Cherries are transported from the receival tank by the variable speed elevator. The elevator runs along the floor of the tank and inclines at a 45° angle. The plastic conveyor belt has flights to maintain an even distribution of cherries up the elevator and maximise its load capacity.
Water sprays fitted over the water receival tank create a current which forces any floating leaves and debris over a weir at the delivery end of the tank. An extraction belt conveyor removes orchard waste to rubbish.
Carefully considered elevation angles, complimented with a soft brush as cherries breach the water level, means no “roll-backs” of fruit through its elevation. The elevator maintains a full and evenly distributed load.