Hopster® Harvesters

Entry-level commercial hop harvesters

 

Hopster portable harvesters provide the freedom for small farms to harvest when hops are at their peak. Available as a PTO-powered implement (Hopster 5P) or as a self-powered unit with gasoline motor (Hopster 5G) or electric motor (Hopster 5E), hops can now be picked and cleaned in the field with less hassle than transporting bines to a facility, and at speeds up to 100x faster than picking by hand. Hopster hop harvesters are designed to be the entry-level solution for small hop farms to produce at a commercial scale and profit.

You’re in control

Decide when and where to harvest, to maximize quality and yield.
Adjust for each variety and harvesting condition.

Affordable

Realize a quick Return On Investment.
Low maintenance with most parts available locally.

Portable

Powered by a tractor or self-powered with integrated motor.
Reduce manpower with less handling of bines.

Made in the USA

Constructed with high quality workmanship, materials and components.
Robust design and easy access to drive components and lubrication points.

 

 

Modular Oast-Floors

Build Your Own Vertical Drying System

 

Build your own vertical oast using Modular Oast-Floor Panels. Drying hops effectively is a challenge for most farming operations. This modular system is a scalable solution for increasing drying capacity to meet annual production demand, may be configured to dry small or large batches, and conserves floor space. Each floor panel consists of “trap-door” style gates that help mix and result in uniform moisture-content when indexing product from one level to the next. The gates eliminate the need for repeated positioning of shelves and bins or raking required by other drying methods.

Simple to scale

Add modules to increase production capacity.
Construct using common lumber.

Customize to Your Environment

Add blowers or heaters as-needed.
Conserve floor space.

Improve Product Quality

Eliminate bottlenecks with a continuous process.
Achieve homogeneous moisture-content with less handling.

 

 

20-lb & 100-lb Balers

Suitable for low- or high-volume production

 

Make 20- or 100-lb bales easily and affordably with a B20 or B100 hop baler. Small farms now have an effective way to package hops after drying and to conserve cold-storage space when preparing delivery to brewers or processors. These hydraulic balers may be powered by tractor, shop supply, or optional power unit, and are built to be easily shared and transported between farms. The B100 baler may be set up with a feed-conveyor for high-volume production.

Versatile

Feed manually or automate with a conveyor.
Produce smaller bale sizes if needed by your customers.
Repeatable results with integrated scale.

Safe

Lock-out prevents operation when doors open.
Optional work-platform available for larger models.

Compact… Literally

Short enough to run in most barns and sheds.
Fold-down ram for easy storing and transporting.

 

Airblast Sprayers

Authorized reseller of Italian-made implements

 

Growing hops requires a good sprayer to help manage weeds, pests and disease. MM™ airblast sprayers are well-suited for hop farming and are available in various compact models. While HopsHarvester™ does not manufacture spraying equipment, we have invested the time to select the best spraying equipment and offer discounted pricing for small farms.

Match to Your Need

Trailer or hitch-mount, PTO- or motor-drive.
Choose from various tank sizes.

Smarter Application

Agitate bines for thorough coverage to top of trellis.
Direct chemicals where needed with flip-over nozzles and electric valves.

Contact us to find the equipment nearest you to see a demonstration,
or visit any of the hops research programs that operate Hopster hop harvesting equipment:

Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory

Iowa State University

Michigan Technological University

North Carolina State University

North Dakota State University

Northwest College

Ohio State University

Penn State University

University of Vermont Extension

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Virginia State University