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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.
“Everyone wants a turn with this great product. My son and I love to help his grandpa on the farm. He even plants his own little field (and gets some ears from grandpa ; ) to shell. It's so easy my 5 year old daughter can do it. Thanks Pleasant Hill Grain!”
– Kyle R., IA
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.
“Great product—the workmanship is amazing!”
– Elaine C., MA
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.
Please note that the Maximizer Corn Sheller is for use with dry corn; it does not remove kernels from fresh, high-moisture corn ears.
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Product Weight (lbs.)
Cast ductile iron
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