Improved mango harvester

  • Traditional methods of harvesting lead to bruising and post-harvest losses
  • Codex Alimentarius standards require that fruits should be harvested with 1.0 cm pedicel
  • CISH in this background designed and developed the harvest device
  • Leaf shaped GI frame attached to telescopic aluminum handle, V- blade of high carbon steel, divider to guide the fruits and nylon netted receptacle to collect fruits
  • Functions through the actions of holding, pulling and shearing
  • 600-800 fruits can be harvested per hour from a tree of about 4 mheight in good bearing
  • 50 per cent saving of energy involved in harvesting operation overtraditional methods
  • Cost of device is Rs.250.00
  • Has become quite popular among mango growers of the region
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