Orchard Mechanisation

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Orchard Mechanisation 2017-11-21T05:41:37+00:00

Rakes

Supplier: Abimac 

Southtrade offers the farmer the opportunity to wind row orchard prunings thereby making mulching more efficient. Either front or rear three point mounted there are various options available depending on row widths and over hang of orchard branches.

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Tree Thinning

Supplier: FruitTec 

Blossom and bud thinning requires many hours of labour especially in stone fruit where chemical thinning is not an option. The process of thinning sometimes requires multiple man handling of each single tree in one pre-harvest season. FruitTec with their unique model “Darwin” offers the orchard farmer a massive labour and time saving tool by mechanically thinning blossoms and buds from orchards and very little relative cost. Southtrade has been representing FruitTec in Southern Africa since 2011, and since then on-going university trials have proven that Darwin machines not only perform but even improve quality, whilst saving costs. Southtrade is proud to have a great number of these machines operational in many parts of Southern Africa.

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Orchard Management Platforms

Supplier: N.Blosi

Southtrade offers self-propelled orchard management platforms from the company N.Blosi. This was the first self-propelled platform to be commercialized in South Africa. This range has proven to be the most reliable and robust machine even in the most arduous farming conditions. The N.Blosi machine is designed to mechanise the fruit harvest, but also pruning, orchard management, shade net handling, orchard establishment etc. This is a machine that the fruit farmer will use in every season. By eliminating ladders, picking bags, unnecessary bruising, the farmer will increase efficiency, speed of harvest and reduce costs. N. Blosi is available ex-stock Southtrade. These machines are found operating in all parts of SA in many different applications.

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Orchard Management Platforms

Supplier: Zucal

Meccanica Zucal is highly specialised in the design and manufacture of internal automated fruit handling systems, fruit harvesting machines and automated stock handling systems. Southtrade is proud to have a number of these machines successfully operating in Southern Africa

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