Eggplant Harvester

A crew from Sunnyside Packing Co. Inc., Selma., Calif., works on an eggplant harvester-packer on a company field Aug 17 near Sanger, CA. Company President Stu Hirasuna says this type of harvester-packer was developed for lettuce. The self-propelled rig permits harvesting 14 rows simultaneously. Conveyor belts take the eggplant to the upper deck where they are washed and packed, Hirasuna says. Packing volume is up to 200 cartons per hour.









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