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MPU Photo Gallery
Here's the unit in
action on Gary Pettit's farm, Lodi, N.Y.
basic components of the Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPU) include:
cylinders are mounted on the trailer's tongue.
storage box (front).
tank (behind box).
steel processing table.
plucker (behind table).
MPU's layout easily accommodates work teams of a half dozen or more. A tarp can
be raised for shade or protection in inclement weather.
are transferred from|
crates to the killing cones where
are cut and they are
allowed to bleed. After bleeding,
the birds are
transferred to the
fingers in the walls of the barrel plucker quickly remove feathers.
birds are eviscerated on the processing|
table and placed in the chill tank.
metal-grate floor speeds clean up.|
With the right tools and a little
a couple can process about 20 birds an
hour with the unit.
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