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Machine for harvesting espalier trained perishable fruit trees combining a continuous shaker and a catching frame

Machine for harvesting espalier trained perishable fruit trees combining a continuous shaker and a catching frame

Atti del 3o Convegno Nazionale AIGR, Catania, 16-19 May 1979: 171 - 180

To reduce the damage sustained by fruit harvested mechanically by the tree shaker/catching frame method a prototype trailed machine with 2 oscillating horizontal shaker platforms was built. Each platform consists of a series of parallel bars with one end attached to an oscillator and the other protruding into the tree. The spacing between the bars and their angle are such that the fruit cannot fall through but rolls towards the oscillator and is led by chute to containers.

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