While some may say that heavier weight leads to inefficient use of fuel, Hanscom Industries has experienced just the opposite. This Saturday, Nov 15th is our last day open for apple picking! We have U-PICK/WE-PICK Blueberries starting Thurs, July 17th! In the past, we’ve had to be cognizant of the number of hours being put on our tractors to be sure the warranty period got us through as many blueberry harvests as possible. Many blueberries are still hand harvested because the quality of the fruit remains at its highest. 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This self-propelled, walk-behind 5.5 horsepower harvester can harvest anywhere from one -2 acres per day depending on crop concentration and is ideal for the small to mid-sized farm. U-Pick Tomatoes are Now $0.50/lb. Between where the 2 people are standing, there is a sorting belt and it is where the berries drop into the crates. We use this side row kind because it fits under our low bird netting. Cripps Pink, Braeburn, Gold Rush, Granny Smith and Rome are Ready! ("naturalWidth"in a&&"naturalHeight"in a))return{};for(var d=0;a=c[d];++d){var e=a.getAttribute("data-pagespeed-url-hash");e&&(! Opening for Apples on Tuesday, August 11th! Sign-up for updates on Apple and Blueberry picking and fun farm happenings. )Terry & Debbie Beilke - 2nd Generation since 1952Erin & James Gruetzman - 3rd Generation since 1981, Apples | U-Pick from the Farm | Blueberries. KOKAN 500S KOKAN 500S is a towed behind harvester that efficiently harvests blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, black currents, haskap and other berries. 6300 KIOTI Drive Wendell, NC 27591 Golden Delicious are Now Ready! The machines were operated on side by side rows. Tomatoes Still Going Strong. Here is how many berries that are lost on the ground. DAEDONG - USA, INC This is a side row blueberry picker. The plastic arm sheets actually swing open as they hit the base of the blueberry bush. Jonagold, Melrose and Liberty Apples are now ready! Huh? Apples, Tomatoes, and Pumpkins Ripe and Ready. And its 4 speeds allow it to speed up for low yields or slow down for high yields. Limited Hours Aug 2-5th, Due to High Heat. Thanksgiving Week Hours. By offering his harvesting services to others, he was able to successfully offset the cost of the equipment, while establishing a business that continues to thrive and grow today. The grower knows what it takes to pick their crop and deliver it to the market in the best condition possible. Honeycrisp and 3 Rows of "Red" Jonagold are Ready! Ruby Jon are Ripe! They should fall off right into your hand with no tugging on the delicate berry required. Because blueberries are a seasonal agricultural product, Hanscom uses his tractor throughout the balance of the year for a wide variety of tasks, including at an additional business owned by the family, Jonesboro Sand and Gravel. Bartlett Pears are gone for the year. It is our job to design, build, and modify our machines and parts to provide solutions to these unique and changing needs. Wed-Sat, 9am to 12pm. Cripps Pink, Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith and Gold Rush are Ready for Picking! While the original equipment is no longer in use, Hanscom Indsutries continues to rely on heavy equipment to harvest. Ruby Jon, Liberty, Melrose and Jonagold all ripe now. Also Gala, Smoothies and Ruby Mac Available. 2014, 977 hrs, Kubota v3600-T engine, trailers included Read More. Cripps Pink, Gold Rush and Granny Smith are at their best!! Apple picking is still happening! “The DK90 has been extremely fuel-efficient and its large, 33 gallon fuel tank allows us to refuel less often, so we can harvest more berries each day.” In August 2012, Hanscom Industries, now run by Ivan, his son Grant and grandson Jacob, harvested over 100 acres yielding more than a 1/2 million pounds of blueberries. Blueberry, Aronia berry, Haskap berry, Honeyberry Most competitive model tractors offer only 3 speeds,” states Wayne Rose, General Manager of Profile Tractor and Equipment, “And the creeper gear when added to a tractor as an option can cost a customer anywhere from $4,000 – $8,000 dollars. It is slower to operate than the Emerson harvester. Let me know! Gala and Smoothie Apples Ready to Pick Monday. 