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Trunk-shaking olive harvesting machines

Hydraulic trunk shakers like the one in this promo video are attached to tractors during harvests in order to mechanically dislodge foods like cherries, almonds, oranges, and these olives from their trees in seconds.

Shake-and-catch can be a quick and potentially efficient way to harvest, but how does it affect the trees and their yield over the tree lifespans? Trees and foods can continue to flourish dependent on the complex combinations of shaking positions, directions, frequencies, duration, and other considerations like harvest dates, tree ages, branch locations, and the species harvested.

Watch these next: Cherry harvesting with a hydraulic tree shaker and California Ripe Olives: From Orchard to Store Shelf.

Plus: Jiggling mushrooms travel on machines at the processing factory and harvesting cork in rural Spain.

via The Awesomer.

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