Contacts for sourcing equipment are listed below. The New Zealand Walnut Industry Group’s role is to support the industry and we don’t sell equipment ourselves. (But those listed here do)
Rolling Basket Nut Harvesters
These are the hand held devices that we started with and most of us in the industry have used them at some time.
They can be purchased in New Zealand from this Lourdan-Grove web site
Rolling Basket Nut Harvesters and Hand Crackers
Basil and Trudi Meyer import the German basket roller harvesters and cone type hand crackers listed here.
Please use this secure anti-spam form if you would like to contact Basil or Trudi for info about sourcing these.
AMB Rousset walnut harvesters.
These machines are made in France and are probably the most capable for the larger commercial orchards in New Zealand. They make smaller harvesters and lots of other walnut handling equipment as well. See the AMB Rousset company web site
The NZ contact person for these harvesters is Andrew Horsbrugh. Please use this secure anti-spam form if you would like to contact Andrew
Feucht Obsttechnik German walnut harvesters and smaller sized drying towers
These machines come in various sizes and are suitable for the smaller to medium size commercial situation.
The NZ contact for this equipment is Basil and Trudi Meyer. Please use this secure anti-spam form if you would like to contact Basil and Trudi