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Last week that Sweetheart Cherries are Available! Gravensteins are ready, and blueberries are officially done! Things are starting to pick up around here. Honeycrisp Waiting to Ripen. U-Pick Apple InformationOpen August thru November for Apples and Tomatoes. With his son and grandson in the business and Ivan still involved in its day-to-day operations, Hanscom Industries continues to grow and has a bright outlook for the future. Fuji, Gold Rush, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious available to pick! To justify his initial investment in the harvesting equipment, Hanscom formed Hanscom Industries and began harvesting far more than the 50 acres of blueberry fields owned by his family. Golden Delicious and Liberty Apples are Ready! Update, Monday Oct 25th: Gold Rush and Rome are now ready! One of the Best for Cider/Hard Cider. 10am to 2pm. Combine harvester New Holland Braud 2414. Traditional over the row (OTR) blueberry harvesters are limited in their ability to successfully harvest high quality fresh blueberries due to internal fruit damage which reduces shelf life. Honeycrisp is almost gone. Still plenty of apples on the farm available for picking!!!!! We don’t worry about that with our KIOTI DK90,” states Ivan Hanscom. Red Gravenstein are ready to pick on Wednesday (Aug 31st). “One of the things that I like the most about our new KIOTI tractor is that we don’t have to add any extra weight to make it run efficiently with the harvester implement. When you are only being paid $1.00 per pound for fresh market, you are losing money after you add up all your expenses to grow the berries. Plus more good news! There are few people who understand the hard work and dedication it takes to be a successful blueberry farmer more than Hanscom. These machines have been primarily of the shake-and-catch design, which detach the blueberries by shaking or vibrating the bush. Eight Varieties of Apples Still Available with Bumper Crops of Braeburn, Fuji and Cripps Pink. With blueberries being one of the states staple agricultural products and August being the month when they are harvested, the last bit of summer is marked by long, hard days for those who call the area home. The berries then continue down the second conveyor, which shifts from side-to-side to evenly distribute the berries, into a tote that can hold up to 350 pounds of the fruit. Last Day of U-Pick Blueberries is Wed, Aug 9th. Temperature was approximately 90 degrees. sustainable development of the fresh market blueberry production. Blueberry Hand Pies Bakealong. Many new varieties open for picking! NEW- Selling Flowers and Blueberries this year, Come out and have Grandpa show you the apples. As such, many tractor owners who use their machine to pick berries purchase it with an optional creeper gear so that they are able to reduce the speed of the tractor to a near crawl without it stalling. I believe the newer over the row blueberry pickers and if we had more experience, would probably pick less green.). Blueberries Available into August! We have 5 people on the machine. For a more bountiful crop, plant two or more varieties. Check latest blog posts for Apple orchard opening day information. Gravenstein ready! “In the last three years we used hand-held, air-powered shakers to remove fruit from the plant and a tractor-pulled fruit catching platform with modifications to reduce fruit bruising,” he says. This is the other side of the blueberry picker. Also Great for Eating, Baking and Salads. Some berries don't ship well to far away places, so they can't easily be sold fresh. “Since we’ve been in the blueberry harvesting business so long, we knew the daily rigors that a tractor would need to handle, including uneven terrain, long hours of non-stop use and the heavy-weight and demanding hydraulics of the blueberry harvester implement it would need to support. Another negative is the blueberry picker machine will also pick some greens. This year we would start at 2am picking. 