Solar (melon) harvester
- •Fully solar electric with 0.7 KW petrol back-up generator
- 8x 500W solar panels to provide ample power for daylight operation (expandable to maximum 24 for northern regions)
- All functions and system monitoring on 6.9” touch screen.
- Complete “fly-by-wire” design
- Travel speed in work 0 to 4 Km/h or 2,5 Mph
- ‘Road’ travel speed up-to 10Km/h or 6,2Mph
- Conveyor belt speed variable 0 to 1m/s or 3,2 fps
- Total weight 1,400Kg or 3086 Pounds
- Conveyor belt, slightly V-shaped with soft separator ridges
- Lifting belt with sturdy rubber fingers
- Depending on your specific field layout Section A will be customised to fit your needs.
- A reverse belt (fig.B), which increases to workable area is included in the configuration
Berstron Advanced Solar Harvester
Harnessing the Sun:
Starting 30 years ago we’ve been developing and building harvesting machines for melon farmers around the world.
From fully diesel operated machines we went to diesel-electric and for a few years now we supply fully electric, solar powered harvesting solutions.
Sustainability & Reliability
As we all know up-time and continuous reliable operation is crucial during the harvesting season. Now we combine these aspects with sustainability, something that has become ever more important over the last decade and is increasingly required by the (retail) market. We keep up by offering you the tools you need to adhere to this growing demand.
- Power Source: Solar panels, even functional in cloudy conditions.
- Energy Output: 24 panels at 450W each, totalling up to 10.8 kW in optimal sunlight.
- Backup Systems: 2-hour battery reserve and a 6KW petrol generator for continuous operation.
- Size: 18 meters in length, 3 meters in width.
- Speed: Up to 10 km/h.
- Controls: 7-inch touchscreen at the driver’s position.
- Wheel Positions: Can be adjusted based on specific requirements.
- Environmentally Friendly: Uses solar energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Cost-Efficient: Lowers fuel and potential maintenance costs.
- Effective Harvesting: Designed for optimal yield.
- User Interface: Simple touchscreen controls.
- Adaptable Design: Wheel positions can be tailored to different terrains.
How Berstron's Harvester is Revolutionizing Melon Farms
Harnessing the Sun:
The sun has been a constant companion to farmers since the dawn of agriculture. Its rays have nurtured crops, dictated seasons, and influenced farming decisions. Today, Berstron takes this age-old relationship a step further, transforming sunlight into a powerful tool for modern-day melon farming.
Berstron’s solar-powered harvester is not just a machine; it’s a symbol of evolution in agricultural practices. By capturing the sun’s energy through its advanced solar panels, this harvester operates with unparalleled efficiency, reducing the reliance on traditional fuel sources and slashing operational costs.
But the benefits don’t stop at savings. By transitioning to solar energy, melon farms can significantly reduce their carbon footprint. In a world grappling with climate change, this shift towards sustainable farming is not just commendable; it’s essential.
Moreover, the harvester’s design ensures optimal energy capture. With 24 panels, each boasting a capacity of 450W, the machine can generate up to 10.8 kW in ideal sunlight conditions. This robust energy generation ensures that the harvester can function seamlessly, even when the skies are overcast.
As melon farms across the globe seek innovative solutions to enhance productivity and sustainability, Berstron’s solar-powered harvester emerges as a frontrunner. It’s not just about embracing technology; it’s about harnessing nature’s most abundant resource to fuel our future.
Folding melon harvester
Our engineers and seasanond constructors build this patented off-road foldable conveyor to assist during the harvesting of for instance melons. The machine is diesel electric powered. The folding mechanism allows for convenient and safe travel from field to field at 30 Km/h (18,6 mph). All wheels are powered and are steering and the wheelbase is adjustable to adapt to your needs.
We build these machines on request and tune it to your specific needs. If you are interested please contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you might have!
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Melon Grading & Sorting
Berstron´s melon Grading & Sorting solutions
- Optical and/or weight grading
- Highly adaptable
- Cost efficient
Berstron is a company dedicated to the manufacture, development, sale and maintenance of fruit and vegetable machinery (especially in the citrus sector).
JET BOX S.L.
C/ Dos de Mayo, 71 Entlo
Castellón – España