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- Aiello, Giuseppe; Vallone, Mariangela; Catania, Pietro
- Biosystems engineering 2019
- stone fruits, etc ; combustion; electric motors; equipment; harvest date; mechanical properties; olives; risk; trees; vibration; Italy; Show all 11 Subjects
- ... Mechanical-assisted harvesting of olives, which is carried out using hand-held harvesting units that detach the drupes through vibration supplied by electric motor or combustion engines, is a widespread method used in southern Italy. Such machines are able to harvest more than 80% of the overall quantity of olives available per tree in 5–10 min, but their performance is influenced by several facto ...