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Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare

UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Firenze

Italian machinery and equipment for date palm field operations

Edited by Francesco Garbati Pegna, Massimo Battaglia, Carlo Bergesio


Introduction The date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) can be considered the linchpin plant in desert and pre-desert agricultural systems. Its cultivation is most effective in protecting areas that are environmentally at risk. The species is highly adaptable to difficult soil and climate conditions, thanks to its evolution which has produced marked differentiation into numerous local cultivars and ecotypes. Each of these has been subjected to natural and anthropic selective pressure through the age-old history of cultivation in circumscribed distribution areas under extreme conditions. The Project “Improvement and valorization of date palms” in the Al Jufrah Oases, in Libya, funded by the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Italian Foreign Ministry and coordinated by the Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare in Florence, in collaboration with the Libyan Ministry of Agriculture, was launched within the framework of the agreement between Italy and Libya aimed at strengthening and further developing relations between the two countries. The overall objective of the project is to identify technical and economic measures intended to supporting and enhancing economically the date-production chain, promoting the social and economic development of the area. Within this Project special attention has been given to the possibility of improving productivity, safety and product quality in date palm cultivation through the use of modern tools and equipment: this pamphlet, which has been produced in cooperation with the Department of Agricultural and Forest Economics, Engineering, Sciences and Technology of the University of Florence, describes the main field operations that are carried out in date palm cultivation and the relevant agricultural equipment that can be used for best results, together with a list of highly experienced Italian manufacturers that produce and sell the referred machines or tools. The Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare (IAO) is an Italian Foreign Ministry institution with a vast experience in international development cooperation in the rural sector, which is already implementing several other bilateral agricultural and livestock programs in Libya. The Department of Agricultural and Forest Economics, Engineering, Sciences and Technology (DEISTAF) is a Department of the University of Florence, with robust competencies in tropical environment and rural development and longtime experience in date palm mechanization and post-harvest operations.

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Index of field operations and relevant equipment 1. Sucker removal ………………………………………………………………………… pag. 6 Clearing

Hoes, pickaxes and shovels

Cutting

Cleavers, double blade billhooks, billhooks, chiesels, cutters

Cleaning

Shears (manual/pneumatic/electric)

Uprooting

Treediggers

Transport

see ‘Transports’ table

2. Plantation ……………………………………………………………………………… pag. 10 Land clearing

Hoes, sickles and machetes Portable trimmers Shredders

Ripping

Rippers and subsoilers

Removal of stones

Skeleton buckets Stone picking graders or tractor mounted rakes Stone crushers Stone buriers

Harrowing

Disc harrows

Levelling

Rear scrapers Dozer blades

Digging of holes

Post hole diggers Backhoes

Planting of shoots

Shovels

3. Irrigation and drainage …………….………………………………………………... pag. 15 Excavation

Shovels, hoes, other manual tools Rotary ditchers Backhoes

Water lifting

Submergible pumps Centrifugal pumps

Production of electricity

Generators PV panels Wind turbines

Tanks

Prefabricated tanks Plastic tanks Metal tanks

Reservoir

Geomembranes

Pipes

PVC o PE materials Cast iron or galvanized

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4. Cropping operations ………………………………………………………………… pag. 17 Tillage

Disc ploughs Disc harrows Rotary tillers Cultivators

Fertilization

Fertilizer spreaders/burying Manure-spreaders

Mechanical weeding

Hoes, sickles and machetes Portable trimmers Shredders Rotary mowers

Chemical weeding

Sprayers High pressure guns

5. Phytosanitary Treatments …………………………………………………………… pag. 20 Chemical treatments

Wheelbarrow sprayers (motorized or manual) Sprayers and air blast sprayers Trailed /mounted sprayers and air blast sprayers with cannon High pressure guns

