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Maximizer® Corn Sheller

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  • $79.99
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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

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.

  • “The Maximizer corn sheller arrived yesterday in perfect condition. Works very nicely for hulling black walnuts. It is a pleasure doing business with you.”

    – Cecil Nichols, VA

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.

  • “Works amazingly fantastic. Great product, great price.”

    – Jordan B., WA

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.

Please note that the Maximizer Corn Sheller is for use with dry corn; it does not remove kernels from fresh, high-moisture corn ears.

To cut kernels from fresh corn ears, we offer a Stainless Corn Creamer & CutterWood & Stainless Corn CutterOne-Pass Corn Cutter, and the Kuhn Rikon Corn Zipper.

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 (lbs.) 15 lb.
Finish Painted
Material Cast ductile iron
Power Manual
PHG Exclusive Yes
Origin Imported
Warranty Length 1 year


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  • 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.
    40 out of 40 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Corn Sheller
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Received in a timely fashion. Works great.
    24 out of 24 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • 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.
    20 out of 20 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.
    19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Corn shucker
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Fast and easy corn shucker!
    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Quality!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Rugged construction. This equipment will last longer than I will.
    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • This sheller made all the difference with hulling our black walnuts!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We had bushels of black walnuts to process and this saved us so much time. The machine held up to the task and was easy to clean when the job was done. I'm looking forward to using it for next year's nut harvest.
    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Makes shelling corn easy
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I purchased this to shell corn for my chickens and hogs. This sheller gets the job done a lot quicker than doing it by hand. Product seems to be very durable. I have shelled around 125 bushels of corn and it's still working as it should. Glad I made the purchase. To me, it is well worth the money. Buy one and give it a try. I do not think you will be disappointed.
    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Thrilled
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We are thrilled with our corn sheller! It sure makes our work load so much easier. I especially love it during canning season. My husband loves it all the time! Thanks for selling top quality products like this!
    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Maximizer corn sheller
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    Over the past couple years I've sent several of these corn shellers to El Salvador where they shell corn by hand and they are working great. I don't know of another product as dependable as this for such a small investment.
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
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