SFM Sprite – an all-in-one, compact apple harvester built around a small tractor making it an ideal one person operated machine.
In the Sprite, SFM Technology has combined its unique pickup head with the versatility of a standard compact tractor to provide a number of features attractive to the smaller grower.
A 4-wheel drive power unit provides traction through wide tyres thus lowering the ground pressure. The apples are elevated from the pickup head into a bin at the rear of the tractor that can be lifted and emptied into a waiting trailer when full.
The tractor’s hydrostatic transmission provides an economical and versatile power unit making it particularly suitable for other jobs around the orchards when not in use for harvesting.
The practical configuration of the Sprite provides a number of benefits including:
• SFM’s unique pick-up head minimises fruit damage
• 4 wide tyres help reduce ground pressure making this an all-weather harvester capable of working in difficult conditions without damaging the ground
• Versatile and economical
• Versatile tractor unit can be used for other jobs around the orchard outside the harvesting season
• Any future upgrade to a larger harvester will benefit from the trade-in residual value in the tractor unit