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Mussel Spat Declumper/Grader

Leasing Starting @ US$ 244.00 Per Month*

The declumper section is fabricated from stainless steel. The grader and framing are fabricated from aluminum to reduce the weight of the machine. The drive system can be electric, hydraulic, or gas engine.

This machine is designed to separate clumps of mussels spat into individual mussels and size them according to width.

How it is used / deployed:
The clumps of mussel spat are placed into a hopper and are gently separated in the declumper by means of rotary blades. Separated mussels empty into the grader section containing spaced rods through which the individual mussels pass according to width.

Manufactured in Canada.

*Above leasing prices based on 60 month term/10% end of lease option. Prices exclusive of currency, taxes and shipping fees. Lease subject to credit approval.

Grading Table
M-516, 517

Mussel grading table made of stainless steel, the grading table has height adjustments, and a hand lever to adjust the space between the grading bars.

To grade mussels. Two sizes are available for grading mussels 11-22mm and 6-12mm in size. There are built-in devices to hold bags for easy bagging.

How it is used / deployed:
The mussels are put on the table, and pushed back and forth so that smaller mussels and broken shells fall through the grating. Two bags can be attached to a hole in the table, so the mussels can easily be pushed into them.

Features / benefits:
Height and grate adjustments.

Manufactured in Spain.

Acess Ramp

To guide a continuous longline into the mussel hauler/stripper (M-500) or another machine.

The access ramp is made of 1.5mm thick stainless steel plate. The outer edges are bent outwards. The inlet for the rope is rounded to facilitate its entry without detaching the mussels.

How it is used / deployed:
Put in place at the stern of a boat, in line with other equipment being used. The mussel-laden rope runs up the access ramp, to the hauler/stripper or another machine.

Features / benefits:
Rounded to avoid accidental detachment of mussels. Has an incorporated vertical roller to control longline.

Manufactured in Spain.

Mussel Hauler and Stripper

To haul a continuous longline with pegs out of the water, and strip the mussels off ropes.

The hauler is a star-shaped device which allows for the passage of the pegged rope. It is made of stainless steel and is driven by a hydraulic pump OMP 400. It is set up in conjunction with the mussel stripper. The stripper detaches mussel from the rope and consists of a framework of tubes with hooks attached.

How it is used / deployed:
The unit is mounted on a boat, usually in conjunction with other machinery (access ramp M-501, de-clumper/grader M-502, M-513, Spanish continuous socking machine M-514, M-515). Powered by a hydraulic pump, fitted to the boat's engine. It has a star-shaped wheel to pull the pegged rope. A roller to carry the longline overboard is installed at the bow. The access ramp has an incorporated vertical roller which is fitted to the ramp, and guides the longline out of the way. The ropes are pulled out of the water and up the ramp by the hydraulic hauler. The stripper pulls the mussels off the rope with its framework of tubes with hooks attached. There is space between the tubes to allow the mussels to drop through. Mussels still attached to the rope are detached by rubber flaps as the rope emerges from the stripper. From the stripper the mussels are dropped into the de-clumper/grading machine. The mussels are sorted by the grader, and pass accordingly into the socking machine, to be fastened once more onto the longline as it passes over the bow. These machines can also be set up independently of one another.

Features / benefits:
These machines are used in the continuous longlline method, which allows smaller boats, and quick and efficient work of deployment, Spanish continuous socking machine, and harvesting mussels. Once the socking process is complete, the ropes are covered by perfectly graded mussels, free of parasites, which promotes more uniform growth and an increase in the quality of the product. The machines are fairly low-tech, easy to install and use, and virtually maintenance free.

Manufactured in Spain.

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110-B Bonnechere St.W.
Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Email: don@bishopaquatic.com or call 613-639-3474

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