Growers want their crops harvested in the best possible condition, and for edible beans especially, that means careful threshing to avoid shattering or cracking, both of which can significantly reduce value.
“Quality is huge,” says Frank Unger, a salesperson at genAG equipment in Winkler, Man., which sells and services Colombo brand bean harvesters from Brazil.
“An edible bean cannot be cracked or blemished. The end buyer wants good quality. A broken or cracked bean turns into jelly in the can.”
Having the right harvester can make the difference.
One of Unger’s customers, the Blumengart Colony near Plum Coulee, Man., has become the first Canadian grower to take delivery of a new Colombo Avanti self-propelled bean combine. Until now, only the company’s pull-type harvesters were sold in Canada.Click here to see more...