For over 20 years Canadian-made Highline rock pickers have been proving themselves the world over as the most reliable and efficient rock picking machines available. The new NT Series rock pickers from Highline introduce a number of improvements over the older XL model including a redesigned hitch that tucks the picker fully behind the tractor. All the best features from the XL models are still present: extra strong perimeter frame, sweeping action on the reel to leave dirt in the paddock, bolt-on apron tynes for easier maintenance, and high dump heights. All the features of the NT rock pickers are geared towards faster, more efficient rock picking.

 

Rock Picker Raking ReelRaking Reel

A guided reel makes picking more efficient than conventional rock pickers. Large, 8" diameter bogie wheels follow a special track which guide the reel arms parallel to the ground, giving over 30 cm of positive raking action in front of the apron. Rocks from 50 mm to 600 mm are lifted cleanly into the basket.


Bolt on Apron Tynes Heavy Duty Bolt-on Apron Tynes

The apron tynes are hard surfaced and formed in a special wedge to prevent stubborn jammed rocks. They can be unbolted for easier hard facing, replacement, or rotating the outer tynes inward for more even wear. Reel teeth are also hard faced for extended wear life.

Spend more time removing rocks with the tyne's special profile resulting in a narrow opening at the top and wider at the bottom. Rock jams are cleared faster and easier than with round or square bars.


Rocks entering apronLess Dirt

Highline pickers are made to pick rocks and leave soil in the paddock where it belongs. The guided reel lifts rocks up the apron to sweep rocks away while allowing dirt to drop back to the ground. Open grate design in the bucket allows any dirt collected to drop through to the ground. The NT series rock pickers push less dirt than conventional rock pickers because the guided reel collects and lifts the rocks instead of depending on the apron to push and collect them.


High Load Dumping

NT Series rock pickers dump rocks 84" (2.1m) high - plenty of height for loading a truck or trailer. They also dump farther back than other makes, allowing rock piles to be made higher and tighter, and trucks and trailers can be loaded closer to the centre. Large bucket capacity also increases picking efficiency by using less time running back and forth to rock piles.


Hydraulic Hitch Redesign

Redesigned Hitch

The new NT hitch moves the rock picker fully into view of the operator and out of the way behind the tractor - even with duals. Having the picker tuck to true centre behind the tractor makes road transport a whole lot less stressful. Standard hydraulics and self-locking design makes going from paddock to road quick and easy.


Rock Picker perimeter frameTough Perimeter Frame

The rectangular frame is designed to provide a solid foundation for years of trouble free operation. The frame across the front of the rock picker is positioned high enough to give plenty of clearance for larger rocks while improving strength and longevity.


Hydraulic Motor and GearboxHydraulically Driven

Highline rock pickers use a hydraulic motor to drive the reel, allowing tighter turns and is less jarring than PTO drive.

The heavy duty gearbox eliminates the worry of chains breaking or wearing out, and the reel is easily reversed from the cab to clear jams. Standard tractor hydraulics control every function of the rock picker without requiring an electronic control box.


Specifications:

 

NT60

NT78

Picking Width: 60" (1.5m) 78" (2.0m)
Dump Height: 84" (2.1m) 84" (2.1m)
Bucket Capacity: 2.57 cu yd
(2.0 m3)
3.35 cu yd
(2.6 m3)
Tyre Size: 16.5L-16.1 21.5L-16.1
Weight: 3000 kg 3400 kg
Hydraulic Req'd: 16 GPM 16 GPM
Recommended HP: 70 - 135 HP 90 - 150 HP


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