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BCMH Tech - FMC evolution
This photo collection shows the technical evolution from the
French FMC pea harvesters of the 1980's (Mather&Platt -
Quimper) up to its modern variant, the BCMH Tech SB9000.<BR>
Middle picture shows a harvester built in 1990.<BR>
Last picture comes from <A
HREF="">BCMH Tech website</A>.
Re: BCMH Tech - FMC evolution
The photograph at the top is of an FMC 879 longdrum machine
which were only ever manufactured at Fakenham in the UK.
Re: BCMH Tech - FMC evolution
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Technically speaking, you are right.<BR>
However, what I meant to say, is that<BR>
it strikes me that the "new" BCMH Tech<BR>
pea harvesters look a lot like the former<BR>
FMC ones...<BR>
Mather&Platt (which became BCMH when FMC<BR>
abandonned manufacturing of harvesting machines)<BR>
has always been part of the FMC group, as well for<BR>
building machines themselves as for distributing <BR>
Re: BCMH Tech - FMC evolution
The machine in the centre picture is a SB8000. This machine
was originally built by Mather & Platt in Quimper. In the
early 1990 FMC purchased Mather & Platt in Quimper, mainly
because of the BH6100 bean harvester. However FMC Quimper
continued to produce the SB8000 until 1999 when production
stopped. BCMH took over the FMC operation in Quimper and
reintroduced the SB8000 and the updated SB9000 this is what
you see in the bottom picture. FMC continued manufacturing
the 979 AT machines in Fakenham until FMC was sold to become
as it is today PMC.
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<strong>THANK YOU</strong> very much for your clear
explanations!! <BR>
Anyway, I would like to add that, aside from the <strong>
recent links </strong> between FMC and M&P you mention
(90s-00s), there are also further <strong>historical
links</strong> between M&P (Mather&Platt Quimper) and FMC
(Food Machinery Technologies USA).
Originally, <strong>Mather & Platt</strong> (M&P Ltd) is a
UK based company, which,already in <strong>1932</strong>,
closed an agreement with the US-based "<strong>Food
Machinery Corporation</strong>", to sell and manufacture
equipments for food industry (mainly canning equiment). Very
soon after M&P Ltd made an agreement to sell/manufacture
also via Quimper in France. (cf. <A
m">A History of Mather & Platt</A>).
Another player in the UK, was/is <strong>Shelbourne Reynolds
Engineering, Ltd.</strong> ("SRE"), a company which in
<strong>1982</strong> SRE purchased the vegetable harvesting
division of <strong>Mather and Platt, Manchester</strong>,
which manufactured the <strong>SB8000 Pea Viner</strong>.
(cf.<A HREF=""> - History</A>) SRE developed the SR8000
turbo with increased capacity, and went on to develop the
all new SR9000 with capacity and quality of sample much
higher than any other machine on the market world wide.
Manufacture of this machine ceased in 1987 when the market
for peas underwent a major contraction and rationalization).
Anyhow, I do not want to pretend that I am an expert on all
this, but it seems to me, that there are a lot of
"coincidences", which make that BCMH Tech harvesters and
(ex-)FMC harvesters look alike...
Remark also that <strong>FMC peaharvesters 879/979</strong>
built at Fakenham(UK) seem to have a corresponding
<strong>FMC-USA</strong> "look-alike" (See for example <A
l&mid=28856"> farmphoto post#.28856</A> and <A
l&mid=8226"> farmphoto post#.8226</A> on this forum, or
other posts from the same author).
If anyone on this forum is able to shine some more light on
this topic, feel free...
Greetzzzz ;-)
Re: BCMH Tech - FMC evolution
Hello ! How prix ht in Fmc sb 8000 ? plasse you telephone !
My e-mail:! plasse a contact !
tchanks ! ;-):-)
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