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Hemp Harvesters: Revolutionizing the Agriculture Industry

Hemp Harvester PURE5 in use on the field

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Dr. George Stantchev
Dr. George Stantchev

PHD, MBA, MSEE, Entrepreneur and CEO of most innovative extraction technology company.

In recent years, the agriculture industry has witnessed a remarkable surge in the cultivation of hemp. With the growing demand for hemp-based products, farmers are increasingly turning to efficient and reliable hemp harvesters to streamline their operations. This article explores the significance of hemp harvesters and their impact on the industry as a whole. Join us on this journey as we delve into the world of hemp harvesting.

The Evolution of Hemp Harvesters

Hemp Harvester On The Road mounted by a tractor

Hemp harvesters have undergone significant advancements to cater to the specific needs of hemp farmers. One notable company at the forefront of this revolution is PURE5™. As a leader in the field, PURE5™ has developed and sells cutting-edge hemp harvesters that have transformed the way hemp is cultivated. Let’s explore the features and benefits of their innovative machinery.

Introducing PURE5™ Hemp Harvester 

The PURE5™ Hemp Harvester is a groundbreaking machine that offers unparalleled efficiency and productivity. Here are the key features and specifications of this remarkable piece of equipment: Working Width of Upper Cutting Unit: 150cm With a working width of 150cm, the upper cutting unit of the PURE5™ Hemp Harvester ensures a wide coverage area, allowing for swift and precise cutting of hemp flowers Height Diapason of Hemp Flowers Cutting: 120-260 cm The harvester’s adjustable cutting height, ranging from 120 to 260 cm, accommodates the varying heights of hemp flowers. This feature ensures that the machine can effectively harvest flowers across different stages of growth.  Working Width of Lower Cutting Unit: 150 cm Matching the upper cutting unit, the lower cutting unit also spans 150 cm, ensuring uniform cutting and facilitating a smooth harvesting process. Maximum Unloading Height: 190 cm With a maximum unloading height of 190 cm, the PURE5 Hemp Harvester allows for effortless transfer of harvested hemp to storage or processing areas, reducing the need for additional handling.  Working Speed: 6-12 km/h The harvester’s adjustable working speed, ranging from 6 to 12 km/h, offers versatility to adapt to various field conditions, ensuring optimal efficiency during the harvest.  Transport Speed: 15 km/h the harvester is harvesting grown cannabis on the fieldFeaturing a transport speed of 15 km/h, the PURE5™ Hemp Harvester enables farmers to swiftly move the machine between fields, minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity.  Harvesting Capacity: Up to 2 ha/h Capable of harvesting up to 2 hectares per hour, the PURE5™ Hemp Harvester significantly boosts the overall efficiency of hemp cultivation, allowing farmers to accomplish more in less time.  Bunker Capacity: 5 m3 Equipped with a spacious 5 cubic meter bunker, the harvester minimizes interruptions caused by frequent unloading, enabling continuous operation and higher productivity. Number of Splines PTO Shaft: 6 pcs The PURE5™ Hemp Harvester features a robust power transmission system with six splines on the PTO shaft, ensuring reliable and uninterrupted performance during operation.  

Physical Dimensions and Versatility

The physical dimensions of the PURE5™ Hemp Harvester are designed with user convenience and adaptability in mind. During operation, the harvester exhibits the following dimensions:
  • Working Height: 340 mm
  • Working Length: 600 mm
  • Working Width: 400 mm
  • Weight: 2200 kg
When it comes to transport, the harvester maintains a compact size, allowing for easy movement: 
  • Transport Height: 340 mm
  • Transport Length: 600 mm
  • Transport Width:300 mm
  • Weight: 2200 kg

Unleashing the Potential: The PURE5™ Hemp Harvester, Model 2018 

The PURE5™ Hemp Harvester, specifically the model released in 2018, represents a significant milestone in the advancement of hemp harvesting technology. This state-of-the-art machine is not only easy to service but also exceptionally robust, making it a reliable buying choice for farmers seeking efficiency and durability.  Designed to work seamlessly with any standard tractor, the PURE5 Hemp Harvester is specifically tailored for simultaneous harvesting of both hemp flowers and stalks. It incorporates an active leveling flower cutter with a conveyor system that fills the self-unloading conveyor bunker. Additionally, a ground-level cutter is incorporated to efficiently handle hemp stalks.

empty hemp harvester in the warehouse sitting

With a minimum tractor power requirement of 65 horsepower, the PURE5 Hemp Harvester ensures compatibility with a wide range of agricultural equipment. This allows farmers to utilize their existing machinery without the need for significant upgrades or investments.

The Advantages of Hemp Harvesters

Hemp harvesters, such as the ones offered by PURE5™, bring numerous benefits to the hemp industry. Let’s explore some of the advantages that these advanced machines provide:

Enhanced Efficiency

By automating the harvesting process, hemp harvesters significantly reduce the labor-intensive nature of manual harvesting. The precise cutting mechanisms, adjustable working speeds, and wide coverage areas allow for efficient and swift collection of hemp flowers and stalks. As a result, farmers can harvest larger areas within shorter timeframes, maximizing their overall productivity.

Increased Yield

Hemp harvesters are designed to optimize yield by ensuring accurate and consistent cutting. With the ability to adjust the cutting height, the harvester can precisely target the mature flowers and stalks, resulting in a higher-quality harvest. The efficient collection and storage capabilities of the harvester also contribute to minimizing losses and preserving the integrity of the harvested crop.

Time and Cost Savings

Traditional manual harvesting methods are not only time-consuming but also labor-intensive, requiring a significant workforce to complete the task. Hemp harvesters eliminate the need for extensive manual labor, reducing the time and cost associated with the harvest. Farmers can allocate their resources more efficiently, focusing on other critical aspects of their operations. 

Improved Crop Quality

The precise cutting mechanisms of cannabis harvesters ensure minimal damage to the harvested hemp flowers and stalks. By minimizing handling and preserving the integrity of the crop, the harvester helps maintain the overall quality of the harvested material. This is particularly crucial for industries that require high-quality hemp for the production of various products, such as textiles, CBD extracts, and building materials.
Conclusion As the hemp industry continues to grow, the role of advanced hemp harvesters becomes increasingly significant. Companies like PURE5™ are spearheading the development of innovative and efficient machinery that revolutionizes the way hemp is cultivated and harvested. With features such as adjustable cutting units, high-capacity storage bunkers, and versatile compatibility, hemp harvesters offer unparalleled efficiency, increased yields, and cost savings for farmers. By embracing the capabilities of hemp harvesters, farmers can unlock the full potential of their hemp cultivation, contributing to the sustainable growth of the industry and meeting the rising demand for hemp-based products. With continued advancements in cannabis technology, the future of hemp harvesting looks promising, ensuring a prosperous and thriving hemp industry for years to come.

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