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Maximizer® Corn Sheller

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  • Kid-easy turning effort
  • Fast production speed
  • Shells dry corn & dehulls walnuts
  • Super durable ductile iron
  • Sealed ball bearings
  • Self adjusting for ear size
  • Auto cob ejection
  • Easy mounting options
  • Powder coat finish
  • Can be belt driven


Maximizer® Corn Sheller


Tariffs could soon be imposed on three categories of PHG products: Fruit presses, fruit grinders, and corn shellers. Prices will jump sharply if this happens, so we encourage you not to wait once you’ve made a decision!

The Maximizer® hand crank corn sheller rapidly removes every kernel of grain from whole corn ears. The crank turns very easily and the production rate is ten to fifteen bushels of shelled corn per hour (about ten seconds per corn ear). It works on all normal dry ears, even skinny popcorn ears down to 2" diameter.

The sheller turns on sealed ball bearings for smooth operation and long life. Premium ductile iron—not the common brittle grey cast iron—is used for high strength, and the sheller features a tough, handsome powder coat finish.

Corn is grown in every U.S. state. Some ears always fall to the ground, and those ears become yield-robbing volunteer corn (weeds) in the next year's crop. The highest concentration of dropped ears are found at field ends, where large harvesting machines make turns. If you don't grow your own corn, ask a farmer if you can pick up their problem ears. Most are eager to have them gone!

In addition to shelling corn, The Maximizer® sheller also hulls walnuts when the hulls are brown and fairly dry. It doesn't remove green hulls just off the tree or those that have become very hard.

  • “I was reluctant to purchase this sheller remembering my childhood days trying to shell corn with a similar sheller. This sheller was so easy my 3 year old great nephew could turn it. Great buy!”

    – Leonard A., FL

Spring tension on the hinged pressure plate is easily adjustable with a thumb screw. Since one setting accommodates a wide range of corn ear sizes, adjustment is generally set-and-forget.

The corn sheller's ingenious design automatically ejects empty cobs to the side, so they don't drop into your shelled grain.

The sheller's 10" diameter crank wheel includes a pulley groove to accept a v-belt for powered operation. Powering by means other than the hand crank is at the user's discretion, and all responsibility for safety, including necessary power drive shielding, rests exclusively with the user.

Cleats are provided to clamp the sheller onto a board, or if you prefer you can bolt it on directly, through provided holes. A popular mounting option, as shown in the accompanying photos, is to clamp onto the side of a bottomless box that's set inside a bin or tote box. After a quantity of corn is shelled, the box and sheller can be lifted out, leaving your tote full of grain.

  • “We used the sheller for our homegrown popcorn; the whole process was incredibly easy and delicious.”

    – Kimberly J., GA

The Maximizer hand crank corn sheller is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for one year. Due to the possible introduction of strains beyond the sheller's design limits, powering the sheller by any means except the provided hand crank voids the warranty. The sheller is designed and warranted for non-commercial use.

For high speed corn shelling, also see the Cyclone Electric Corn Sheller.

Tags: manual hand crank corn thresher, maize, walnut, huller, manual, rotary, stripper, non-electric, walnut shucker/deshucker

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Brand Maximizer
Length 12.5"
Width 11.5"
Height 12.5"
Product Weight 15 lb.
Finish Painted
Material Cast ductile iron
Power Manual
PHG Exclusive Yes
Origin Imported
Warranty Length 1 year


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  • Look no further, this is the one to buy!
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    Top quality... works great!
    40 out of 40 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • 100 years of shelling.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I have a sheller that belonged to my grandfather around 1900. I wanted a new one so I could retire grandfather's sheller. The one I purchased from your store works as well as my original sheller, and is made nearly the same. The ball bearings are a wonderful improvement. Thank you for providing customers with quality products that work as good or better than the originals they replace.
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  • Corn Sheller
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Received in a timely fashion. Works great.
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  • Corn sheller
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    Splendid sheller, I did about six bushels with no issues whatsoever. Very easy to turn, cleaned cobs thoroughly and spit out the empties as it should. Bearing was a tad loose but a few peens with a center punch made it perfect. Definitely recommend.
    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Corn shucker
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    Fast and easy corn shucker!
    16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great corn sheller
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We used the sheller for our homegrown popcorn; the whole process was incredibly easy and delicious.
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  • Excellent product
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Shells a lot of corns works great.
    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Black Walnut sheller
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    I was unsure of the product being able to shell walnut husks effectively, but I am a believer now. When the unit arrived, I built a sturdy wood box on which to attach it. I don't know exactly how many pounds of walnuts I husked, but I spent two full days cranking away on it and it still kept going. It's now sitting in the garage waiting for this year's harvest. Great, sturdy, reliable product.
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  • Quality!
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    Rugged construction. This equipment will last longer than I will.
    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great sheller!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Bought this to shell popcorn. Did a great job. Well built. It's fun watching the wife crank it!
    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
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