Gizzard Harvester – Poultry Processing Equipment

  • Gizzard Harvester GH-6000 separates the gizzards from the intestines.
  • The machine also cleans the gizzards and removes the skin from the gizzard.
  • The GH-6000 is an efficient solution to harvest clean, peeled gizzards.
  • Optional gizzard inspection tables sold separately.

Gizzard Harvester

The Gizzard Harvester incorporates four different processes. It separates the gizzard from the intestines, separates the pre-stomach from the intestines, separates the pre-stomach from the gizzard, opens and cleans the gizzard and removes the yellow inside lining of the gizzard. Once the per-stomach is removed a circular knife cuts open the gizzard and subsequently the gizzard is cleaned by water sprayers. A gizzard spreading device prepares the gizzards for the final step. The last step is to remove the inedible inner skin, which is removed by peeler shafts which peel of the yellow skin of the gizzard. The clean, peeled gizzards are discharged from the gizzard harvester onto a gizzard inspection table, which will allow a single operator to check and – if needed – peel any gizzards which have not been processed correctly.

Main characteristics of the gizzard harvester

  • revolutionary design: we removed all the fancy amateur chain-and-sprockets drive systems. It is a giblet harvester, not a bike!!! (Chains are to be used on bicycles, in the Tour-the-France, not in the food industry.)
  • transport/pinch-off rolls to separate the gizzards from the intestines
  • circular ‘DIAMOND’ gizzard opening blade, with extra long life
  • each ‘line’ driven by an electric motor
  • 1 ABI stainless steel motor, driving combined in-feed roller – pinch-off rolls, peeler-rolls
  • 1 ABI stainless steel motor for the ‘Diamond’ gizzard opening Blade
  • 1 ABI stainless steel motor to drive the gizzard tamper set-up for increased peeling result
  • 1 ABI stainless steel motor to drive the gizzard transport chain.
  • water spray pipe to clean the transport rolls and flush out the content of the gizzard
  • offal discharge trough
  • peelers to remove the yellow gizzard lining
  • automatic auto-reverse mechanism which is activated when the machine is submitted to heavy resistance to motion; so jamming will be avoided and working with the machine is more safe
  • safety switch for operators


Instruction video-manuals:

GOP Part 1 Introduction:

GOP Part 2 Safety:
GOP Part 3 Cleaning:
GOP Part 4 Maintenance:

Performance parameters

The parameters are based on an average live weight of 2000 gram and withdrawal of feeding 8

hours prior to slaughtering.

1. Gizzards harvested and correctly cut and peeled: 80%;

2. Gizzards harvested but not correctly cut and peeled: 20%

The 20% has be inspected separately at the gizzard inspection table;

3. Soft gizzards regardless of size may slip through the transport shafts and therefore may

be lost.

The above-mentioned performance parameters will be guaranteed under the condition that the

machine will be operated, cleaned and maintained according to the operating and maintenance

manual supplied with the machine.

Capacity6000 gizzards per hour
Length (packed)2600 mm | 98.8 inch
Width (packed)600 mm | 23.6 inch
Height (packed)1550 mm | 61 inch
Weight (packed)500 kg | 1102.31 LBS
Water consumption1.5 m3/h
Water pressure 4-bar minimum
Installed power4 motors of 0,75kW
Heat motors 70 degrees Celsius | 158 degrees Fahrenheit
Yield: gizzards in - out100 in, 100 out
yellow skin peeled80%