Superior work safety and increased picking rates
The trusted way to tackle tricky terrain
Reliable on every surface and proven for safety, all Hydralada models are designed to drive at full elevation on unprepared terrain and slopes of up to 20 degrees. Each machine is stability tested and has a safe working angle specified.
Jump in feet first with hands-free operation
The ability to drive the machine at full height, hands-free is just one of the features that make a Hydralada machine so efficient. The operator can easily work on the move, significantly increasing productivity.
Our unique picking bag design optimises fruit handling
Divided into three compartments, the Hydralada picking bag is cleverly designed to optimise fruit handling. The fruit passes gently through each compartment without bruising before being loaded into a field bin.
Hands-free picking and pruning
With Hydralada lifting platforms it’s all about the fancy footwork. Housed within the floor of the platform, a centre pedal operates the lift. The two outside pedals operate the respective drive wheels. It’s a quick and easy drive system that leaves the operators hands free to work the tree.
Designed to thrive in the horticultural environment
With more than 45 years of manufacturing experience, you could say we know the land like the back of our hand. Proven for safety and renowned for reliability, our heavy-duty construction and rigid chassis design mean Hydralada machines will operate in harsh orchard environments all year round.
High performance from a twin-cylinder petrol engine
Let’s hear it for a smooth operator. The Hydralada’s high torque 19hp Twin Cylinder Kohler Engine is driven at relatively low RPM, ensuring a quiet, fume-free working environment in the avocado orchard.
Popular lifting platform options
Four high torque drive motors power four wheels mounted on an oscillating beam. This increases traction and acts like suspension, making for a smoother ride on mud, sand or grass.
Hydrafork Bin Shifter
Shifting avocado bins just got easier
The Hydralada operator can shift a full bin of fruit along the row without having to rely on a tractor mounted forklift. This means they can keep a bin nearby, saving valuable time and trouble.
Handle mud and slopes
The rubber tracks provide the machine with a lighter footprint while still maintaining optimum stability and traction on sloping ground.
Traction and stability when its needed
Steel tracks fit over the Tandem Four Wheel Drive and increase the machines traction. The additional weight also adds to the stability of the machine, ideal for working on steep orchards, and in rough ground conditions.
More wheels on the ground
More stability than the standard single castor rear wheel, the Twin Castor option is often included with Tandem Four Wheel drive making for a truly versatile machine for working sloping property.
Shift sideways within the tree
The operator can slew the platform 45 degrees left or right of the centre without moving the chassis of the machine on the ground. A lever located in the front of the platform activates a hydraulic ram that significantly increases the working envelope.
Hydralada Customers Worldwide
“As a grower at the end of the day, I get more from my fruit.”
“Not only picking but pruning too!”
A1 Avocados – Bay of Plenty, NZ
“Essential piece of equipment we need to have”
“We run our Hydralada machines all year for harvesting and pruning avocados. They’re built to a very high standard and comply with all safety requirements.”
Aongatete Avocados Limited AAL, Bay Of Plenty
Additional equipment for avocado orchards
We offer more equipment for avocado orchards
Get the most out of your Hydralada lifting platforms and choose from our wide selection of compatible tools and equipment.