Hilgardia
Hilgardia
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Hilgardia

Development of prune harvester: New pickup principle improves machine designed to harvest French prunes from ground after removal from tree by shaking

Authors

R. B. Fridley
P. A. Adrian

Authors Affiliations

R. B. Fridley is Assistant Specialist in Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; P. A. Adrian is Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, and Cooperative Agent, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 12(9):3-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v012n09p3. September 1958.

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Abstract

A basic analysis of various pickup principles applied in the construction of prune harvesters was made during the spring of 1957 to develop—if possible—a gentle method of fruit pickup which would simulate hand picking and give a positive pickup without disturbing the soil surface.

Fridley R, Adrian P. 1958. Development of prune harvester: New pickup principle improves machine designed to harvest French prunes from ground after removal from tree by shaking. Hilgardia 12(9):3-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v012n09p3

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