A key factor in making Extra Virgin olive oil, is getting your fruit from the tree to the processor in under 4 hours.
The Electro'liv harvester enables you to do this by helping you to remove olives in a timely and cost effective manner. Because no air compressor is required, pollutants and noise are minimised. You can comfortably operate the machine and talk to others nearby. Minimal maintenance is required (although cleaning of the parts is recommended) and there are no ongoing fuel costs.
With its variable speed control, the Electro'liv harvester can ensure not to damage the olive tree i.e. new growth and sprigs remain intact whilst the fruit is removed.
An advantage of this machine is it can be used on young olive trees when the bark is still relatively soft through to maturity and also ensures that the tree is able to put its energy into the next production instead of stressing, as it repairs itself from harvesting damage.
This olive picker is capable of increasing harvesting by THREE TIMES compared to hand harvesting.
PORTABLE - The light-weight harvester can be supplied with ergonomic harness and rechargeable battery pack.
Standard batteries provide up to 5 hours work time.
12v version also available.
POWERFUL - The Electroliv olive harvester easily removes 100% of green and ripe olives thank to the generous power of the tool. Also fitted with a balancing system to decrease vibrations to the user.
FLEXIBLE - The olive rake-head can be placed in 6 different working positions.
Variable speed allows you to harvest from both young and established trees.
Available with fixed 2m pole, or telescopic 2.2 - 3m pole.
The batteries are also compatible with the Electrocoup Secateurs, and other infaco tools. (Different control box may be required)
Designed to remove a a variety of sized olives and has also been successfully trialled on Almond trees.
Operating the harvester....
In practice, using the harvester is simple. The olives droop to the underside of the branch, the agitating fingers move down the branch (in a combing manner) directing the fruit in a downward action and therefore fall below onto a waiting net or catching frame.
The head of the harvester and the unique elliptical movement of the tines covers the zones better to contact and vibrate many branches in a single rake for more efficiency. Also, if the machine is to get tangled in the branches, the machine automatically cuts the power to disentwine itself.
About the brand Based in France, they have been researching and manufacturing power tools for over 25 years, working to provide users with the next generation of portable electric tools. Their innovative products come with excellent backup service and a minimum of one year warranty, for growers who need more efficiency, at less cost.
This machine will save you time and labour costs this harvest thus it will pay for itself very quickly.