LITTLE SHELLER Item Number: pea-sheller
Taylor Pea Sheller aka the "Little Sheller"
Whether you're a small gardener or a professional grower, the famous "Little Sheller" or one of our commercial hullers, will take the work out of your pea and bean shelling. These machines are efficient, smooth running and easy to operate. Set up your farmstead pea shelling operation, call the neighbors to bring their peas and beans, and have a shelling party!! This is the pea and bean sheller to own for years and years of pea and bean shelling and huller quality performance. Many people are still using their Taylor Little Shellers after 20 years and still going strong.
The "Little Sheller" from Taylor is excellent for shelling black-eyed peas,
crowders, lady fingers, white acres, English peas, and many others as stated by
our customers. It will also shell mature butterbeans. On average,
the "Little Sheller" will shell peas the size of black-eyes in 12 to 15 minutes
per bushel; smaller peas, the size of lady fingers, in 15 to 20 minutes per
bushel. It is very simple to operate--place the peas or beans in the top
tray and hand feed to the rollers, and the shelled pears are dropped into the
plastic tray. The hulls are discharged at the front of the machine.
Slight adjustments to the rollers allow you to shell large or small peas.
This durable machine has become a favorite for light commercial use as well as
at home. Many of the original machines sold in 1959 are still in use
Components and Specifications:
||1/3hp 115 volt 60 hz, Top quality resilient mounted
||Heavy duty with ground (3 wire)
||Special patented design made of dairy type, non-toxic
||Special reinforced tri-stress steel
||Designed for the "Little Sheller" from high tensile
||Aluminum die cast
||High tensile strength steel for long wear
||Heavy duty all aluminum construction designed to
||10 qt. removable plastic
||14" tall x 16.5" wide by 27.5" long
The Little Sheller Operation Instructions
The Little Sheller is simple to operate. You will ordinarily have no
problem shelling peas or beans right out of the field. However, if you
should encounter some difficulty, it may be necessary to loose the pith around
the pea or bean before shelling. This can be accomplished by (1) picking
peas or beans one day and shelling the next day. (2) When shelling on the
same day they are picked, soak a few minutes in water before shelling. (3)
When shelling many hampers in succession, wet your peas or beans down in hampers
and allow to sit a few minutes, then start shelling. It is not necessary
to dry peas before shelling, as they shell extremely well when wet. (4) If
you find it necessary to store your peas in a cooler before shelling, allow them
to return to room temperature or, to speed up loosening the pith, use one of the
Adjustment of rollers may be required when different size peas or beans are
to be shelled. There is no particular setting of rollers as this is done
by operator for each type or size of pea or bean shelled. We suggest using
the following procedure to adjust the rollers:
|Suggested adjustment of rollers:
- Remove the front hair guard to see the rollers and the light
clearance between them.
- Using a 7/16" wrench, loosen the jam nut and screw (A&B) on top
of the cross bar above both top roller bearings. Loosen the
wing nuts on front of the top bearings and slide bars.
- Facing the machine, jam screw down until it touches the top of
the bearing block.
- On the right, the gears side, lower the top roller down so No
light is showing between rollers on that side. Turn jam bolt
down until it touches the top of that bearing block.
- Tighten the wing nuts on front of both bearings. Now shell
a few peas of beans at different spots to determine the right amount
of gap. Then adjust the entire roller to that point of clear
light. Too much gap or clearance mashes peas.
- The jam screw and nut, (A) & (B) are put on the machines to keep
the roller bearing from working up when shelling is done for a great
length of time on the same setting. The bottom roller should
clear the breast pan wiper 1/32" to 1/16" at all times. Bolts
on these bearings should be kept tight. Replace front roller
or hair guard. Adjust the inside guard down properly.
||In feeding the peas into the machine, spread your hands flat over
the peas and with the side of your hand gently push them under the
finger guard to the rollers several at the time, tip or bud end first.
Do not force fingers under roller guards. Occasionally, switch off
sheller and wipe off the pith which collects on the wiper below the
bottom roller; this keeps the bottom roller from becoming too slick to
twist the peas easily. This residue is NOT usually mashed peas,
but the pithy part of the hulls; occasionally there may be black streaks
which are caused by the coloring in the neoprene rollers, this substance
is non-toxic, but should be removed while moist.
||Belt and roller guards should be used on all models at all times.
For your safety, keep fingers from under roller guards while machine is
running. Adjust your inside roller guard down properly allowing
only clearance for size of peas shelled.
||Roller shaft bearings should be oiled with light mineral oil once or
twice a day if in constant use. These bearings are specially
designed long life bearings. We suggest after clean-up that you
re-oil these bearings and run the machine a few seconds to prevent
rusting of your roller shaft.
||Belt should be kept fairly loose on the motor pulley. Too
tight an adjustment puts excess wear your roller and motor bearings.
||The Motor is equipped with an approved ground cord. Please
connect the ground properly to meet your local wiring code. When
cleaning machine, do not allow water to get in motor. Clean with
light weight approximately twice each season.
|Storing of Machine:
||Be sure after cleaning and washing your "Little Sheller" to re-oil
all shaft bearings, gears and motor. Follow other maintenance