Lavender Harvester with platform MKL 3K

Lavender Harvester with platform MKL 3K

MKL 3K  is a harvester designed to cut lavender by means of one-side header mounted to the tractor and transporting band moving the cut lavender from the header to the platform fixed at the rear of the tractor.

A special mechanical unit lifts up the plants directly from the ground and the wave-shaped rubber band attracts them to the cutting device. Being cut, they are taken up by a moving transporter band which carries them rear of the tractor where an operator handles the cropped material standing in a fixed platform. Depending on the choice of the operator the cut flowers may be collected in big bags or they could be dischaged directly to the platform. In this case this platform becomes a container.

MKL 3K is driven by hydraulics. The steering is manual through a joystick and 12V electrical power is activating the electromagnetic distributor.


Productivity    0.68 acre/hour (0.30 hectars/hour)
Tractor speed   3.0 km/h
Cutting height from the ground level
minimum   0.1 m
maximum   0.55 m
Distance between lavender rows   1.4 m (0.7 м, 1.6 m)
Maximum opening of the header   0.8 m
Inclination of the header arms   from 0 to - 30 degrees
Inclination of the header frame   from +15 to - 15 degrees
Type of cutting   movable knife and fixed counter-knife

Driving type: Hydraulic - working pressure flow, independent from the tractor

  • Header, including attchment to the tractor
  • Band transporter 3.2 m
  • Support frame with hydraulic drive – complete
  • Fixed platform/container
  • Tow class 1.4 
  • Power at least 80 h.p.
  • Track - 1.4 meters