The sweepers are next, but the video stunk. It is a machine that comes up one side of the row and back down the other. It has a huge revolving brush that sweeps the nuts to the center of the row. It is also an extremely dusty machine. After the sweeper gets most of the nuts in a windrow, people come and rake the wayward nuts into the middle. I took this from the garage...I didn't want the workers thinking I was a stalker.
The Jack Rabbit machine now drives down the center of each row and sucks everything up...basically a big vacuum cleaner. It then unloads the nuts into the orange hoppers.
This last video is the exciting one...we see the result of a year long job come to fruition. We harvested about 18 hopper loads...this set of trailers is the second that was here...the first set left full while I was gathering children from school.
It is a good feeling and we are truly blessed.