• Integrated solution for efficient final-stage defeathering
  • Extra-long plucking fingers to remove all remains
  • Integrated product washer and dryer
  • Highest standards in technological development
  • Reliable high-tech mechanisms guarantee non-stop operation


In extended high-capacity lines (10,000+ birds per hour) or in special markets, Marel Washers/Finishers can finalize the plucking process. They remove and wash off loose feathers and other remains, using extra-long plucking fingers and water.

Our Washers/Finishers have been designed to accomplish their tasks highly effectively in order to deliver a meticulously defeathered, clean and hygienic product. 

Deciding whether a washer/finisher should be integrated in the process depends on the scalding method before, the cooling method after and the demands from the market.

Hard-scalded products at high temperatures will lose their epidermis. Therefore, they display more loose hanging skin and other remains in the defeathering process. In these cases, a washer/finisher is necessary to get a clean product. 

Technologically positioned to meet the biggest challenges, our machines take care of a fluid process flow without any interruptions.

Our Washers/Finishers are extremely user-friendly: Adjustments in height, width and rotation are easy. Hygiene is an important factor during plucking, therefore the machines are easily accessible for cleaning purposes.

  • User-friendly A-frame design for stability and accessibility
  • Two tilting cabinets with extra-long plucking fingers
  • Integrated product dryer
  • Integral guides to keep birds firmly in shackle during plucking
  • Integral feather deflectors
  • Double non-slip hexagonal V-belt drive mechanism with calibrated tensioner
  • Ventilated motors and discs
  • Triple seal plucker/picker disc bearing housings to prevent feather and water ingress
  • Long-life, maintenance-free bearings
  • Controlled temperature and air flow through the cabinets


Marel offers a range of service solutions to prevent failures, maximize performance or in case of unexpected breakdowns remote or onsite assistance.

Marel has offices in 30 countries across all regions, and a global network of highly skilled professionals that provide remote as well as onsite service support. We provide quality spare parts and customized service agreements for our customers to ensure optimal performance of Marel equipment.

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