The largest - and what some say, the smartest - three-row tomato harvester has made its debut on the agricultural scene. Joe Spencer describes this impressive implement with its nine pumps that run 38 hydraulic motors to operate various functions. Issue date: 23 February 2007
Cyrus McCormick's invention of the first successful mechanical reaper in 1831 revolutionised harvesting productivity. Issue Date:16 February 2007
It is said that you cannot make a silk purse from a sow's ear, but good presentation will take you halfway there! Customers don't taste the carrots before buying them and rely on what they see to make the decision. Producers recognise their products' good quality and think this is enough. Not so! It has to be seen to be good quality and this is done through careful packing and packaging.
PML Coetzee, who designed and manufactured the first mobile harvester and ground nut sheller in South Africa, founded the South African company Staalmeester in 1951. The firm went on to make a number of machines especially suited to local conditions; some of these were exported and found to be equally suitable for operation in many parts of the world.
Vitamech, based at Bellville in the Western Cape, is a regular Nampo exhibitor.