Fish and Shrimp Harvesters
Max Hydraulic Extension of 36"
Fish & Shrimp
Harvesters with custom options
This harvester features a Non-Submersible, trailer mounted Aqua-Life Fish Pump with a Foot-Valve priming system. An optional Auto Priming-Pak, using a hydraulically driven priming pump, can also be mounted on the harvester for quick and easy priming applications.
Harvesters include: Aqua-Life Fish Pump, aluminum dewaterer mounted on a single axle trailer, complete with leveling jacks and running lights. Includes all hydraulics and circuiting to operate lift cylinders and Fish Pump, Auto Prime-Pak optional. Also includes: Gasoline electric start engine, 12 volt battery, 15 gallon gas tank, 26 gallon hydraulic oil tank, one 90° elbow, one 45° elbow, 24’ intake hose, 15’ discharge hose. Complete and ready to operate. *Diesel and Electric units are optional.
This harvester is a trailer mounted dewatering tower that is easily moved around narrow raceways or pond roads. The fish and water are pumped up into the dewatering box and distributed across a polished aluminum tubular rack where the water drops through and returns back to the raceways, ponds, etc. Fish passing across the rack enter the loading tube, which swivels 180 degrees and telescopes for loading of live-haul tanks, totes, wash tanks, etc. The harvester has complete hydraulic circuiting for operating the Aqua-Life Fish Pump and the 3 foot hydraulic lift rams. The top dewatering platform extends upward an additional three feet from its down position. This feature enables a variety of unloading heights.
Harvesters include: Aqua-Life Fish Pump, aluminum dewaterer mounted on a single axle trailer, complete with leveling jacks and running lights. Includes all hydraulics and circuiting to operate lift cylinders and Fish Pump. Also includes: Gasoline electric start engine, 12 volt battery, 15 gallon gas tank, 26 gallon hydraulic oil tank, one 90° elbow, one 45° elbow, 24’ intake hose, 15’ discharge hose, 25’ hydraulic leads for Fish Pump. Complete and ready to operate.
*Diesel and Electric units are optional
27 H.P. Kohler engine with direct drive hydraulic pump and complete circuiting 26 gal. hydraulic oil tank 15 gal. gas tank
Fish discharge tube adjustable in length
from 5’6” to 11’2”. Swivels 180°, with
Inspection platform with platform ladder.
Hydraulic cylinders for lifting top platform
Aqua-Life pump stores on trailer when not used.
Hand operated jacks for Setting slope of trailer.
The unique design of the Aqua-Life Shrimp Harvester System is the result of years of actual shrimp harvesting in South Texas and Mexico using the Aqua-Life Fish Pumps. A coordinated effort between a Professional Shrimp Harvesting Company, a large Shrimp Processing Plant, and Magic Valley Heli-Arc & Mfg., was a complete success in designing the world’s finest Shrimp Harvesting System. All aspects of the harvest procedure were considered, from set-up versatility, to the quality of the harvested shrimp, as well as the best ways of handling the shrimp once they were harvested. The results have yielded a high quality #1 rated shrimp which means more profit to the grower.
The submersible, hydraulically driven Aqua-Life Fish Pump is the heart and soul of the Harvesting System assuring a top quality damage free product. The Aqua-Life Pump is so gentle even the delicate antennae of the shrimp are left completely intact. Many users of the Aqua-Life Shrimp Harvester will actually select their brood stock from the shrimp being harvested.