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TEA RAP 20 Trimming Machine

This model is the first of its kind to trim plants either grown in the field or in pots on the ground. Powered by a small gasoline engine, the adjustable cutter deck rotates around the plant to produce uniformly trimmed plants. The machine is pushed along the rows of plants, and a gripping system holds the plant or pot during cutting to ensure a consistent finished product. The machine moves easily on its large diameter 50cm wheels. Plant diameter and height can be adjusted quickly and easily without the need for tools!!!

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TEA RAP-XRL Trimming Machine

The Award-winning Hamilton T.E.A. TEA RAP-XRL is a self-contained trimming machine for plants in pots, particularly nursery stock. Pots are loaded onto the entry conveyor, and are automatically fed onto the cutter conveyor at the optimum spacing. They then pass under the cutter deck, where the pots are clamped, and the plants are trimmed by the cutter, which rotates around the foliage. The debris falls through to the underside of the machine, and the pot is delivered to the exit conveyor. If the exit conveyor is allowed to fill up, the machine pauses its cycle until the pots are removed. The cutter curvature, height, and rotational speed are adjustable, and the potholder automatically adjusts for different sizes of pots. The belt speeds are individually adjustable, and the cutter deck can be set to rotate twice around each pot if required. With standard 5 x 80mm cutter blades the foliage diameter can be adjusted between 120 and 360mm. The plant height is set by a motorised drive to lower or raise the cutter deck, up to a maximum of 620mm (from the base of the pot to the top of the foliage). The automatic potholders accommodate pots from 9cm to 28cm diameter.

Best New Product – Four Oaks Trade Show 2005
Grower of the Year Awards 2006 – Best New Product
Best New Product and Overall Winner – Southern Growers Exhibition 2005
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The machine is supplied on large pneumatic wheels for easy movement around the nursery, and only requires a domestic single-phase electrical supply. The entry and exit conveyors can be hinged upwards to make transport easier. Automatic safety guards are fitted which will shut the machine down if opened. A remote control panel is a standard feature, so that the machine can be controlled from either end. A lockable storage box is also provided for tools and extra blades. The machine is constructed using a rigid, longlasting aluminium extrusion frame, with clear polycarbonate safety guards.