Apple & Stone Fruit Orchards
Maximise your picking rate and work safety
Safe and stable operation on all terrain
All Hydralada models are designed to drive on unprepared terrain and slopes of up to 20 degrees at full elevation. Each machine is stability tested and given a specific safe working angle.
Foot control for hands free operation
Efficiency is maximised with the ability to drive the machine hands free at full height. The operator can pick fruit, prune and tree train on the move, significantly increasing productivity.
Unique picking bag design
The Hydralada picking bag is divided into three compartments to optimize fruit handling. The apples pass gently through each compartment without bruising and are unloaded into a field bin.
Hands free operation for productivity in the orchard
Includes three pedals in the floor with centre pedal operating lift/lower of the platform and the two pedals either side operate the respective drive wheels.
Independent Wheel Drive
Manoeuvrable with very tight turning circle
Drive one wheel forward and the opposite wheel reverse and it will turn on a dime. This makes it extremely nimble and sets Hydralada apart from other types of elevating work platforms.
Low Tail Profile
The low tail swings underneath the branches
Sleek round bonnets and low chassis design makes the Hydralada machine very nimble. It easily manoeuvres in and among apple trees without damaging branches or fruit.
Popular lifting platform options
Hydrafork Bin Shifter
Manoeuvre fruit bins with ease
A popular option on an apple orchard for shifting a full bin of fruit independent to a tractor forklift. The operator can keep the bin in close vicinity to the picking and once the bin is full it can be turned in the row of trees for the tractor forklift to collect.
Free Wheeling Hubs
Tow behind your vehicle
Quick-release wheel hubs fitted to the drive wheels are disengaged to allow the Hydralada machine to be towed behind your utility from one orchard to another.
Auxiliary Oil Outlets
Add power to your pruning
The platform includes Hydraulic outlets to connect pruning tools, Hydraloppa Pruners and Hydraulic Chainsaws. Taking the hard work out of pruning during the winter months and dramatically speeding up the job.
Mounted fruit picking bag
The apple picking bag mounts to the front of the Hydralada platform with a 54 kg capacity. The steel case is lined with foam and includes a PVC liner which is divided into three compartments. Field trials have proved this system to be the most effective form of apple picking without bruising.
Picking Crate Magazine
Picking crate handling made easy
Handles up to four plastic picking crates (depending on size), saving time and increasing picking output. Fully adjustable to fit a range of crate sizes.
Failsafe braking on hills
The Hydrabrake System eliminates the machine creeping while parked. An economical system which uses a replaceable brake wearing ring to provide a fail-safe locking brake.
Hydralada Customers Worldwide
“We produce around 150,000 cartons of apples every year. We run a fleet of Hydralada platforms all year-round and seriously couldn't manage without them.”
Wakes Fruit Company, Hawke's Bay
“We want everything to be safer. These new machines are safe.”
“Simple, reliable, efficient and safe!”
Hoddy's Fruit Company
Additional equipment for apple and stone fruit orchards
We offer more equipment for apple and stone fruit orchards
Get the most out of your Hydralada lifting platforms and choose from our wide selection of compatible tools and equipment.