In August 2015. BSK Ltd. made a presentation of Air Jet Berry Harvester KOKAN 500S at a raspberry plantation in the Polish place of Karczmiska (Lublin province), which gathered a large number of berries growers. Attendees had the opportunity to familiarize with the new principle of fruit harvesting by air pulsations. Presentation has enabled us to open one of the largest markets of berries in Europe, the market of Poland. The large response and interest of customers and subcontractors gives us the impulse to continue with our successful development of innovative technologies of fruit harvesting.
HARVESTING ALL BERRIES EASILY WITHOUT PHYSICAL CONTACT AND DAMAGES
Kokan 500S is towed behind harvester that efficiently harvests raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, black currents and other berries.
It uses a pulsalting air jets of controled velocity and frequency to shake plant bush and deteched the fruits, receive fruits with delayed free fall on catching system and remov dry leaves/twigs by intensive air stream.
The KOKAN 500s provides an innovative, unique and proven Solution for Effective Harvesting of wide range of fruits including Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and Black Currants.
Unlike other industry available harvesters, the mechanism of agitating fruit plants is essentially touchless, resulting in minimum fruit bruise and bush damage rate.
Employs industry proven and improved methods of detached fruit collection, transport and purification. Delayed free fall of detached and collected fruits is another inherent and distinctive design feature of KOKAN 500S, which provides further reduction in bruise rate.
Inherent application versatility is accomplished via simple and user friendly adjustment of machine operating parameters, such as independent adjustment of pulsating air jets velocity and frequency.
Harvesting for fresh market
Unique harvesting solution with significant advantages
- Multifunctional harvester with friendly adjustment operating parameters for harvesting wide range of berry fruits including Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and Black Currants.
- Selective harvesting – harvesting mature fruits only.
- Do not come to birth defects and the plant itself.
- Do not come to break gender branches and reduce the yield – with pneumatic pillows tecnology for soft berry drops.
- Capability of harvesting from the beginning of harvest season.
- The lower selling price than the existing competition.
- The harvested fruit from the fields can directly go to the consumer.
|Length (with tow bar)||mm||5.100|
|Length (with retracted tow bar)||mm||4.400|
|Width (with lowered platform)||mm||3.700|
|Width (during road transport)||mm||2.500|
|Height (lowest position)||mm||3.000|
|Speed of harvesting||km / h||0,3-1,5|
|Harvesting capacity *||ha / Day (12h)||2-4|
|Lifting height of the structure (max.)||mm||500|
|Number of crates||pieces||50|
|Number of persons served by the picker (min.)||person||2|
|Air tunnel height (min.)||mm||2.400|
|Air tunnel height (max.)||mm||2.900|
|Inlet air tunnel width||mm||1.400|
|Outlet air tunnel width||mm||850|
BSK development and manufacturing center won the Great Gold Medal for “Air Berry Harsveter KOKAN 500S” at the 82nd International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad in 2015. A large number of visitors and guests of the most prestigious fair in the region in the field of agricultural mechanization and agribusiness had a chance to familiarize with Innovative Contactless Technology of berry fruits harvesting.