10am to 2pm. Whenever you pick greens, you are losing some of your next picking. One of our fields we pick with a machine. Farmers Equipment Co. Lynden, Washington 98264. A large scale Blueberry producer located in Eastern Washington State conducted an indendent direct comparison of the fruit drop between the Litau and Blueline berry harvesting machines. Wrap the dough, and chill for at least 30 minutes before using. Legal Privacy Notice. Tomatoes Available to Pick Now! Whisk the cornstarch or ClearJel with the sugar, and pour over the berries. Hanscom Industries is extremely committed to their local community and to helping fellow blueberry farmers in Maine be as profitable and productive as possible each year. Dockage is the percentage of berries that have to be sorted out because they are green, not yet ripe enough, soft or shriveled. In the previous years, we have started later in the  AM but found that picking earlier helps the berries come off more easily. U-Pick/We-Pick Blueberries Open Wed- Sat, 9am to 4pm. The harvester’s parts are all … (That to say, we are pretty novice at picking with a machine. Harvest begins in June for varieties such as Earliblue. Scavenger Hunt Winner from the Apple Festival!! Wow, A Couple Nice Days this Weekend to Pick Apples! We are Open for Apple Picking! Apple Picking Available until Friday, Nov 30th. Lots of Honeycrisp left still! Littau Harvester – 1992. Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Gold Rush Still Available! I’ve owned many brands over the years and I’ve never come across a warranty that gives me that type of coverage and peace of mind.”. Gala apples and U-Pick Tomatoes Available Now. Annual Apple Festival will be Saturday, October 15th. “When I purchased the KIOTI DK90, it came with a comprehensive 4-year warranty that didn’t limit the number of hours or type of use. Gravenstein Apples Open Friday (Aug 4) at 8am! Phone: 1-877-go-kioti Ruby Jon apples and D'Anjou pears are ready! We also have a design that can be … Growers with small wild blueberry plots have a new harvester that appears to be tailor-made for modest acreage. KIOTI Tractor Division The value of that warranty to my business is tremendous. 9am to 4pm. Once full, the tote is hydraulically removed by the implement and another one dropped from its holding stack to maximum uptime. of blueberries, Ivan Hanscom responded with a hearty laugh. For more information on KIOTI or KIOTI products please visit your authorized KIOTI Tractor dealer or www.KIOTI.com. “The purchase of our new KIOTI DK90 was a significant investment for the company,” states Ivan Hanscom. Over-the-row mechanical blueberry harvesters have been available since the mid-sixties. By flash freezing the berries at the peak of their flavor and nutrition, we extend the fresh bounty of the season all winter long to people all over the world. Painful! After significant research in early 2012, Hanscom purchased the newest of his harvesting equipment, a KIOTI DK90 tractor from Profile Tractor and Equipment, his local Authorized KIOTI Tractor Dealer. Because the DK90 is the heaviest tractor in its size class, it effortlessly supports the weight of the implement. There are also more commonly used over the row pickers. We donate annually to Salem Harvest and the Marion Polk Food Share. Doug Bragg Enterprises 96 Bragg Road Collingwood, Nova Scotia Canada B0M 1E0 Tel: 902.686.3254 Website: www.dbe.ca. Last day of apple picking is Fri, Dec 7th. JDV Harvester – in good condition. We will only send you useful and important e-mails about picking opportunities or other major farm happenings. Jonagold Apples are Ready! Gravenstein Apples are Done. New: Fuji, Rome, Red Delicious ready now. With this system, the workers can focus on harvesting blueberries and let the machinery collect the harvested fruit and fill the lugs. Gala Apples and Tomatoes Available Now! Special Labor Day Hours. The AGH Model 1750 harvester is a great small tracks harvester that can be used for younger fields or on full size bushes. When it comes to harvesting blueberries, the more weight the better.”