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    Bronze Member WillysWoodPile's Avatar
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    Default Walnut Picker-Upper Attachment ?

    I hate raking walnuts into piles and picking them up. So I was thinking that they have attachments that pick up golf balls on a range. Why can't that be adapted for walnuts? {The walnut trees (a dozen) are on our 3 acre lawn. So they would be on a grass surface and a dirt road surface}

    Anybody have the same thoughts?
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    Default Re: Walnut Picker-Upper Attachment ?

    Nut Wizard offers a hand held type...

    Nut Wizard: Pick Up Tool That Gathers Nuts, Fruits, Acorns, Sweet Gum Balls

    They even have one to pick up empty casings at the range...I had to have one of them

    there probably is a machine / mechanical thing out there

    like these

    http://www.baganut.com/scripts/prodL...?idCategory=52

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    Default Re: Walnut Picker-Upper Attachment ?

    I hope you have a sense of humour

    Walnut Harvester

    First hit looks to be what you want
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    Bronze Member WillysWoodPile's Avatar
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    Default Re: Walnut Picker-Upper Attachment ?

    Quote Originally Posted by yooper1 View Post
    Nut Wizard offers a hand held type...

    Nut Wizard: Pick Up Tool That Gathers Nuts, Fruits, Acorns, Sweet Gum Balls

    They even have one to pick up empty casings at the range...I had to have one of them

    there probably is a machine / mechanical thing out there

    like these

    English Walnut Harvesting Equipment for Gathering and Picking Up Walnuts - Bag-A-Nut
    That Nut Wizard is really kooky, which means I gotta' have one.

    The $475 drag-behind is about what I'm looking for but I am talking about picking them up with the green hull still on them. Is that what this is for?
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    Bronze Member WillysWoodPile's Avatar
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    Default Re: Walnut Picker-Upper Attachment ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mwb View Post
    I hope you have a sense of humour

    Walnut Harvester

    First hit looks to be what you want
    I do Google [not much] but I would rather interact in conversation.
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    Default Re: Walnut Picker-Upper Attachment ?

    you might visit your local driving range and look at what they use to pick up golf balls...?
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    Default Re: Walnut Picker-Upper Attachment ?

    Welcome Willy. Offer prizes to all the local kids (Easter egg hunt business model), contact the Senior Gleaners and split the crop with them or buy a 3-PT rake with gauge wheels but I think you are trying to get the walnuts off of the ground and into bins with less effort than you have dealt with in the past.
    Must say though, the walnut farmers out here use shakers, sweepers and vacs. Walnuts are one of the easiest labor-wise tree crops to maintain.

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    Default Re: Walnut Picker-Upper Attachment ?

    Local hardware stores here sell a nut-picker. Works on most any surface and does a good job. Looks like a round wire ball on a broomstick. Only thing I don't like about them is the price.....Right around $50.00..... takes a lot of nuts to pay for one.
    Have fun and stay safe...

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    Default Re: Walnut Picker-Upper Attachment ?

    Quote Originally Posted by /pine View Post
    you might visit your local driving range and look at what they use to pick up golf balls...?
    --- Once I got there, how would I leave?
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