Frequently Asked Questions

What types of seeds can be harvested with the Millett Wet Vegetable Seed Separator?
The seed separator works best with tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Some growers have had success with cucumbers, some melons and grapes.
How much can be processed?
The small Seed Separator will process up to one ton of tomatoes per hour or one lot per minute. The large machine up to three ton per hour.
What is a typical percent recovery of the available seed?
The recovery of tomato seed processed in its own juice is about 80%. The recovery of pepper and eggplant seed is usually higher, but is dependent on the amount of water added during the processing.  
How long will it take to get a Seed Separator after I order one?
Although we have an inventory of some basic parts, the assembly of the machine commences upon receipt of your order.  Please allow up to one year (depending on demand) for fabrication and shipping.  Please email or call for availability.

What are the terms of payment? 
         Buyer assumes all handling, forwarding and freight charges.  Payment for domestic and
         overseas orders must be made before the machine can be shipped.  We apologize to our
         trustworthy domestic customers, but when someone refuses to pay after receiving the
         machine, it hurts us all.

Why did we discontinue the gasoline engine version of the Millett Seed Separator
         The difficulty of manufacturing was no longer cost effective.  If you still prefer to take
         your electric seed separator to the field, purchase a suitable generator and plug it in.

Are replacement parts available for the Millett Seed Separator?
        The Millett Wet Vegetable Seed Separator is designed for a long and useful lifetime. 
        Should the need for a replacement part arise, please contact us.  If we do not have a
        part in stock, we will custom build one for you. 

How long can I expect my Millett Seed Separator to last?
        Some seed separators have been known to last as long as 20 years or more depending
        on usage and the care it receives.  The USDA has had their machine for over 35 years.