Cart for transporting conduit through narrow aisles with 5,000 lb (2268 kg) capacity.$1,150.00
Case of eight 12" square AcidSorb Pillows for placement in drip pans to neutralize and absorb acid drips and boil-over from lead acid batteries.$260.00
The Dockmaster™ two-wheeled bin tipper (DM0700-B) tips and empties bins and drums weighing up to 550 lb (250 kg) at 27.5" (700 mm) tipping height.
Mechanical apple harvesting could be the key to improving yields — or even, in an era of labor shortages, the orchard's very solvency — but more efficient picking won't do any good if the rest of the operation can't keep up. To take full advantage of mechanized harvests, farmers must be able to quickly move apples to packing houses without bruising or otherwise damaging the fruit.
Organic produce requires very careful postharvest-handling strategies. For good or for ill, this is a premium product, and even aesthetic compromises on quality affects its salability. More importantly, there's the food-safety issue, as improper handling at harvest can spread pathogens and other contaminants, which is clearly unacceptable for organic farmers and their customers.
A food system at any scale contains all the processes, infrastructure, labor, equipment, and institutions that bring food from farm to fork. No matter how complex the supply system may be, each step along the way affects every other step. Therefore, improving efficiency on a local level can have an outsized effect on the entire food system.