What are stone pickers and how are they used?

A stone picker is equipped with digging teeth, a conveyor, a sieve or screen, and a bin for storing the stones they collect.


Schulte Industries

a year ago | 2 min read

The removal of stones and other types of debris from fields, lawns, and other types of terrain can be accomplished with the use of a machine known as a stone picker. It is often made of a huge rotating drum that has tines or teeth on it. These are used to loosen the stones so that they may be picked up. The stones are then collected in a hopper or another suitable container after being separated from the dirt and other debris by a blower or a series of screens, respectively.

A stone picker is frequently utilized in the agricultural industry for the purpose of either preparing fields for planting or cleaning up fields after harvesting. The removal of stones from lawns and gardens is another application for them, along with grounds keeping and landscaping. Stone pickers are typically attached to the back of tractors and get their power from the hydraulic system of the tractor. They are versatile in that they can be adjusted to pick up stones of varying sizes and that they may be used to swiftly and effectively clear big areas.

There is a wide variety of stone pickers available, some of which include vibrating pickers, flail-type pickers, and drum-type pickers. Stones are loosened and collected by flail-type pickers with the employment of a number of chains or flails that rotate in a circular motion. Stones are loosened and collected by drum-type pickers, which consist of a revolving drum with tines or teeth on it. Vibrating pickers make use of vibration in order to dislodge the stones and then pick them up.

Stone pickers are a method that is both efficient and effective for removing stones and other types of debris from fields and other types of regions. When compared to the removal of stones by hand, they can help save time and reduce the amount of labor required, and they can contribute to an improvement in the quality and productivity of farm areas and landscaping.

A stone picker is equipped with digging teeth, a conveyor, a sieve or screen, and a bin for storing the stones they collect. The stone picker's digging teeth are located at its cutting edge, they scrape away dirt, which is then transferred to the conveyor. Stones and large boulders are transported to a bin or hopper for occasional dumping if the sieve is not integrated with the conveyor system.

To move the heavy stones, a stone picker employs a huge tractor with hydraulics and power take-off driven mechanisms. Tractors with 60 hp can power PTO pump machinery. The PTO directs the forward motion of the conveyor and picking mechanism, while the tractor's hydraulics determine the depth that the stone picker digs to excavate the soil.

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