Truck-mounted platform elevates orchard workers
AuthorsR. M. Burns
C. D. McCarty
H. Z. Hield
H. H. Armstrong
Authors AffiliationsR. M. Barns is Farm Advisor, Ventura County; C. D. McCarty is Extension Horticulture Technologist, University of California, Riverside; H. Z. Hield is Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, University of California, Riverside; H. H. Armstrong is Senior Machinery Mechanic, Agricultural Operations, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 21(4):7-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n04p7. April 1967.
The truck-mounted, adjustable platform shown in photos was developed for use in spraying, pruning, and harvesting of small-scale plots. It might also be adapted to a number of other farm operations. A hundred-gallon spray rig can be carried in the bed of the truck plus a generator for electricity or a pump to supply hydraulic pressure. This low-cost unit was designed for a half-ton pickup and with slight modifications will fit almost all makes. It also can be modified for use on tractors or trailers.
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Prediction of final feedlot gains… from observations at 28 or 56 days
Ruby… a newly-released, nematode-resistant sweet potato variety
Root rot tolerance in new alfalfa strains now available to plant breeders
A progress report on insecticide resistance in the fly complex… of California poultry ranches
Research on … the oak root fungus
Weed control in seedling alfalfa
Studies on the cause and development of ridges on lime fruit