Two Ventura, Calif., companies have designed and built a celery harvester that helps workers cut, clean and pack 3,000 to 4,000 cartons per day without the produce, boxes or pallets touching the ground.

The machine was designed by John Berry of Eco Power Systems and built by B&R Fabrication, according to a news release.

The self-propelled rig was built on a 939C Caterpillar hydrostatic drive chain and undercarriage.

Once in the field, two sections fold out to harvest 14 beds, or a 50-foot-wide section, at a time.