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Mechanical harvest of coffee applying circular and multidirectional vibrations

Aristizabal, I.D.; Oliveros, C.E.; Alvarez, F.

2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 9-12 July 2000: 1-14

2000


Accession: 003496320

The effect of the application to the stem of circular and multidirectional vibrations in the detachment of mature fruits of coffee was studied. For each type of vibrator the best conditions of vibration were determined (frequency, amplitude, time of application and point of coupling to the stem) using coffee trees of Caturra and Colombia varieties.

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