HT - Cress

Base price: NZ$6800.00

(excl. GST, ex. factory)

Note: NZ delivery typically within three weeks.

The HT - Cress harvester has been specifically developed for the harvesting of water cress. It can even be used while overhead sprinklers are activated.

In use, the operator typically straddles the row and nudges the harvester forward with his body, so leaving hands free. As the watercress is cut it moves up the conveyor, where the operator gathers the crop into bundles and packs them into a collection bin.

There is a top fence across the conveyor to bunch the crop if the operator can’t keep up. Although the HT - Cress is supplied with crop pick up fingers, operators may prefer to go up each row ‘heaping’ up the sides with a broom before harvesting. This seems to work well.

Also available as a self propelled model, and / or with 24V DC power to drive the cutter bar and belt (plus wheels in the case of the self propelled model).

  • Adjustable cutter height, from 40mm up to 400mm using the small front wheels

  • Cutting width is 800mm

  • Wheel track of approx 1010mm front, 1135mm rear

  • Engine driven conveyor belt only drives when the engine is revved up

  • Conveyor belt is a heavy duty horticultural type which can easily be cleaned

  • Frame is fully zinc plated for low maintenance

  • Wheels have quick release pins allowing compact storage or easy transporting in a vehicle

The base price is for the HT - Cress model with petrol engine driven cutterbar.

Options (all prices excl. GST, ex. factory):   Price
24V DC powered cutterbar HT - Cress - 24VDC model Please enquire
24V DC self propelled option (cutterbar still engine driven) HT - Cress - SP add NZ$3500.00
Full 24V DC powered self propelled model (no engine) HT - Cress - 24VDC - SP model Please enquire
In feed reel (ideal if you are topping the crop) add NZ$730.00
Recrate collection bins in 45 or 75 sizes (download PDF of recrate sizes) Please enquire
Park brake (for use on slopes to prevent running backwards only) Please enquire
Crop lifter side shift Please enquire
Full width lift handle Please enquire
Transport wheel Please enquire
  • Cutting height (cutter bar above wheel ground level): adjustable 40mm to 400mm

  • Cutting width: 800mm

  • Wheel track: approx. 1010mm front, 1135mm rear

  • Wheel drive: none

  • Belt speed: n/a

  • Weight, dry: 53kg

  • Collecting bin / bag: optional fish bin or made to suit customer’s bin

  • Engine: Husqvarna Zenoah G23LH-EZ (used to be Komatsu Zenoah) 22.5 cc air cooled 2 stroke gasoline engine

  • Dimensions (standard model):

    Ready to use 1360 1980 - - -
    For freighting (on pallet) - - - 1.77 120

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice. Harvester Concepts implements a continuous product improvement program.

Watch videos:

HT - Cress harvester in action

HT - Cress harvester with close-ups of reel drive

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Click on the button below to download a copy of the operator’s manual. Please contact us if you’d prefer a replacement copy to be sent by post.


Parts lists are available in PDF format. Please contact us by using the form on the Contact page and we'll email you the PDF. If you are not sure which model you have, please state this when enquiring about parts and we will confirm from our records.

When placing a parts order, please quote the parts list drawing title, item number required and quantities.