Degelman Signature 6000

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Standard Long Swing Pole

Our standard long hitch pole is allowed to pivot, providing a large working envelope, superb visibility for picking rocks and the ability to tuck the picker behind the tractor for narrow transport. By simply pulling a pin, the machine is readied for field or transport. This feature makes it extremely handy to precisely back up to rock piles..

Optional Extra Long Hitch Pole

For tractors with larger tires and fenders we offer an extra long hitch pole option that is 180” vs 144" on our standard hitch pole. This makes it easier to see what you are picking behind the tractor.

Large Stone Capacity

With a massive 28 inches of clearance between the paddle assembly and the grill, large stones are easily picked. These machines are designed to provide relentless heavy stone work day in and day out.

Superior Rock and Soil Separation

Degelman rock pickers are designed to pick stones quickly, efficiently, and keep soil collection to a minimum. The geometry between the reel and grill is designed so that the paddle makes the first contact, lifts and spins the stone onto the grill, further separating the rock from the soil.

The unique interlaced grill and paddle teeth drop the dirt back onto the field. Even the hopper box makes use of grated spring bar strapping to keep rocks in and dirt out.

Windrow Capacity

Operators that clear bush and pasture land often use Degelman rock rakes to place debris into neat windrows. Our Degelman rock pickers were designed to take the normally tough demands of a rock windrows. These windrows are often contaminated with sticks, stumps, crop residue and stones of various sizes and shapes. Degelman Signature series pickers are designed to work tirelessly for this exact purpose.

Round Solid Steel Grill

The grill teeth on the Signature Rock Pickers are made of round solid C1045 steel shafts. This steel is much stronger than ordinary mild steel and has a natural spring to it to resist impact damage. A Degelman grill is extra heavy, developed with the optimum sweeps and curves to separate rocks from stones. Every third tooth is welded to the frame to allow small lodged rocks to clear freely. The round profile itself is also the optimum shape with the smallest choke point to minimize jams.

Excavator Tips

From loose dirt and crushed rock, to concrete and abrasive mining applications - the Degelman excavator tips are world renowned for high quality steel backhoe teeth. These cast steel grill tips provide the ultimate protection against high impact and high abrasion. The solid grill shafts are precisely milled to accept these teeth, and the tips are easily replaced by removing a simple roll pin.

Precision Grill Control

The wheel placement created between the tractor hitch and the offset tires provides precise reactive control over grill depth, exceptionally important when working in soft and/or wet field conditions.

Frame Design

Rock pickers are used in the most abusive and harsh conditions known in the agricultural and construction markets. Hitting, lifting and picking hard heavy stones put enormous stress on equipment. A durable rectangular frame design is the heart of a Degelman rock picker. It supports these big loads and carries the weight of the grill and reel assembly. Even the inside corners are supported by heavy angle plates that tie the frame tubes together.

Superior Paddle Teeth

The paddle design starts with an over-sized, heavy wall tube. The teeth themselves overlap the paddle tubes to protect the tubes from damage. This small detail increases the tube strength, creates a more robust point of rock contact, prevents tube damage through bowing, and reduces dents. This is just another example of the Degelman difference - no detail is overlooked.

Degelman Industries makes use of cutting edge production technology like robotically welded paddle teeth - perfect welds every time. Additionally, the teeth are fully hard surfaced by a robot - a technique commonly employed in industrial applications that provides three times more wear resistance.

Heavy Reel

The oversized reel plates are heavy and designed to withstand abuse. The reel side plates are laminated and incorporate formed edges that dramatically increase the reel's strength and providing a natural deflective surface. Through years of exhaustive research, development and testing, we have found that the soft steel of our cotter pins outlast all other forms of fasteners. Small details can make a big difference.

Advanced Reel Spring Design

The 7200 Series Rock Picker features a reel spring assembly that moves constantly under heavy loads and is designed to arc back under pressure and release. The spring is a heavy-duty compression design exclusive to Degelman, that has taken years to perfect. It works better and lasts longer than typical extension springs. Paired with this is a urethane puck that dampens vibration and minimizes backlash as the reel paddle decompresses. Finally, a simple bend integrated into the spring holder plate greatly increases the strength of the spring holder.

Rugged Reel Tension Design

The 6000 Signature Series Rock Picker has a tried and true tension spring system that has been proven for years to handle relentless heavy stone work.

Extra Hose Protection

Hydraulic hose is normally vulnerable to rock damage and flying debris. We have protected all key areas with a combination of removable steel hose guards with flared edges, and industrial quality hose clamps. This reduces both cuts and vibration.

Hydraulic Cylinders

Another example of design elegance and simplicity is the utilization of a single set of cylinders which means there is less potential problems to occur. As an operator, you control both the grill height and the dumping of a load of rocks with a single set of hydraulics.

Removable Tire Assemblies

We make changing our standard diameter 16.5L tires, rim or spindle a much simpler process by providing a single bolt through the spindle. Changing the running gear is quick and painless.

Optional Large Tire Option

These large diameter 550/45 - 22.5 tires disperse the weight of rocks in the hopper and minimize the pounds per square foot.

Extra Plates, Extra Welds, Extra Strong

Backing into a rock pile with a weighted rock picker can damage key components. The hydraulic hose cover is welded to the box frame to be even stronger in a key crush point. The back of the hopper box is constructed of double walled formed steel as it receives heavy pounding by rocks in the hopper and the area most likely to become damaged.

In locations where crush damage and daily wear are more likely, we have reinforced these areas to ensure you have years of trouble free operation. For example, the grill side plates have additional reinforcement plates added to counter head-on damage.

Safety and Transportation

The transport lock is accessed safely on the outside of the grill assembly. In the locked position it is impossible for the grill to fall and become damaged in a transport situation.

To make your life a little bit easier, we have added a tow hook on the back of the picker to help you bring additional equipment to the field. Safety information and a highly visual manual is provided with every piece of equipment we manufacture.


Model Signature 6000
Working Width 11'-6"
Grill Width 5'
Transport Width 9'-7"
Horsepower 70-150 hp
Hopper Capacity 2 yd3
Weight 4,700 lbs
Hitch Weight 750 lbs
Length 14'-16'
Height - Empty 6'-4"
Height - Unloading 3'
Frame 6" x 6" x 1/4"
Drive Hydraulic
Chain #100 hd
Paddles 3 Paddles
Paddle Teeth Surface Hard Surface
Grill Tines 1-3/4" - C1045 (c/w Replaceable Tips)
Hitch Bolt-On
Hitch Pole Hydraulic
Reel Spring Tension
Hydraulic Cylinders 3" x 31" x 1-1/2" Rod
Hydraulic Pressure (min) 2,500 psi
Hydraulic Flow (min) 15 gpm
Hydraulic Motor Displacement 280 cm3 (17.1 in3)
Hydraulic Outlets Needed 3
Tires 16.5L x 16.1
Picks Rocks 2" - 24"

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