New burley harvester from MarCo Manufacturing
MarCo Manufacturing Co. of Bennettsville, S.C., has introduced the Powell Model 6027 burley harvester.
The harvester cuts the tobacco stalk near ground level, notches it for hanging and orients it perpendicular to the direction of travel. A special gripper chain then positively conveys the stalk to a wagon or trailer that is pulled alongside the harvester.
The self-contained hydraulic system is powered by the PTO of the tractor carrying the harvester. Model 6027’s harvesting head—the heart of the machine—is an improved version of the one used on the Powel 6215 burley harvester, a model that has proven itself during more than 15 years of field operation.
The new harvester can cover between three and four acres per day, depending on variables such as tobacco condition, length of rows, headland for maneuvering and transport wagons available. Operation requires two people—one for the harvester tractor and one for the wagon tractor.
Model 6027 comes with a limited warranty.
For more information, contact MarCo Manufacturing. Telephone: 843-479-3377; fax: 843-479-6685; Web sites: www.marcomfgllc.us and www.powellmfgllc.com.