Custom Tree Grading Solutions
Automatically grade, count, and sort bare-root trees and other
Production Rates - Process
20,000-40,000 trees per day, depending on product and features
Labor Costs - Grading,
counting, and sorting are performed with fewer workers and
completed in less time
Valuable Data - Tree
descriptions, sizes, and counts are automatically recorded
for inventory use
Customizable - Machine design and features are crafted
to fit your products and your needs
grading can be very labor intensive, requiring many workers
and a great deal of time. In order to increase the speed and
accuracy of this important task we have developed our automated
CTGS Tree Graders.
CTGS Custom Tree Grading Solutions use state of the art technology
to quickly and accurately sort tree grades. Workers simply
load the trees on the line and unload the sorted trees at
the other end. In between, conveyors carry the trees through
lasers and video cameras to accurately measure and record
grade and count information. Caliper, length, root mass, branch
mass, and other measurements are all possible. The trees are
then conveyed to an unloading area, where they are sorted
into different hoppers based on grade.
don't offer a one-size-fits-all solution for tree grading
and counting. Instead we work with individual nurseries to
develop an ideal approach to each customer's unique needs.
Operating within the general framework above, we can modify
any aspect of the equipment to suit specific requirements.
Machine size, number of grade hoppers, and number and type
of cameras and lasers are just a few of the potential modifications.
design below is an example of a "large" machine
suitable for tall fruit and nut trees with bushy roots and
branches. This design features exit conveyors. Typical
Large Machine Dimensions PDF
design below is an example of a "large, extra long"
machine suitable for tall fruit and nut trees with bushy roots
and branches. This design features longer loading and unloading
sections, and no exit conveyors.
design below is an example of a "compact" machine
suitable for short, straight rootstock and cut flowers.
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