We use one of the most advanced harvest system, with last generation side-by-side machine, manufactured by the OMC (Orchard Machinery Corporation from USA), the founder of mechanical harvest equipment. After shaking the tree, the plums are collected into a bin capable of receiving up to 450 kgs. Fully loaded bins are taken from the field with a bin carrier and transported to either the drying field close to the orchard (for sun dried system) or to a truck side, for further transportation to dehydration plant.
“Catchall VII with Air Pad System provides great value harvest with virtually no damage to trees”
Dual-Side Harvesting machine that a good and efficient recollection of the prunes
A complete view of the side by side harvesting machine
The harvesting machine envelops the trees from both sides and shakes them forcing the fruit to fall on the machine that later collects them
SUN DRIED SYSTEM
The sun dried system, which is the most environmentally known friendly process of dehydration; fruit is distributed into specially selected field through an innovative designed car capable to distribute 8-9 bins at the same time. The fruit stays at the field until reaches 18%-20% moisture, then is recollected and dispatched for it’s processing.
Used to distribute the prunes on the field to be sun dried
A large field is needed for sun drying large prune volumes
Close up to the prunes laid on the field
After the process of sun drying the prunes lose water and reduce their size