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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

That is a pretty cool idea....man you guys have rocks there.
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

great machine base looks fairly simple but price is a bit of over kill not many machines pay for themself solely in the fisrt 1000 acres.
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

Great idea and use of a practical machine. I like how they used common off the shelf components when building it for service down the road. Just glad we have flat fields here with virtually no rocks.
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

How the heck do you farm that land before the rock picker did its job? Looks crazy.
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

Hey Trader, that price includes an operating crew, and we haven't been able to convince them to work for free yet.
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

Jason, that piece of land shown in the video sits next to a tillable field. The owner had tried to farm it a few times in the past, but he had given up on it. People told my brother-in-law that he was crazy to even try to pick the rocks from it.
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

Looks a heck of a lot faster than picking by hand! If there was that many rocks on top, give it a real cold winter or two and you will have that many more though.
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

That actually hasn't turned out to be a problem. The fields that he's picked so far are in central Minnesota, and they have remained clean after going through 3 or 4 winters. You can't get much colder winter than what they get over there!
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

I was always puzzled why rocks in the field rise,,, but rocks put in the fencerow sink.... lol
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

if you could make one to pick 200-300 pound rocks and bigger that would be sweet for us
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

Well, now, those sound like some pretty big rocks -- what kind of a field do you have over there?

Have you tried a skid steer or an excavator?
 

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Re: Rock picker took 1500 yds from 55 acres in 65

So are they building more of them or just custom picking?
 
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