The Meyn tail feather puller removes most of the long tail feathers from the tails. Removing the tail feathers with a dedicated plucker makes the plucking process more effective as the main pluckers can be set to work in other areas of the carcass in a more gentle process. The tail feather puller consists of two rollers that are mounted close together. The position of the rollers is set in such a way that the tail feathers are caught in between the rollers, effectively pulling the feathers from the tail.
The design of the tail feather puller has been significantly improved:
The pulling mechanism consists of two stainless steel rollers, placed above each other and rotating in opposite direction. The tail feathers are guided into the machine, between the rotating rollers. The rollers are provided with a profile, which pulls the tail feathers between the two rollers and out off the feather follicle. A guide above the rollers protects the thighs of the birds from being damaged. The machine is provided with a water spray system for draining dirt and feathers.