Pickett Equipment has been focused on the dry edible bean harvest business for over 40 years. During that time, we have revolutionized the way beans are harvested by focusing on what matters most to the farmer: efficiency, durability, and higher yields.Today, our harvest equipment lineup, including the One-Step Rod Cutter and the Twin Master Combine, have excelled in those categories and have become the industry standard when it comes to reliability in tough conditions and reduced field loss.
Our One-Step Rod Cutter unites the cutting and windrowing process with the one machine expediting the harvesting process. Numerous universities, processors and individual farmer studies have been performed on direct harvest vs. undercutting over the years–all have resulted in a higher seed with direct harvest than with undercutting methods.
The Master Series Combines were introduced to North America in 1999, only to revolutionize the way dry beans are combined. Starting with the Double Master Plus, followed by the high production Twin Master Combine. No other machines compare when it comes to the overall quality and care in threshing bean seed. The design is for Pulses only; therefore, skin checks, splits, cracks and dirt are brought to an absolute minimum. The design also achieves drastic advantages to production capabilities, with the ability to face tougher and more adverse conditions. We are first in the field and last out, with more ground covered hour per hour.
The Master Series Combine success is due to its overall simplistic design with fewer moving parts, which translates to lower maintenance costs and less handling of the seed. There is a single, low-impact, threshing and separation process with a vacuum to remove fine particles instead of blowers. Plastic elevator buckets and dumping bin features replace any need for damaging augers. Seed samples are typically glossy, clean and damage free.
We conclude that many producers who’ve invested in our specialty equipment, obtain higher yields & better quality, with fewer maintenance costs.
Maximum yield multiplied by superior seed quality is our equation for superior harvest equipment.