The SL81e is a highly
developed versatile tree shaker that is tractor
mounted and can work in both bush or standard
orchards. It mounts directly onto the tractor’s
three point linkage. It is fast and powerful yet
gentle on the trees. It swings sideways from the
tractor to grip trees in rows up to 7.3 metres
(24 feet) wide. The shaker head can be lifted
or lowered to that the tree can be gripped anywhere
on the trunk.
The shaker has two eccentric weights that combine
to create a multidirectional shake that gives
excellent fruit removal, without damaging the
tree trunk of the centre leader of the tree. The
power of the shake can be adjusted by changing
the weight set.
Large jaw rubbers provide a well-cushioned grip
of the tree’s trunk. There are lubricated
flaps over the jaw rubbers to eliminate tree bark
The machine has a low profile and a shaped cover
which enables it to slide under laden low-hanging
branches on bush trees without damaging them.
The side swing action enables the machine to work
in any row width and the tractor to be driven
in a straight line beside the row to be shaken
without any need to change gear or reverse. The
shaking head is supported on a self-centring mechanism.
This makes the machine easier and faster to drive.
Experienced operators can shake over 360 trees
per hour with the SL81e.
Power system and
The SL81e shaker is hydraulically powered from
the tractor PTO. It has its own integral hydraulic
tank, and hydraulic control valve. The controls
are all electric and twin joysticks in the cab
control all the functions of the shaker.