3 years ago we started developing a plan to develop a new picking machine.
The starting point was to reduce picking costs.
The conviction has been there for a long time that you can achieve a much higher picking performance with a “moving picking belt”.
This will only become more important in view of the ever-increasing wage costs and the availability of good pickers.
2 years ago the first 3 PLUTO'S were used in the picking
and last year 10 PLUTO'S
After these 2 picking seasons in which we have gained a lot of experience, we are convinced that picking with the PLUTO can be a fantastic working method.
For an average Fruit company, picking with the PLUTO can have the following advantages:
-50% higher picking performance when picking through
- 40% higher picking performance at full picking
- easy to organize
- less damage to the fruit
- reduction of picking costs per kg of fruit