Physical treatments

Microwave

6. Pollination …………………………………………………………………………….. pag. 22 Pollen extraction

Pollen aspirators

Pollen distribution

Manual and motorized air sprayers/dusting mills Pneumatic gun sprayers

7. Fruits thinning ………………………………………………………………………... pag. 24 Peduncle cutting

Shears (electric/pneumatic) Branch cutters Hacksaw s Treetop shears Pruning chain saws (motor/electric/pneumatic)

8. Clusters arrangement and positioning of anti-breakage supports ………….... pag. 25 9. Clusters coverage …………………………………………………………………….. pag. 25 Coverage of clusters

Plastic bags Waxed/parchment paper bags Shading nets

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10. Harvest ………………………………………………………………………………… pag. 26 Direct harvesting

see ‘Lifting Operations” table

Ground harvesting

Shakers (electric and pneumatic) Harvesters Tarpaulins, cloths, nets

Transport

Boxes

11. Waste collection and shredding ……………………………………………………. pag. 28 Size reduction

Bioshredders /chippers

Windrowing

Twig windrowers

Shredding

Shredders

12. Transport ……………………………………………………………………………… pag. 30 Trailers/dumpers

Trailers Hook lift trailers Motortrailers Transporters Minitracked transporters Flat-deck trailers

13. Tractors ………………………………………………………………………………... pag. 32 Tractors

Motocultivators, motorhoes Light tractors Medium-large tractors

14. Lifting Operations …………………………………………………………………… pag. 34 Climbing aids

Palm bicycle

Ladders

Manually placed Self-moved (crawler)

Fruit Harvesters

Self-propelled Trailed

Aerial platforms

Self-propelled Self-propelled tracked Pantograph vertical Truck-based Trailed or mounted

Company Cards …………………………………………………………………………... pag. 38

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1.

Sucker removal

Date palm spreads through suckers that most plants produce mainly within the first 20 years of life. These suckers must be collected when 4-5 years old, as they reach a diameter of about 25 cm (figure 1), either if needed for propagation or to allow best development and production of the mother plant (since they would become competitors). The best time for detaching is late spring, and an adaptation period is often needed to allow them to develop their own root system; this is done in nurseries, under shading nets, where the suckers are earthed up and constantly watered (figure 2) for a period of 6 to 12 months. Cutting is made with large sharpened iron chisels beaten with sledgehammers (figures 3 and 4). Once the sucker has been detached the external leaves are removed while the more internal ones are cut into half to reduce evapotranspiration and then bound up for transport (figure 5). A sucker average weight is 15-20 kg.

Figure 1 - Suckers ready for collection

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Figure 2 - Suckers in nursery

Figure 3 - Detaching of a sucker from mother plant

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Figure 4 - Tools for cutting off suckers

Figure 5 - Suckers ready for transport to the nursery

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Operation Clearing

Cutting

Cleaning

Uprooting

Transport

Machinery/ equipment

Companies

Web

Cav. Mario Valsecchi & Figli Srl

www.angelo-b.com

Falci Srl

www.falcitools.com

Leonelli Cav. Lanfranco Snc

www.leonelliattrezzi.com

Cleavers, double blade billhooks, billhooks, chiesels, cutters

Cav. Mario Valsecchi & Figli Srl

www.angelo-b.com

Falci Srl

www.falcitools.com

Leonelli Cav. Lanfranco Snc

www.leonelliattrezzi.com

Shears (manual,

Agritec Srl

www.agritecsrl.com

pneumatic, electric)

Campagnola Srl

www.campagnola.it

Castellari Srl

www.li-castellari.com

Coima Italy Srl

www.coimaitaly.com

FIAC Air Compressors SpA

www.fiac.it

Fa.Ma. di Marigonda Gino

www.famapruning.com

Falci Srl

www.falcitools.com

Ferroni Srl

www.ferroni-srl.com

Ideal Srl

www.idealitalia.it

Imbriano Macchine Agricole Srl

www.imbriano.com

Kuker di F.lli Fazzini Snc

www.kuker.it

Lisam Srl

www.lisam.it

Sbaraglia Srl

www.sbaragliacompressori.it

Sicil Zappa Snc

www.sicilzappa.it

Speroni Spa

www.speroni.it

Stocker Srl

www.stockergarden.com

Zanon Srl

www.zanon.it

Holmac SAS

www.holmac.com

Mac-Bert SAS di Mantovani C. & C.

www.macbert.it

Pazzaglia SpA

www.pazzaglia.it

Hoes, pickaxes, shovels

Treediggers

see list in Transports table

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2.

