Tecnofruit Harvesters

The Tecnofruit fruit harvesting machines from Frumaco currently represent, in terms of quality, productivity and manageability, the most modern and efficient fruit harvesting machines. Their unquestionable worth is proven by the numerous fruit farms, spread over 27 countries, that have adopted the Tecnofruit machines into their production process, achieving incredible results.

Tecnofruit machines were created for optimising harvesting processes, but are able to perform many other tasks, making them a true work hub. They can be used year-round: harvesting, green and winter pruning, manual thinning, installation and maintenance of hail nets and all other operations that require an agile and robust general-purpose tool.

According to the needs of the fruit farm, the Tecnofruit series machines can be equipped with a range of pertinent accessories. Close attention has been paid to environmental aspects, for example, they are equipped with TIER4 Diesel engines with low CO2 emissions and low fuel consumption. All this in order to offer the fruit farmer a modern and efficient means of responding to the productivity requirements of today’s orchards.

Galaxy Group are the New Zealand and Australia distributor for the Tecnofruit Harvesters. Contact us today for more information.

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Efficiency

The harvest labour costs can be reduced by a half. A lower number of workers during the harvest, working to a higher performance level compared to traditional ways of picking and reduction of the number of rejects, this together with low running costs allows for a very short amortisation period.

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Productivity

Picking all the fruit from the tree at one time (making for a uniform quality), the direct transport of the fruit to the fruit bins, the fact that the workers will be less tired during the harvest, are just some of the points contributing to a higher performance.

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Quality

Harvesting using the Tecnofruit machines ensures a supreme volume of fruit in comparison with using other methods.

What is the Tecnofruit system?

The Tecnofruit platform is a multi-purpose orchard management system that automates seasonal tasks to make them quicker, easier and more enjoyable.
·      All year round versatility – the platform is easily converted for harvesting, pruning, tree training and thinning. 
·      It is more attractive for seasonal labour of all ages because it makes the job easier by doing away with ladders and picking baskets.
·      It enables orchard operators to increase their bottom line through greater productivity and efficiencies in harvesting, pruning, tree training and thinning.

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Tecnofruit CF-105

A compact machine for row distances from 3m-3.9m and plant heights to a maximum of 3.6m. The generous standard equipment and a complete range of accessories allow the machine to be adapted to the individual needs of modern fruit growers.

Equipped with a reliable 3-cylinder diesel engine, it has a fuel consumption and emission level in accordance with the TIER 4 norm. The four lateral platforms (back: 1.25m x 0.36m, front: 0.8m x 0.36m) permit picking at three picking levels in a very compact machine. As many as six persons can work comfortably at the same time without getting in each other’s way and in compliance with the highest ergonomic standards.

The option of an automatic trailer (offloading the full fruit containers onto the trailer) or a non-automatic trailer (offloading the full fruit containers onto the ground) which is particularly suited to very narrow or very short rows. An optional air compressor is available for 4 to 5 pruning shears.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length (without bins)
Width (min/max)
Wheel base
Ground clearance
Turning radius
Weight
4180mm
1800mm / 3000mm
2205mm
170mm
3.80m
2060kg
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Tecnofruit CF-110

Fruit picking machine for row distances of 3.6m-4.5m and plant heights to a maximum of 4m. Designed to be multi-purpose, it has a generous standard equipment, including the automatic trailer and the air compressor for 6 to 8 pruning shears. The CF 110 can be employed in many seasonal tasks.


Equipped with a 4 cylinder Diesel engine, it has a top speed of 18 km/h. The four lateral platforms have generous dimensions (1.38m x 0.4m) which allow the pickers maximum freedom of movement

These machines are ideal for large companies because of their high quality and ease of use.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length (without bins)
Width (min/max)
Wheel base
Ground clearance
Turning radius
Weight

4900mm
2070mm / 3470mm
2660mm
200mm
4.20m
2355kg

 

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Automatic Bins Trailer

The automatic trailer completes the Tecnofruit harvesting system. There are five hydraulic functions: the transport of the empty fruit containers on the upper part of the trailer by means of chains, lifting the empty fruit containers, moving the full fruit containers to the lower part of the trailer, offloading the full containers to the ground and hydraulic steering. Controls provided on the driver’s side of the vehicle allow the quick replacement of a full container with an empty one. The trailer can carry up to 16 empty containers and up to 3 full containers. Moreover, the hydraulic steering of the rear wheels of the trailer allows it to follow exactly the trail of the fruit picking machine and have a relatively small turning circle.

The assisted changing of bins makes the job of the operator simple. It’s neither tiring or dangerous and a change over can be completed in 20 seconds. To meet the needs of orchards with limited or uneven shaped farmland, with short rows and/or very narrow layouts (less than 3.20 m), the Frumaco Europe offers this trailer for the management of the empty bins, making the Tecnofruit CF 105 into a complete harvesting system.

With this trailer model, the empty bins can be transported on the upper part of the trailer (maximum 6 plus one on the machine’s revolving floor) while the full bins are placed directly on the ground by the Tecnofruit CF 105.

The Simple Trailer is constructed so that it passes over the full bins deposited by the Tecnofruit CF 105. To ensure maximum ease of handling the Simple Trailer is equipped with 4 pivoting wheels (the rear wheels can be locked with a pin). In addition, the upper tracks are extendable in order to change the length of the trailer and adapt it to the required number of empty bins.
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Zero Point Avocado Kit

Efficiency, flexibility and sturdiness make the avocado kit the perfect solution to manage harvesting in modern systems.

There are many varieties of avocado, very different from each other in terms of shape and size. This is why Frumaco Europe has created a kit to harvest this type of fruit picking.

Yet another essential prerogative of this design is the ability to employ it in different types of installation settings. A flexible and modular system of front belts was developed and tested for this purpose, which adapt to different conditions in order to continually ensure high harvesting rates.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length (without bins)
Width (min/max)
Height (min/max)
Wheel base
Ground clearance
Turning radius
Weight
4900mm
2070mm / 3470mm
2400mm / 2875mm
2660mm
200mm
4.20m
2355kg

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