The new orchard platform by Sorter

During the last international fair, Fruit Attraction 2014 in Madrid, one of the exhibitors was Polish company Sorter, the only company in Poland and Middle-East Europe producing complete technological lines for sorting, packing and palletizing fruits and vegetables. Sorter’s policy is to provide complete customer service and technological solutions dedicated to orchards and farms. During the fair, Sorter presented their newest product – self-propelled orchard platform PS-5 and the interest in it has been enormous.

Self-propelled orchard platform PS-5 is dedicated to orchardists in order to increase comfort, as well as productivity of their work. It is designed to perform any works that requires height, in an orchard, such as fruit collection, branch cutting, thinning fruit buds, working with netting against hail, etc. The machine is adjusted to work in difficult conditions requiring movement on rough terrains: deep wheel trucks, muddy, wet soil.

PS-5 platform is a low – speed vehicle driven by a diesel engine. It can be powered by four directional lateral wheels (four – wheel drive) providing three different steering modes. The platform is equipped with two gears for on-road and operating use. PS-5 has two adjustable platforms that enable work on different levels simultaneously and the panel located on the platform allows the operator to observe all the parameters of its work.
The PS-5 platform is equipped with loading and unloading lifts for bins, which are transported by chain and roller conveyors. Liftable platforms, which are equipped with balconies that move aside, additionally increase the machine’s functionality, allowing for adjustment of the platform’s width to the width between the trees. The installed arm which can be pulled aside forces the machines to drive parallel to the row of trees. If the arm meets a tree-trunk, it automatically forces the turn of wheels, which come back to the initial position of the parallel drive.

Sorter also designed the trailer for the orchard platform PS-5. The upper level of the trailer is used for the storage of empty bins. On the lower level full bins are received from the back hydraulical elevator and then they are transported out of the trailer. The control system of the trailer is located on the orchard platform.

Sorter enables to relieve customers of the most difficult and repetitive activities by offering modern machines and devices. Thanks to its solutions the work in orchards and farms is becoming more efficient and pleasant.


Edgar Klusa
Gdynska Str 32, Poland
tel. +48 48 377 99 99 ext. 235

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