APPLE HARVESTING

THE APPLE HARVESTING RANGE
We designed and built our first apple harvesting machine in 1985 and back then we were called 'Somerset Fruit Machinery Limited'. Today we offer a wide range of harvesting machines to both soft and hard fruit and have manufactured well in excess of 1000 machines,  enjoyed global success and have been awarded the Royal Warrant. Now recognised as one of the world’s leading suppliers of fruit harvesting / spraying machinery, SFM Technology's fruitharvesting.com  is a name associated with the quality, reliability and longevity of its machines.

THE SABRE / TRACTOR MOUNTED HARVESTER

The SABRE is a tractor-mounted attachment specifically designed to collect fruit for use within the cider, apple drinks and apple processing industries. This one-person operated machine is designed to offer high output harvesting whilst minimising damage thus helping to improve quality. The harvested fruit is directed via elevators and conveyors to the rear of the machine where the fruit is discharged into the storage trailer.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• Gentle and efficient harvesting increases speed whilst maintaining quality
• Specifically designed to minimise fruit damage 
• Suitable for most row widths
• Easy to operate - one person operation 
• Large output capacity capable of harvesting 150 tonnes / per day
Hydraulic Tree Shaker


This tractor mounted attachment provides a quick and effective solution to removing fruit from trees without damage, a one-person operated machine, it is mounted on a tractor's 3-point linkage with the hydraulic drive being taken from the tractor’s power take-off shaft. The controls, which can be either cable or electrically operated, are located in the tractor cab and within easy reach of the operator to allow quick and efficient operation. Suitable for all types of tree and easy to use this machine can enable 200 or more trees to be shaken per hour.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• Removes fruit from the tree without damage
• One-person operation • Ideal for all row widths
• Configuration allows straight line operation       
• Suitable for all tree types
• Fruit removal rate of 200 trees or more per hour
• Large output capacity capable of harvesting 150 tonnes / per day

APPLE BLOWER
The APPLE BLOWER is a tractor-mounted attachment to aid the windrowing of fruit. This purpose-built machine blows apples out from under trees ready for windrowing and harvesting. 
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• A quick and effective means of moving fruit that has been shaken from trees       • Design minimises fruit damage       • Suitable for most row widths 
• Easy to operate       • Makes windrow preparation quicker and easier       • Blower created especially for windrowing where herbicide strips are present
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FRONT PADDLES
These front paddles fold up when not operational, thus provide more manoeuvrability when on headlands, gaining access to orchards through narrow gateways and for transport. The folding front paddles are designed to fit a front 3-point linkage and can be raised using the lift arms on the tractor and folded using the tractors hydraulic services. They have a clearing width of 2.5 metres and can be used in conjunction with the existing range of SFM machinery.  
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• Quick and effective means of windrowing loose fruit for mechanical harvesting      • Minimises wheel crush damage to fruit
• Provides a clear passage for tractor or other mechanised apple harvesting equipment      • Makes apple pick up quicker and easier
• Easily dismounted when not required      • Increased manoeuvrability
CLEANING STATION
The CLEANING STATION assembly is a static installation used to clean and sort fruit before delivery for processing.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• Quick and effective means of cleaning fruit • Minimises damage during operation      • Provides a clean sample of apples to processing plant
• Probable value enhancement for providing processor with higher quality fruit            • Static or mobile installation
THE SCIMITAR
This self-propelled machine is used for collecting apples from the orchard, a one-person operation, that can be supplied with either a rear unloading hopper or side unloading elevator. Versatile and easy-to-use this machine is suited to the larger acreage and suits most row widths.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• Removes fruit from the ground without damage       • One-person operation       • Ideal for most row widths       • Pintle belt secondary cleaning
• 3 Tonne capacity hopper       • 129 kw JCB diesel engine    
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