Heading and gutting of whitefish like cod, saithe, haddock and tuna like yellowtail

From small to large

Stability and efficiency for your production

The BAADER 444 is the perfect choice for the heading and gutting of cod, saithe, haddock and yellowtail.

The BAADER 444 leaves the collarbone on the trunk. This is perfect for processing saltfish.

The heading device can be disabled when just gutting the fish. Due to its special heading technique it is possible to process fish without the need to pre-bleed but pre-bled fish can also be processed as well as fish with their throats cut.

With its unique revolving technique, the machine is designed to avoid unnecessary burden for the operator because the operator just needs to push the fish into the machine.

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  • Very precise head cut
  • Symmetric belly cut
  • Different types of input products possible (pre-bled, throat cut, round)
  • Head-on gutting only is also possible
  • Easy to operate

Technical Data

  • Fish species
    Cod, saithe (pollock), haddock and yellowtail
  • Working range (approx.)
    BAADER 444 S (small): 40–75 cm / 0.5–3 kg
    BAADER 444 50–90 cm / 1.0–7 kg
    BAADER 444 (large) 75–105 cm / 3.5–11 kg
    BAADER 444 Yellowtail 50–90 cm / 3.5–9 kg
  • Throughput
    BAADER 444 S (small): 15–35 fish/min
    BAADER 444 15–32 fish/min  
    BAADER 444 (large)  15–22 fish/min  
    BAADER 444 Yellowtail 15–25 fish/min


Best saltfish quality

  • Undamaged collarbone on the trunk
  • Symmetric belly cut

Efficient and flexible

  • Possible to process pre-bled fish, fish with a cut throat or round fish
  • Heading and gutting in one machine
  • Gutting only without heading is also possible

Easy to use

  • Easy infeed of the fish
  • Adjustable operator platform guarantees ergonomic working position and exact positioning of the fish into the trays

Product safety

  • Separate transport of the heads and guts to avoid contamination of the trunks
  • More profit with co-products
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Even small fish –big yield

  • Small fish possible with optional small fish kit
  • Cod from 550g – 2,500g h&g
  • High speed for small fish (with optional small fish kit)
  • Smart recipe management
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