. Still hanging in here with apples on the trees. Bring your own cardboard boxes or bags to get your apples home. A tractor with too much speed or the inability to operate at a very slow speed doesn¡¯t allow the operator to adjust operation as needed to maximize the number of blueberries harvested. Blueberry harvesting season can be anywhere from late May through mid-August, depending upon the variety and your local climate. The open harvester design provides the driver excellent visibility while picking. Acadian Machine Works of Tignish, P.E.I., began manufacturing a $10,500, self-propelled, two-wheeled machine earlier this year. Used Blueberry Equipment, Headland, Alabama. The downside is you get paid less for machine picked berries. For more information on Hanscom Industries, please call 207-255-8611. Our Last Day Open for Apple Picking will be Friday, Nov 20th! OTR harvesters can reduce the cost of harvesting by hand from over $1.00 per pound to only $0.10 to $0.13 per pound. Smoothies Done. (Passed away April 2016. A blueberry picker scoop, used to harvest berries, resembles a hand-held dustpan with a comb-shaped scoop. Plus 1 row of Honeycrisp. U-Pick Blueberries are done for the season. Gravenstein Update! Oxbo 8040 Blueberry Harvester The 8040 single drop harvester gently conveys the fruit through a cleaning system to the back of the machine where it is placed into a lug or tote. KIOTI customers benefit from an extensive and growing dealer network that’s dedicated to superior customer service across North America. Mckibben SPR self propeled Rotory blueberry harvester. Gravenstein are all Done for the Season. Still Lots to Go Too. They have less green berries. Gravenstein are Ready to Pick...Wow This is Early! Today, the company offers a full line of compact tractors, utility vehicles and zero turn radius mowers for both residential and commercial use. Gala, Ruby Mac, Smoothie and partial row of Honeycrisp available now. Loads of Gala, Ruby Mac and Smoothies Apples. Labor Day Weekend Hours. Also Pre-Picked Sweetheart Cherries are Available! In contrast, commercially available over-the-row (OTR) mechanical harvesters (Figure1) can cut harvest labor to 25 h/hectare Apple Festival is Sat, Oct 14th. Jonagold, Red Delicious, Ruby Jon and Golden Delicious. Opening Tues, Aug 13th. 9am to 4pm. Last day of U-Pick Blueberries Will be this Saturday (Aug 4th). Phone: (360) 686-6096 Call. Gala, Ripe and Ready. We Have Been Busy Swathing at Night! Tomatoes Still Available but Winding Down. More Apples Coming up in a Couple Weeks. Granny Smith and Red Delicious are Ready! However, new OTR machines cost as much as $250,000, making high-capacity harvesting machines unaffordable for most small- and medium-size blueberry farms. In the past, we’ve always had to add extra weight to our tractors to gain stability and avoid them tipping over while harvesting on slopes and hills. U-Pick Tomatoes Too! //]]>Machias, ME – Every August millions of people make their way to the state of Maine to enjoy its beauty during the last few weeks of summer. Still Lot of Beautiful Honeycrisp left too! (function(){for(var g="function"==typeof Object.defineProperties?Object.defineProperty:function(b,c,a){if(a.get||a.set)throw new TypeError("ES3 does not support getters and setters. A blueberry harvester holds an old shaker that has been determined to cause too much damage to the blueberries. CLOSED THIS SUNDAY! It gives me the ability to use my KIOTI tractor year-round without any concern about warranty hours or unplanned repair costs. Why would a blueberry grow choose to machine pick over hand pick? Follow Beilke Family Farm to get more behind the scenes access. This is a side row blueberry picker. If it is a low price, then you cannot afford to pick it by hand. We protect your e-mail and send no more than one e-mail a week. The Apple Orchard is Closed for the Season. Apple Season is Done for the Year. Ivan Hanscom, a native of Machias, Maine, has been harvesting blueberry fields for more than 40 years. Below is a picture of where the bushes go through the machine. Delicious Additions To Our Ripe and Ready List, Liberty, Melrose, and Jonathan making 9 available varieties, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, and Ruby Mac Update. Opening 3 out of 7 Rows of Jonagold. What is Swathing? We love all of our four-legged friends, but due to USDA Food Safety Rules we are unable to welcome them into our orchard. Grandpa "Phil" Beilke (Feb 19, 1920- April 9, 2016). “Long before we used machinery to harvest blueberries, we hand raked the fields, yielding about 20 boxes of berries per person, per day,” states Hanscom. Gravenstein apples are starting us off. Also the Scavenger Hunt Winner is Announced! Apple Orchard will be Opening Monday, Aug 15th! Open Labor Day, 8am to 6pm. The blueberry picker scoop, also called a hand