Plantation

Preliminary land clearing is needed to eliminate natural vegetation that could be growing on the selected area: this is done manually, with sickles and hoes or motorized backpack trimmers, or mechanically, with the use of tractors driving equipment of different size, depending on the required working capacity. If soil has hardpan layers they should be disrupted with rippers or subsoilers, driven by wheel or track-laying tractors (figure 6). If there is a high content of stones and rocks these must be removed with the use of excavators equipped with special buckets or with crawler tractors or bulldozers equipped with rake blades. Alternatively stones and rocks can be crushed or buried with the use of specific machinery. Leveling is done by bulldozers or by self-propelled or towed graders. Holes are made with excavators (figure 7) or by motorized manual drills or post-hole diggers carried by a tractor and connected to the p.t.o. (figure 8). The size of the holes is around 1 m3 (1 m x 1 m x 1 m). Springtime is the planting period: once the plant is placed in the hole the roots are covered manually, with the use of shovels (figure 9).

Figure 6 - Land preparation by ripping

Figure 7 - Land preparation with excavators

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Figure 8 - Holes made with a post-hole digger

Figure 9 - New plantation of date palm

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Operation Land clearing

Ripping

Machinery/ equipment

Companies

Web

Cav. Mario Valsecchi & Figli Srl

www.angelo-b.com

Falci Srl

www.falcitools.com

Leonelli Cav. Lanfranco Snc

www.leonelliattrezzi.com

Sicil Zappa Snc

www.sicilzappa.it

Portable trimmers

Emak SpA

www.emak.it

Shredders

Alpego Srl

www.alpego.com

Berti Macchine Agricole SpA

www.bertima.it

Emy-Elenfer di Luciano Erbelli F.C.R. di Perin Lina

www.emyelenfer.com www.fcrfancelli.it

Facma Srl

www.facma.it

Falc Srl

www.falc.eu

Feraboli Ing. A. SpA

www.feraboli.com

Ferri Srl

www.ferrisrl.it

Forigo Roter Italia Srl

www.forigo.it

Maschio Gaspardo SpA

www.maschionet.com

Meritano SAS di Meritano Bruno & C.

www.meritano.it

Muratori SpA

www.muratoriequip.it

Nardi SpA

www.grupponardi.it

Nobili SpA

www.nobili.com

Ortolan Zappatrici snc

www.ortolan.net

Seppi M. SpA

www.seppi.com

Sovema Srl

www.sovema.com

Tecnoagri Srl di Malpassi Graziano

www.tecnoagri.it

Vigolo Srl

www.vigolo.com

Zanon Srl

www.zanon.it

Zilli snc di Zilli Guerrino & C.

