What happens when farmers use a shaking machine to “pick” cherries from a cherry tree? This! Watch as these machines—a hydraulic tree shaker calibrated to just the right amount of cherry tree-specific vibrations with a catchall tarp and conveyor belts—collect thousands of ripe cherries while keeping trees healthy and undamaged for future growing seasons.
The July 2013 cherry harvester video was filmed in a young cherry orchard in Hart, Michigan.
The video above is updated. Check out this gif from the originally shared video:
In the archives: more harvesting and more conveyor belts, which includes these jiggling lemons and mushrooms.
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