BayWa presented a new development in the field of hail protection for fruit at the Bodensee-Obstbautag (BOTT) in Langenargen-Oberdorf near Tettnang. The "Fruit Traverse System" acts as a substructure for hail protection systems. Thanks to its wire structure, it can be flexibly adapted to a wide range of structural requirements, offers a wealth of attachment options and is made of recyclable steel.
The hail protection substructure is based on trapezoidal lattice girders as used in industrial building construction. Copyright: BayWa AG
Up to now, the market has been dominated not only by wooden but also by concrete scaffolding, which often has to be erected using costly excavator technology. "The idea of offering a more sustainable and flexible alternative had been around for some time," says Rudolf Holzwarth, target group manager for fruit growing. "Together with our regional innovation partners, we have now been able to bring a convincing new development to the field in initial projects." The "Fruit Traverse System" made of steel can be installed with little logistical effort and can be returned to the material cycle as a recyclable material at the end of its useful life. BayWa, which holds the patent on the system, is initially using BayWa Fruit Traverse in the pome fruit sector. In a further step, the use for stone fruit and berries is also planned.
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