rake, has been used by commercial growers and home gardeners for more than 100 years to speed up the harvesting process. Apple Season is here! Next Apples Ready in a Few Weeks. The excess debris that is picked with the blueberries is separated in the transition from the first to the second conveyor. Philip Beilke (Grandpa) - 1st Generation on farm since 1950. Littau Harvester strives to produce and provide “state of the art” harvesting equipment season after season. So while they do catch many of the berries, we also lose much on the ground. As Hanscom harvests with his new tractor, the blueberries are picked by an implement that gently pulls the berries off the bush, and then sends them up a hydraulically driven conveyor to a second conveyor. Thank you for subscribing to our farm update e-mail list! This test was conducted August 12 th on Aurau Fruit variety. The beater bars shake the bush from both sides and knock the berries off. Still lots of U-Pick Blueberries. Once we understood the overall value, the purchase decision was an easy one to make.”. By clicking “Accept” you accept the use of cookies. Thanks for spending time with us, we really enjoy having you around. There are also more commonly used over the row pickers. Anymore questions you all have? Mechanical Blueberry Harvester consists of a reel-type picking head. Apple Festival Scavenger Hunt Winner is Announced! Harvester Braud 2414 for harvesting berries from New Holland. So it can depend on the variety you grow, what the market will pay you or if you just can't get any pickers to show up! Plus our machine is very old. Ruby Mac apple is ready! There are few people who understand the hard work and dedication it takes to be a successful blueberry farmer more than Hanscom. U-Pick Blueberries will start Wed, June 28th! 431 likes. Granny Smith, Braeburn and Gold Rush Ready. Only the V-45 blueberry harvester (BEI Intl., South Haven, MI) has clearly demonstrated that fresh market fruit quality as good as hand-harvested fruit can be achieved through mechanical harvesting (Peterson and Brown, 1996). ":"&")+"url="+encodeURIComponent(b)),f.setRequestHeader("Content-Type","application/x-www-form-urlencoded"),f.send(a))}}}function B(){var b={},c;c=document.getElementsByTagName("IMG");if(!c.length)return{};var a=c[0];if(! Open thru Sunday, Nov 6th or until we run out of Granny Smith. HUBBARD RAKE Co. For more about cookies read our Cookies Policy. Hand blueberry harvesters are growing in popularity, and as a result there are more and more companies selling these products. “I did 6 months worth of research before buying and I was not going to make a mistake. Fax: 919-374-5001 These crates don't looks so bad. Lots of Great Apples Ready Now! We Will Be Open on Monday for Labor Day, Regular Hours, 8am to 6pm. U-Pick Sweetheart Cherries are Done for the Season. “Well, outside of eating a lot of them since they are so good for you and full of antioxidants and Vitamin C, we sell them exclusively to a local processor Cherryfield Foods who flash freezes and packages them for enjoyment year round. “The climate controlled cab makes it practical for year-round use, while its spacious design adds a comfort level for even that tallest of operators.” ← Last weekend of U-Pick blueberries coming up! We Still Have Apples Available! Apple Orchard Opening Monday, August 15th with Gala, Honeycrisp, Ruby Mac and Smoothies. Doug Bragg Enterprises Ltd. This was a major selling feature for Hanscom when considering the purchase of the DK90.”. To make the filling: If you're using fresh berries, rinse and drain well. Factor in the berries that get dropped on the ground (which happens also with hand pick but not as bad), and how much dockage you get. Rome and Cripps Pink (aka Pink Lady) are Ready! We use this side row kind because it fits under our low bird netting. It will negatively affect your yield. One driving, and 4 in the back sorting and stacking empty and full crates. Honeycrisp, Ruby Mac, Ruby Jon and Gala are Ready to Pick! Used Blueberry Equipment is a place to post blueberry equipment for sale or post blueberry equipment you are wanting to purchase. Daedong-USA, Inc. KIOTI Tractor Division is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daedong Industrial Company, Ltd. 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