OLIVE PICKING AND HARVESTING
Picking and gathering system
DT-12 almond picking system (also suitable for picking olives)
The array built on both sides of the tree: one machine shakes and one machine collects, cleans and stores the almonds (olives) until they are unloaded into a bucket/container that takes them out of the orchard.
The shaking cart that includes a shaking arm and head and diagonal tables that roll the almonds (or olives) to the other side of the tree.
On the other side of the tree is a cart with a sheet spread by two arms and placed at the foot of the tree and cut beyond it.
The fruit rolls from the shaker platforms to the sheet. The sheet is lifted and transfers the fruit to a conveyor belt and an elevator headed by a cleaning system based on brushes and an air blower.
The fruit, cleaned of branches and leaves, is concentrated in a collection tank of about 2.5 cubic meters.
When the tank is full, an intermediate tank arrives on top of a tractor and directs it to the ramsa tank located outside the plantation.
In the improved version to prevent depreciation, horizontal conveyors replace the inclined stage. The conveyors prevent the accumulation of almonds on the stage and their falling as a result of contact with low branches during the trip.
The conveyors make the DT-12 array the array with the lowest entrance profile to the tree, because it is built from a sheet on the ground and on a low conveyor.