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Old 09-24-2010, 12:29 PM
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The By US Company - Harvest

A small look into our company but mostly focused on our blueberry harvest operation. 7 Tractors, 2 Loaders, 3 18 Wheelers and 25 guys for a long month.

See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QP-ynthJ0A
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:53 PM
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I enjoyed your video very much. Tomato harvesters clean out everything but does the blueberry harvester pick and allow the plants to produce again. Just trying to understand mechanical vs. hand picking of such a fragile berry. My guess is that the harvester lifts the berry branches and picks/prunes the bushes without excessive damage.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:37 PM
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We are in the area where 98% of the worlds wild blueberries are harvested. These are wild bushes which are harvested every other year. On the off year, the bushes are mowed to the ground or burned to promote regrowth for the next harvesting period. We harvest approximately 450 to 500 acres a year in a 4 to 6 week period. There is a very strict pesticide program all fields are on.
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Washington, Penobscot and Hancock Counties.
Now Servicing over a 90 Mile Radius.

11 JD Z-Tracs
2 Walkers
7 JD Tractors
3 CAT Loaders
1 JD Loader
2 CAT Excavators
1 JD Excavator
1 Volvo Excavator
1 CAT Skidsteer
1 Toolcat


Services including: Lawncare and Maintenance, Landscape Design and Installation, Earthwork and Land Service, Snow and Ice Management, and Equipment Sales, Service and Rental.


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Old 09-24-2010, 03:53 PM
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Thanks for your response; I'll bet that I'm not the only one who just learned something new. My guess missed the mark.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:45 PM
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Nice..great fleet
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:00 PM
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Very cool!!!
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:02 AM
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Looks great... Wish it was a longer video instead of a slide show!!

98% is that a correct number???

Awesome equipment!
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:04 PM
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Very cool, thanks for sharing!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:39 PM
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Every year is changes but it is normally in the 95 to 98% range. Like I said, this is for the Wild Blueberry Harvest. Wild bushes dont grow in many other places. Cultivated Bush berries are grown all over the world though.
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Washington, Penobscot and Hancock Counties.
Now Servicing over a 90 Mile Radius.

11 JD Z-Tracs
2 Walkers
7 JD Tractors
3 CAT Loaders
1 JD Loader
2 CAT Excavators
1 JD Excavator
1 Volvo Excavator
1 CAT Skidsteer
1 Toolcat


Services including: Lawncare and Maintenance, Landscape Design and Installation, Earthwork and Land Service, Snow and Ice Management, and Equipment Sales, Service and Rental.


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Old 09-26-2010, 08:44 PM
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Every year is changes but it is normally in the 95 to 98% range. Like I said, this is for the Wild Blueberry Harvest. Wild bushes dont grow in many other places. Cultivated Bush berries are grown all over the world though.
That's what I thought, just wasn't sure. Around here the bushes are much taller (Apparently cultivated).
You have a great setup, thanks for the pictures!!
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