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Blueberry harvesting machine

In the productrange from finefield you will find a fully mechanical blueberry harvesting machine. The platform called the Harvy 500 will provide a fully mechanical option, as well as a semi mechanical option. The Harvy 500 will increase productivity, while decreasing labour costs. A true blueberry machine!

Fruit collection

The typical (over the row) berry harvesters have high volumes, and high losses. Their design provides no soft landing and bruises the fruit. These bruises will make the berries go bad, and therefore, decrease your yield. Furthermore, there is a high chance of groundloss. 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.

Autonomous harvester

The blueberry harvester “Harvy 500” can be used as an autonomous harvester. The design makes it possible for the harvester to do all the work. Set it up in front of a row, and let it go! The harvester will separate the fruit from the plant and catch it. The conveyor takes it to the crates, which are automatically changed when full. Furthermore, there is an incorporated cleaning system. This uses an airjet to blow out any leaves or twigs.

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.