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Truck-mounted platform elevates orchard workers


R. M. Burns
C. D. McCarty
H. Z. Hield
H. H. Armstrong

Authors Affiliations

R. 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 21(4):7-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n04p7. April 1967.

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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.

Burns R, McCarty C, Hield H, Armstrong H. 1967. Truck-mounted platform elevates orchard workers. Hilgardia 21(4):7-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n04p7
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