www.zillisnc.it

Alpego Srl

www.alpego.com

Aldo Biagioli & Figli Srl

www.aldobiagioli.it

Collari Edore

www.collarimacchine.it

Conterno & Occelli Srl

www.aratri-trivelle.it

Cosmeco Srl

www.cosmeco.it

Dondi SpA

www.dondinet.it

Enoagricola Rossi Srl

www.enorossi.it

Er.Mo SpA

www.ermo.it

F.C.R. di Perin Lina

www.fcrfancelli.it

Faza Srl

www.fazasrl.com

Feraboli Ing. A. SpA

www.feraboli.com

G.F. Costruzione Macc. Agricole Srl

www.gf-srl.it

Gherardi Srl

www.gherardisrl.it

MA-AG Srl Macchine Agricole

www.ma-ag.com

Mipe Viviani Srl

www.mipeviviani.it

Hoes, sickles, machetes

Rippers and subsoilers

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Removal of stones

Skeleton buckets

Stone picking graders or tractor mounted rakes

Stone crushers

Stone buriers

Harrowing

Disc harrows

Morra Macchine Agricole snc

www.morraitaly.com

Nardi SpA

www.grupponardi.it

Siciltiller snc

www.siciltiller.it

Spedo A. & Figli Srl

www.spedo.eu

Ambrosi Benne Srl

www.ambrosibenne.it

Cangini Benne Srl

www.canginibenne.com

LTA Construction Equipment Group

www.ltabenne.com

Mantovanibenne Srl

www.mantovanibenne.com

Aldo Biagioli & Figli Srl

www.aldobiagioli.it

Argnani & Monti Srl

www.argnaniemonti.it

Faza Srl

www.fazasrl.com

Gherardi Srl

www.gherardisrl.it

OMA di Amadori Srl

www.omabertinoro.it

Crushing Tech Srl

www.crushingtech.com

FAE Group SpA

www.fae-group.com

Primetech SpA

www.prime-tech.com

Seppi M. Spa

www.seppi.com

Carbogreen di Carboni Renzo

www.carbogreen.it

Collari Edore

www.collarimacchine.it

Forigo Roter Italia Srl

www.forigo.it

Hortech Srl

www.hortech.it

Muratori SpA

www.muratoriequip.it

Ortolan Zappatrici snc

www.ortolan.net

Tortella SpA

www.tortella.it

Valentini Antonio Srl

www.valentini-group.com

Aldo Biagioli & Figli Srl

www.aldobiagioli.it

Alpego Srl

www.alpego.com

Badalini Srl

www.badalini.it

Calderoni Rolando & C snc

www.calderoniweb.it

Enoagricola Rossi Srl

www.enorossi.it

Faza Srl

www.fazasrl.com

Fontana Srl

www.fontanasrl.com

Forigo Roter Italia Srl

www.forigo.it

Gherardi Srl

www.gherardisrl.it

MA-AG Srl Macchine Agricole

www.ma-ag.com

Mipe Viviani Srl

www.mipeviviani.it

Nardi Spa

www.grupponardi.it

Officine Mecc. Aratri Biagioli SAS

www.aratribiagioli.it

Spada & Gatti snc

www.spadaegatti.it

Spedo A. & Figli Srl

www.spedo.eu

Tecnoagri Srl

www.tecnoagri.it

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Levelling

Rear scrapers

Dozer blades

Digging of holes

Post hole diggers

Backhoes

Planting of shoots

Shovels

Aldo Biagioli & Figli Srl

www.aldobiagioli.it

Dondi SpA

www.dondinet.it

Enoagricola Rossi Srl

www.enorossi.it

F.C.R. Di Perin Lina

www.fcrfancelli.it

Faza Srl

www.fazasrl.com

Fontana Srl

www.fontanasrl.com

MA-AG Srl Macchine Agricole

www.ma-ag.com

Mara Srl

www.maralaser.com

Montefiori snc di Montefiori Gino & C.

