Mechanical fruit tree shaking: Effect of frequency and stroke on fruit removal and power requirements analyzed in study of reciprocating type shaker
AuthorsP. A. Adrian
R. B. Fridley
Authors AffiliationsP. A. Adrian is Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural Research Service, USD A, and Cooperative Agent, University of California, Davis; R. B. Fridley is Assistant Specialist in Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 12(10):3-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v012n10p3. October 1958.
Boom type shakers—used for the mechanical removal of fruit from trees—may cause less strain on the roots and consequently less damage than the cable type shakers according to observations made in an extensive analysis of the basic engineering principles involved in tree shaking.
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