Model C 120 T - Trailed Harvesters
The Trailed Harvesters are suitable for the picking from the ground of: hazelnuts, chestnuts, almonds, walnuts, coffee, macadamia, pecan walnuts and olives. The Trailed Harvesters born by this times in the far ’70s years, are the first machines created by FACMA and still now they are considered an important part in the annual production. Their success is due to their versatility in harvesting a wide number of products and to their handiness that makes easy and fast the mechanized harvesting. The Trailed Harvesters models are produced in order of size and working capacity, depending on the personal necessity of work.
The trailed harvester works thanks to the principle of suction of fruits from the ground, it is powered by the tractor with an universal joint, it is endowed with 1 or 2 light – weight flexible pipes held by walking operators who guide them over mounds or rows of produce on the ground. The sucked-up produce is propelled into a depression chamber where it is separated from the heavier waste material. Subsequently the produce is poured through a valve into a conveyor with a ventilator where, thanks to an air flow, leaves and light impurities are eliminated. Then a double rotary sieve makes a further selection from impurities with different sizes from the fruits ones. In the end the collected produce is downloaded into sacks or into pulled trailers. The double rotary sieve is made on the basis of the caliber of the fruits to gather. Just replacing this component it is possible to use the machine for the harvest of different fruits. For maximum harvesting performance, it is suggested to prepare the ground, working it different times by mulcher during the previous year and before the produce falls to the ground. It is possible to install a lateral harvester on hydraulic arm (on request for C 200 T, C 300 T e C 380 T models), which is a head with 2 contra-rotating brushes formed of rubber scraper elements. This accessory works by the tractor’s double acting hydraulic outlets, sucking the raked produce directly from the ground.