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Automatic blueberry harvesting

To increase efficiency and decrease labour, we built the blueberry harvesting machine “Harvy 500”.

The platform that the Harvy 500 is, can be used in several ways. Use it fully automatic, to decrease labour cost and increase the yield. Use it as a platform in which you can place manual pickers to decrease loss even further. Or find your own middle ground. The Harvy 500 is flexible in its setup and use. This provides you with a flexible work platform to use as you see fit.

Fruit collection

When looking at typical berry harvesters, they have high volumes, with high loss. The designs are flawed in the catching department. No soft catching, too much bouncing, resulting in bruised fruit. 

The Harvy range of machines can all be fitted with the catch sheet and bristles surrounding the plant. This sheet ensures a soft catch, which in turn, ensures lower losses. The fitted bristles reduce groundloss and therefore increase productivity.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Automatically powered: the Harvy500 is powered by two energy-efficient electric motors. The speed can be adjusted over a wide range, from 100 to 700 metres per hour.
  • Automatically controlled: the machine navigates using probes that determine the position of the plants.
  • Level: the computer on board the Harvy500 ensures that the four wheels are continuously at the right height, so that the machine is perfectly vertical, regardless of the surface. At the same time, the load-bearing capacity per wheel is measured and regulated, so there are no unwanted forces on the frame and the traction is always perfect.
  • Automatic crate changer: the crates are automatically rotated, so that the buffer of empty crates is efficiently transformed into a buffer of full crates.
  • Perfect plant sealing: the patented 'NOGAP' system of brushes ensures that the plants are perfectly sealed, so that all berries are caught and do not end up on the ground.
  • Filter function: before the berries end up in the crate, they pass through an air stream that filters out leaves and twigs from the harvest.
  • Internet connection: the machine has an internet connection allowing it to be continually monitored. This allows the current status of the capacity, the machine parts, and the harvesting data (kg per hour, kg per bush, kg per row, etc.) as well as the position of the machine in the field to be constantly monitored.
  • Li-ion battery: the latest battery technology makes it possible to work without a smelly or polluting generator. The system is extremely efficient and consumes very little energy, which makes the machine environmentally friendly too.
  • Flexible transition: the blueberries can be harvested in any way possible, whether it's manual picking, manual shaking, or mechanical shaking. In the coming years, Fine Field will be setting up new programmes to continue to develop and optimize efficient harvesting techniques.

High quality berry picking

Thanks to the innovative design of the Harvy 500, you are provided by options. Options to put in place manual pickers, for a more delicate touch. Or the option to detach the berries fully automatically, for the higher volume and decreased labour. Whatever the demand, the Harvy 500 provides the perfect option.

Your solution for effective harvesting

The Harvy range of blueberry harvesters efficiently harvests through efficient harvester design. Our Harvesting machines are shipped world-wide and will also increase your productivity. Would you like to know more about the Harvy range? Please contact us for more information.