www.montefiorig.com

Moro Pietro Meccanica Srl

www.moropietro.it

Nardi Spa

www.grupponardi.it

Selvatici Franco

www.selvatici.com

Gherardi Srl

www.gherardisrl.it

Moro Pietro Meccanica Srl

www.moropietro.it

OMA di Amadori Srl

www.omabertinoro.it

Selvatici Franco

www.selvatici.com

Conterno & Occelli Srl

www.aratri-trivelle.it

Dondi SpA

www.dondinet.it

Enoagricola Rossi Srl

www.enorossi.it

Faza Srl

www.fazasrl.com

Gherardi Srl

www.gherardisrl.it

Nardi SpA

www.grupponardi.it

Olmi snc di Olmi Franco & Figli

www.olmiagrivitis.it

OMA di Amadori Srl

www.omabertinoro.it

Rotomec SpA

www.rotomec.com

Selvatici Franco

www.selvatici.com

Tecnoagri Srl di Malpassi Graziano

www.tecnoagri.it

Vigolo Srl

www.vigolo.com

Argnani & Monti Srl

www.argnaniemonti.it

Del Morino Srl

www.del-morino.it

Enoagricola Rossi Srl

www.enorossi.it

Gherardi Srl

www.gherardisrl.it

Negrisolo Costr. snc di N. M. & C

www.negrisolo.it

OMA di Amadori Srl

www.omabertinoro.it

Tecnoagri Srl di Malpassi Graziano

www.tecnoagri.it

Tifermec Oleodinamica Srl

www.tifermec.com

see list in Sucker removal table, paragraph ‘clearing’

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3.

Irrigation and drainage

Water is important for date palm physiology and full production is assured only if it is fully available. Water is drawn from channels or pumped from wells and can be collected in basins or deposits before usage, especially if it is too cold; when the water available is too salted it is mixed with other of better quality. Different kind of pumps are used to put water under pressure and power is provided by electric or combustion engines and in some cases by sources of natural energy, such as sun or wind. Tanks can be made of cement, plastic or steel, but water can be also stored in basins dug in the ground and lined with geomembranes. Adduction and distribution pipes are usually of plastic (PVC or PE) or metal (galvanized steel or casted iron); in case of localized irrigation, driplines can be equipped with a large variety of drippers. Where excess water must be drained drain channel are dug; buried ducts or drains are rare.

Operation Excavation

Water lifting

Machinery/ equipment

Companies

Web

Shovels, hoes, other manual tools

see list in Sucker removal table, paragraph ‘clearing’

Rotary ditchers

Cosmeco Srl

www.cosmeco.it

Cucchi snc di Cucchi A. M. & C.

www.cucchi-ma.it

Dondi SpA

www.dondinet.it

Moro Pietro Meccanica Srl

www.moropietro.it

Sovema Srl

www.sovema.com

Backhoes

see list in Plantation table, paragraph ‘digging of holes’

