The Samon onion harvester is PTO driven. The harvesting mechanism lifts the onions by a rotating bar and an intake roller, suitable for all types of field onions, i.e. drilled, module planted or onion sets. By using the original square rotating bar, instead of shares, far less soil is taken up onto the webs, therefore leaving a soil free windrow, to ensure optimum drying in the field. The rotating bar system works effectively in both dry and wet conditions. The Samon lifter is equipped with one lifting web. Underneath the machine a wide press roller gives a flat, firm surface to the bed for the onions to drop onto. At the rear adjustable windrowing chutes make an ideal windrow for fast and efficient drying of the product.