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Steketee IC weeder
The Steketee IC Weeder inter-row cultivating machine uses camera images to calculate the position of plants and is able to hoe around them accurately and quickly.

A wide variety of different blades, tines, and weeders are available to suit most any row crop. Cultivating blades and tines, shovels, finger weeders, and harrow weeders allow for inter-row and inter-plant cultivation of most crops.

The IC weeder combines functionality, ease of use, and safety into an innovative, well designed machine.

Cultivation
Two pneumatic cylinders supply the power that drives the cultivating blades. These cylinders are relatively simple, reliable and fast, and allow a capacity of 3 - 4 plants per second, up to a maximum of about 3 mph (5km/h).

Cultivating a variety of different size crops is made possible by a turnscrew, which makes blade adjustment easy.

Steketee IC Weeder removing weeds from lettuce crop (click on pic to enlarge)
Steketee IC weeder
Cameras
Cameras mounted under the front hood monitor an area illuminated with high powered LED lighting which prevents distortion from sunlight or shadows. This provides the precise position of each plant to assure fast and accurate cultivating.

Sideshift
The images provided by the camera ensures the machine is positioned in the correct place for accurate cultivation. The hydraulic side-shift allows for about 4 inches (10cm) of shift to the left or right of the row.

The IC Weeder calculates positions of plants, and hoes around them accurately and quickly.

Support wheels
Two depth wheels support the machine. In addition to controlling the height, they provide sideward stability. Sensors mounted on the support wheels allow the computer to make height adjustments, assuring the blades stay at the optimum working height.

Steketee IC weeder

Safety
At the rear of the machine is a folding safety bracket which protects bystanders from blade contact while the machine is in operation, and also acts as a bumper while the machine is being transported.

Safe road transport of the IC Weeder is enhanced thanks to its rear LED lights.

Steketee IC-LightIC-Light is available for precision guidance of cultivators. Visit our IC-Light page for more information.
The IC Weeder can remove weeds from all kinds of row crops
Crop Clean
Crop Clean
Many features set the IC Weedar apart from other inner-row cultivating machines, but the feature that makes it really stand out is Crop Clean, exclusive to the IC Weeder.

Like any weeder, the IC can throw dirt onto plants as the knives move quickly in and out between plants. Unlike any other weeder, only the Steketee IC features the patented Crop Clean system.

Guided by the IC's camera and light system, Crop Clean blows a powerful puff of air onto the plants immediately after the knives make their pass, removing soil from the plants. The airflow is adjustable so there's no worry of damaging more delicate plants.

The IC Weeder features the exclusive Crop Clean system
IC Weeder options
Accessories
A wide variety of optional hoeing blades and tines can be added to the IC Weeder to aid in between-row weeding.

A multitude of cultivating tines, torsion weeders, finger weeders, harrow weeders, etc. can be set-up in infinite configurations to suit most crops and soil conditions.

Popular blades and tines are readily available. Less common options can be special ordered. Visit our Steketee Weeding Implements page or online store for more details.

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Optional accessories for the IC Weeder.
Steketee IC weeder
Steketee IC weeding lettuce in the Salinas Valley

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Phone: 866/280-6229 or 831/422-9693
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