At EIMA International, New Holland introduced the Braud 11.90 X Multi harvester, designed for operating in high-density orchards. It is an entirely new machine that can work in a variety of fruits planted in rows. It comprises a wider tunnel, the proven SDC shaking system, an oversized Noria basket system and a reportedly unprecedented tank capacity.
The maximised cleaning surface is said to ensure the highest harvest quality in every crop and the new machine can harvest olive orchards at speed, with a max speed of 4kph in almond crops. It features an air-conditioned cabin, with the operation of the machine via the Intelliview IV monitor. It’s possible to equip a GPS row tracing system and telematics, making it possible to share the tracks when using multiple machines in the field.
Philippe Boisseau, global olive harvester product specialist for New Holland stated: “New Holland Braud’s excellence in vineyards is well known, but we also provide efficient solutions to harvest other fruits, such as olives, with a range of dedicated machines that are continuously improved and extended. This new model in the range is the ultimate New Holland solution to help our customers create more sustainable agriculture. It also offers an opportunity for renewing olive growing for farmers affected by the Xylella disaster.”