Powerful, light weight, efficient
Requires no maintenance.
Gaia hand held harvester is an electric operated automatic rake and
is designed to remove small fruits. This does not limit its application
to Olives and has also been sucessfully trialled on Almond and Macadamia
Designed specifically for olives, the Gaia harvester easily removes 100% of green and ripe fruit.
In smaller groves individually one person can hand harvest fruit from a tree. In groves with several hundred trees, the Gaia olive harvester enables you to remove the fruit both in a timely and cost effective manner.
The design itself is unique, portable, light weight and efficient. The harvester is capable of increasing harvesting by three to four times compared to hand harvesting.
The Gaia harvester ensures not to damage the tree i.e. new growth and sprigs remain intact whilst the fruit is removed. An advantage of this machine is it can be used on the young olive trees when the bark is still relatively soft through to maturity and also ensures that the tree does not need to be repairing itself from harvesting damage.
The Gaia harvester is environmentally friendly as there are no pollutants nor disturbing sounds. Comfortably you can operate the machine and talk to others nearby.
can be sourced from a car battery or any portable 12v power
source. This machine can be stored in a vehicle and allows for ease
of driving to the particular part of your grove that needs harvesting.
practice, using the harvester is simple. The olives droop to
the underside of the branch, the agitating fingers moving down the
branch (in a combing like manner) direct the fruit in a downward action
and therefore fall below onto the catching net on the ground.
The broad head of the harvester contacts many branches in a
single rake which increases the efficiency. Also, if the machine
is to get tangled in the branches, the machine automatically cuts
the power to disentwine itself. The harvester weighs a total of 2.73
kgs (including head and telescopic pole). You will never need to use
ladders to reach the "difficult to get" fruit.
This machine will save you time and labour costs this harvest thus it will pay for itself very quickly. Also another benefit of the harvester is no maintenance is required but cleaning of the parts is recommended.
the purchase of a harvesting machine you will receive a telescopic
handle which extends from 1.6m to 2.9m, a 10m power lead, eight
spare fingers and a technical & operation manual as well
as the back up of a 12 month warranty. (Smaller handles are also