A Hand Operated Dehuller/husker

The machine pictured below is perfect for our project of growing various grains/seeds on a small scale.  It can shell sunflower seeds, buckwheat (really a seed, not wheat) oats or barley, all crops that we’re either growing or planning to grow.  Buckwheat is a particularly interesting crop because it requires a shorter growing time than most other crops and also provides lots of nectar for honey bees.  The only problem is that the manufacturer seems unwilling to give a shipping quote.  The machine is $860 FOB India.  But the shipping?

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~ by Anuttama on June 6, 2011.

2 Responses to “A Hand Operated Dehuller/husker”

  1. Did you ever buy one?

    • Yes. It is a very substantial machine that apparently works by the seeds hitting a point at high speed. We had trouble getting it to work, but the manufacturer wouldn’t reply to our questions. Right now it is in storage awaiting a time when we need it enough to fiddle around with it.

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