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In British Columbia, as in many other parts of the world, there is a great deal of interest in mechanizing the harvesting of tree fruits. It would certainly be advantageous if a grower could harvest the fruit with the same crew that is used for other orchard operations during the year. Some fruits, such as sour cherries, can now be harvested mechanically with
the summerland orchard work platform
McMechan, A. D. 1968. THE SUMMERLAND ORCHARD WORK PLATFORM. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 10(2):57-59.
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