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Citrus Mechanical Harvester - Nelson Harvesting, Australia

The United States is not the only country to use mechanical harvesting for harvesting juice oranges. Andrew Nelson, of Nelson Harvesting in New South Wales, Australia, has built and operated a harvester that is towed behind a tractor. Two rotating drums of spindles shake fruit off from both sides of a tree. Andrew wrote that Its best suited for high density plantings of 350 - 400 trees per acre. With trees planted in this configuration, it will remove 95% of the crop and do no more damage than leave the trees with a "frizzy" look. Crop on the ground is 0 - 10 pieces per tree. Tree height, however, is limited to no more than 10 feet.

The Nelson Harvesting Citrus Mechanical Harvester - Australia

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