Wafler Farms Harvesting Platform Demonstration

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Paul Wafler discusses the new apple harvesting platform system he’s developed.

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  1. I am an apple grower in New Zealand, and have recently been in North Carolina and have been advising a local grower on the new methods of growing dwarf rootstock trees as we now grow them in New Zealand.
    They have sent me a video of your demonstration of your new Apple Harvester. I am suitably impressed.
    I have several questions, as follows :-
    1. Is this machine finding favour among USA growers ?
    2. Would you be interested in promoting this machine in New Zealand ?
    3. As we have both flat and sloping ground in our orchards, what level of slope both forward and sideways will this machine work on ?
    4. How wide is the machine ? And what row width is necessary to operate and what headland is necessary at the end of the row to allow turning?
    5. If this concept finds favour here , would you be prepared to licence a manufacture here to the machine here ?
    6. It may be necessary to import one machine here to evaluate it’s suitability, What terms of purchase and delivery can you offer ?
    7. At this time we have no harvesting machines in operation here of this type.
    8 I have seen machines in Switzerland, but they do not work as travel as well as yours appears to do.

    Kevin Palmer
    Director
    Palmer Orchards
    63 Hursthouse St.,
    R D 2 Upper Moutere, 7175
    Nelson
    New Zealand

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