Written on 28/03/2020 by Erika C.
Harvester: the turning point in agriculture
Shaking is a method of agricultural harvesting olives, which consists of shaking the branches with long sticks so that the olives are harvested. However, this practice is far from delicate and causes several injuries to the trees, which may later become problems. Today, thanks to research and progress, we have access to cutting-edge tools capable of respecting nature, such as the harvester, also known as the olive shaker. The latter makes the olives fall through a constant vibration of more than 1000 strokes per minute, which does not damage the branches, but on the contrary, shakes them carefully, thus avoiding sudden and unusual movements that could damage their productivity.
Battery-operated electric harvester... Let's shake a myth
The term electric beater or harvester, although now widely used in everyday use to refer to the battery pack, is not correct, because the equipment does NOT run on standard household current. The battery-powered harvester is the most widespread today, and its popularity is increasing thanks to new technological discoveries that help improve and enrich it according to the users' requests. This harvester allows to obtain a very high impact speed, and its lightness and convenient price make it even more attractive: think how convenient it would be to do your job with only small batteries that only need to be recharged from time to time. This will be your only limit... Moreover, thanks to this type of state-of-the-art technology, you can choose to fix it with a fixed rod or with a telescopic extension rod for even more comfortable work!
The blasting olive shaker is a type that is gradually fading, in the sense that fewer and fewer sellers and retailers have it available; this is because the blasting olive shaker can be heavy in terms of manual skills and needs constant maintenance. Another disadvantage also lies in the critical noise during use. However, despite this, those who need a potent engine, the combustion engine variant is still unrivalled from this point of view.
The pneumatic harvester has been used a lot in the past: it is indeed lighter and easier to handle than the variant with the internal-combustion engine, but it requires a compression connection. It is therefore limited by an energy source to start it. Also, the first models have caused mechanical problems to some users, so even the pneumatic harvesters, for a matter of inconvenience, are now quite out of use.
Olive harvester (shakers) prices
The olive harvesting is a practice both fascinating in terms of tradition and customs, and fruitful because it allows you to produce oil 100% local and natural. The prices of the shaker are very competitive. In addition to the convenience of prices, in general, the use of the shaker is an investment because it has been estimated that manual harvesting allows you to harvest between 10-12 kg of olives per hour and the cost of labour per quintal is around 60 euros! The battery-powered variants, on the other hand, can be used for an extended period and allow a 27% reduction in costs, removing up to 98% of the olives. Considering that the durable professional models of the best brands, start value of 300 €, the game is worth the play, especially if the olive harvest is a frequent and essential activity for you.
How to harvest olives with a harvester
This question is prevalent, and we are here to answer it; harvesting the olives with the shaker is a straightforward practice where no special precautions are necessary. The machine is delicate in itself in shaking the branches, and you don't have to worry about being careful in the movements so as not to damage the tree. Lay a wide net on the ground around the trees so that you can pick as many olives as possible in a single work session and once you have the amount you want or need, you can pick them with confidence and decide what you want to do with them!
The Lisam harvesters have always been designed to guarantee the best technology and comfort during olive harvesting; all the pneumatic models have been modified to obtain better performances, reducing at the same time the consumption. Their tapered shape is designed to pick even small and intricate olives between the branches, and for this reason, they are equipped with fan rakes to simulate the movement of the hand. The materials with which Lisam harvester are made are innovative and resistant for a productive and above all safe harvest.
Campagnola olive harvester
The Campagnola brand has well over 60 years of experience behind it and thanks to its constant study of garden products it has managed to create high-quality harvesters with infinite variations and models, including those for extremely professional use. Known for being a brand that makes products mainly Made in Italy, Campagnola will give you access to shakers with the latest generation materials including carbon and will not stop increasing the performance and characteristics of its products.