Clemson University

Document Type Patent


A harvester for removing pods from okra stalks or the like. A pair of endless chains are mounted on sprockets in a cutting unit supported by a mobile unit, the chains having plates with angular notches on their inner, meeting course. Each pair of opposed plates close upon the stalk forming a ring around the same and the plates move upwardly on the stalk, and rearwardly, as the mobile unit moves forwardly thus removing the pods from the stalks.