The Sund Raking Pickup was originally designed by Fred Sund in his Blacksmith Shop in Newburg, North Dakota and later bought by MacTech MFG in southern Manitoba. It was born out of the necessity to be able to pick up thin crops in times of short moisture. Also built into the pickup with the use of the spring steel tooth and gentle raking action, was the ability to pick up the crop and all the while, leave the dirt and rock in the field where it belongs.
And as the Sund is famous for being able to pick thin crops, it just stands to reason that it will pick up more of your crop when the swaths are full as well.
Another unique feature exclusive to Sund in small grains is its ability to pick up swaths that have settled due to rain, hail or other adverse conditions. Regardless of how close the grain is to the ground, even if it has started to sprout, the Sund will pick it up, guaranteed. The Sund will even direct-harvest hailed out crops, saving growers thousands of bushels that would otherwise be lost.
Another point we want you to be fully aware of is the fact that you can pick up your crop gently, and all the while have as much forward speed as you need to keep even the largest of combines working well.
There is no other pickup in this world that is so versatile for the harvest of small grains, because regardless of the condition of the crop itself, or the conditions you have to harvest it in, the Sund will always, without exception, do the job!
Because Canola shells so easily, nothing is more important than having a pickup that is gentle and that is where the Sund Raking Pickup beats the rest. The Sund will gently lift the canola swath allowing the combine to drive into a virtually undisturbed crop. This keeps the shelling down to the lowest possible level.
Growers who use a Sund to harvest their canola all say the same thing. “It works great. The Sund is the only way to go for canola.” If you would like to visit with us to find out more and about the advantages of using a Sund in your canola give us a call. Or, if you’d like to speak with another grower who uses a Sund for his crop, we’ll be happy to put you in touch with them so that you can put your questions directly to a farmer with first-hand experience.
The Sund Raking Pickup won the Silver Medal for “Best Farm Machinery Innovation” at the Sima Farm show in Paris in 1994. Pea growers throughout Europe. Australia, Canada, and the United States choose the Sund Raking Pickup for the same features that benefit all growers. The gentle raking action reduced combine wear and tear due to cleaner picking, and a thorough harvest in all weather and crop conditions. But Sund solves problems unique to pea growers as well.
Pea growers have traditionally swathed or used a straight-cutting technique. However, with the availability of the Sund Pickup in widths from 4-30 feet, things have changed for the pea harvest. Sund’s raking action allows you to direct harvest your peas while leaving the dirt and rock in the field. And with Sund, you can harvest at high ground speeds while still allowing the pickup to turn at a slow RPM. The result? The lowest possible shelling and clean samples.
Another thing you should be aware of is the fact that even today’s upright pea varieties have a tendency to layover on the ground, especially when adverse weather strikes. Well, no matter how flat to the ground your peas lay at harvest time, you will be able to pick them with a Sund.
Finally, Sund is far and away the leader of the field in bean harvesting. This Sund 20 foot raking pickup is harvesting eight 30-inch bean rows. It gently picks up the crop with virtually no shelling or cracking. You’ll notice how cleanly it lifts the beans out of the field, allowing almost no dockage for dirt. It’s so good at picking up beans that bean growers now commonly refer to the Sund as “the bean pickup.”