I am going to go out and start vacuuming pecans this coming week. I guess I have about six 55 gallon barrels worth lined up.
I have a 2.2hp 2.5" shop vac now, but want to make something that will do more than one thing at a time. Right now, this picks up everything, and I have one more step to separate the hulls. I'd like to leave them on scene, unless the homeowner wants them cleaned up, for a fee.
Mainly, I only want to transport whole nuts, and as little hulls and other trash as possible. For this, I have figured out some screens and filters.
I want to vacuum up the nuts in their hulls, plus the hulls, and have only the pecans make it to the bed of the truck, and into a box. How would I rig up a vacuum so that the hard pieces do not go through the vanes of the vacuum?
I want to keep this very simple, so that I only have a vacuum hose, and a holding box, and the ability to keep all other trash out. Anyone know of any diagrams or sites where this is addressed?
I got ahead of myself. I put out an ad to see if anyone wanted any pecans, and yes, they do. A LOT of people. But I had to go to Vegas for a few days and do some real estate stuff, and therefore .............
So, I was thinking today as I drove, and now want to cobble together some things until I get a machine running smoothly. I kept coming up with "stuff", then kept remembering that I really want to keep it simple, and if I can find a way to do this through diverting simple vacuum hoses, that would do the trick, as far as collecting goes.