The CleanStrip is designed to harvest only the buds while leaving the stalks in the field.
Collection of the harvested buds can either be collected in Formation Ag’s GrassHopper cart, or conveyed directly into a truck driving alongside the harvester.
Collection of only the buds allows for easier processing of the material before sending to processing. By leaving the stems in the field, drying efficiency can be greatly increased and waste material going into extraction is minimized.
The CleanStrip will be available in several sizes and can allow for harvesting at speeds of up to 8 acres per hour (depending on planting method, plant size and shape, moisture content, etc.)
The CleanStrip is currently being tested and is currently being engineered for availability in 2020. For more information, and updates as they are available, request more information using the form below – or call us at 719.849.6633
The CleanStip works best for planting methods on rows of 28 inches or less, with row spacing of less than 18 inches. This planting method encourages the plants to grow vertically and produce the buds and CBD content at the top of the plant.
Harvesting head designed in partnership with Shelbourne Reynolds
We used Formation Ag’s stripper harvester head for the 2019 season. It worked fantastic. It strips and bucks the hemp right in the field! We have not seen anything else out there that comes even close. And the customer support from Formation Ag is superb!
We highly recommend Formation Ag and their stripper harvester head.