Patent Number 3896612
A fruit tree harvester having a fruit catching and collecting bed that is composed of a half frame and a pair of quarter frames. The quarter frames overlie the half frame in a transport position of the harvester and extend outwardly on either side of a fruit tree trunk, close about the tree trunk and then pitch upwardly in an operative position of the harvester. The harvester may support a shaker mechanism and a box or bin with novel filling means. The harvester is designed for operation by a single operator and the motive power for the harvester is preferably provided by a farm tractor.
Research Corporation (New York, NY)