Ortomec Cleaner 2
ORTOMEC SELF PROPELLED CLEANER 2
Cleaner 2 is a self propelled bed top cutting and vacuuming machine that can perform several functions, thereby increasing profitability of leafy crops.
Pre-harvest bed cleanup:
The Cleaner 2 features a high power vacuum system that can be used without engaging the cutting mechanism. Utilizing only the vacuum function, fully grown beds can be “vacuumed” prior to cutting, removing the lightweight field trash that can plague leafy crops. Organic and inorganic matter like plastic film, straw, decaying leaves, bugs, etc., can be removed just prior to cutting, greatly increasing the value of the presently harvested crop.
Bed prep for second harvest:
In crops that are grown to be harvested twice, the Cleaner 2 vacuum
function can remove decaying leaves, insects, and other lightweight field
trash remaining after the first harvest.
Any uncut product missed during the first harvest (especially prevalent along bed edges) can also be cut and removed with the Cleaner 2,
ensuring a more uniformly grown, higher value crop for the second
Efficient bed cleanup for unharvested crops:
Crops that are not feasible to harvest due to weather damage, lack of market demand, etc., still need to be removed from the field.
Normally, fully grown unharvested crops are cut down with mower-type machines that can damage the crop, and can leave behind a field that needs to be cleaned with separate equipment.
A single operator can employ the Cleaner 2 to cut, vacuum, and dump product in a single pass. This not only cleans trash out of the field, but leaves the field ready to grow for a possible future harvest.
Standard Cleaner 2 features:
- Self-propelled, single operator implement
- 4-Wheel drive with 2 steering wheels
- Adjustable cutting height from 1/2 inch up to about 8 inches from ground
- High-power vacuum system
- High-capacity trash collection and disposal system is aided by a shredder and can carry 4x as much cut material as the original tractor drawn Cleaner
Cleaner 2 options:
- Cab enclosure for operator comfort and washdown protection
Video below shows the Ortomec Cleaner 2 cleaning spinach field in Yuma, AZ