with two drums but we subscribe to K.I.S.S. You can also see the basics of our separator. Trommel screen to get the big stuff and pressurized dribble belt for the small stuff.
If you are going to build your own, send me a note. I'll get you a contact to purchase the picking fingers from a Danhuaer rep direct. They can sell you pre-made picking fingers that are WAY better than what you can build and probably cheaper than the wire you would buy. Its what we do and it saves a boat load of time and $$'s.
Before you even think about buying ours, a Wolf or anyone other picker, you really should try building your own. Its a good winter time project.
But for the first two years, untie, drop them down, pick and then tie them back up. It will be worth more to you in the long run to give them the extra time to grow root mass than to have an easier harvest.