VR Lettuce Thinner
The first VR Lettuce Thinner was delivered in 2012 and it is still in operation. While the system has evolved through the years, the core technology is tried and true. Here is more information on on our thinner.
The 4th generation thinner is the most modular and lightest weight ever and includes the option to spray two chemicals, the killer and a beneficial, on the lettuce. The current thinner uses wireless connections to send data so there is simply a single 12V power connection to each line. Individual hoods snap on and off and simple clamps enable easy positioning over the lines. A side-shifting mechanism keeps the hoods aligned with the rows. Each hood self levels.
Thinners can be built with any number of hoods enabling economical options for small and large farms.
The third generation thinner were the first with computers that operated in temperatures above 100 degrees. These thinners were available with three-bed folding frames.
Earlier versions had progressively larger electronics, but were still modular and available in a variety of configurations.
The first thinners are not always pretty but they still work.