Submergible and centrifugal pumps

Apd Technology Srl

www.apdtechnology.it

Arven Srl

www.arven.it

Bizzi & Tedeschi Srl

www.bizzi.it

Braglia Srl

www.braglia.it

Calpeda SpA

www.calpeda.com

Caprari Spa

www.caprari.com

Ditta Lepri Giuseppe

www.lepripompe.it

Econtek

www.econtek.it

F.B. Submersible Motors Srl

www.fbpompe.com

Fluxinos Italia Srl

www.fluxinos.it

Gruppo Aturia SpA

www.gruppoaturia.com

Jet Pumps SpA

www.jetpumps.it

Liverani Srl

www.liverani.com

Orlando Srl

www.orlando.it

Pompe Ferrari snc

www.ferraripompe.it

Rovatti A. & Figli Pompe SpA

www.rovatti.it

Rover Pompe snc di Chiarello E.& C. Saer Elettropompe SpA

www.roverpompe.com www.saerelettropompe.com

Scova Engineering SpA

www.scova-engineering.it

SEA-LAND srl

www.sixteam.com

Sicil Zappa Snc

www.sicilzappa.it

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Production of electricity

Generators

Bizzi & Tedeschi Srl

www.bizzi.it

Coverco Srl

www.coverco.com

Genset SpA

www.genset.it

Pramac Spa

www.pramac.it

Sicil Zappa Snc

www.sicilzappa.it

Apd Technology Srl

www.apdtechnology.it

Maniero Elettronica Srl

www.manieroelettronica.it

Pramac Spa

www.pramac.it

Rael Srl

www.raelsrl.com

Tozzi nord

www.tozzinord.com

Prefabricated tanks

Emiliana Serbatoi

www.emilianaserbatoi.com

Plastic tanks

Di Camillo Serbatoi Srl

www.di-camillo.com

Emiliana Serbatoi

www.emilianaserbatoi.com

Savi Serbatoi di F.lli Savi snc

www.saviserbatoi.com

Spila Srl

www.spilasrl.com

Vetroresina Padana Srl

www.vetroresinapadana.com

Di Camillo Serbatoi Srl

www.di-camillo.com

Emiliana Serbatoi

www.emilianaserbatoi.com

Fenzi Srl

www.fenzi.it

Savi Serbatoi di F.lli Savi snc

www.saviserbatoi.com

PV panels

Wind turbines

Tanks

Metal tanks

Reservoir

Geomembranes

Canova & Clo' Srl

www.canova-clo.com

Pipes

PVC o PE materials

Boldarino SpA

www.boldarino.com

Deriplast SpA

www.deriplast.it

La.Re.Ter. SpA

www.lareter.it

Lucania Resine Srl

www.tubi.net

Plast Mec Pvc SpA

www.plastmecpvc.it

Redi SpA

www.redi.it

Sati Trading SpA

www.satitrading.it

Tecnotubi Picena Srl

www.tecnotubi.net

Unidelta SpA

www.unidelta.com

Uniplast-Tubi SpA

www.uniplast-tubi.it

Boldarino SpA

www.boldarino.com

Tecnoresine Srl di Bellini d Sturaro

www.tecnoresine.net

Cast iron or galvanized

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4.

Cropping operations

Both palm trees and alley crops benefit from inter-row tillage, necessary for weed control and burying of fertilizers. Where soils are saline, sandy and low in organic elements, tillage must be light and shallow and can be done with the use of disk ploughs or harrows, rotary hoes or tillers. Manure is applied with trailers and rakes or mechanical spreaders, while granular (mineral or organic) fertilizers are applied with centrifugal broadcasters. Organic fertilizers improve soil structure and contribute to mitigate the negative effects of salinity, therefore they should be mixed with the soil and not left on the surface, especially in dry and sunny environments, where even chemical fertilizers can be partially lost: in these cases subsequent harrowing or hoeing, or the use of spreaders that bury the fertilizer, should be considered. Weeds can be controlled also manually, with hoes, sickles or machete, or with backpack trimmers, or by the use of tractor driven vertical or horizontal axis mowers or by spraying of herbicides.

Operation Tillage

Machinery/ equipment Disc ploughs

Companies

Web

Aldo Biagioli & Figli Srl

www.aldobiagioli.it

Casorzo Srl

www.casorzo .it

Del Morino Srl

www.del-morino.it

Emmegiemme di Mangeri F.lli Srl

www.aratriemmegiemme.it

Faza Srl

www.fazasrl.com

Moro Pietro Meccanica Srl

www.moropietro.it

Nardi SpA

www.grupponardi.it

Renaioli Srl

www.renaioli.net

Disc harrows

see list in Plantation table, paragraph ‘harrowing’

Rotary tillers

Breviglieri Spa

www.breviglieri.com

Calderoni Rolando & C snc

www.calderoniweb.it

Collari Edore

www.collarimacchine.it

Emy Elenfer di Erbelli Luciano

www.emyelenfer.com

Falc Srl

www.falc.eu

Forigo Roter Italia Srl

www.forigo.it

Maschio Gaspardo SpA

www.maschionet.com

Meritano SAS di Meritano B. & C.

www.meritano.it

Muratori Spa

www.muratoriequip.it

Nardi Spa

www.grupponardi.it

Ortolan Zappatrici snc

www.ortolan.net

Rotomec Spa

www.rotomec.com

Sovema Srl

www.sovema.com

Aldo Biagioli & Figli Srl

www.aldobiagioli.it

Dondi SpA

www.dondinet.it

Mainardi C. snc

www.mainardimacchineagricole.it

Mansoldo Costr. Agricole

www.mansoldo.it

Nardi SpA

www.grupponardi.it

Raciti Macchine Agricole Srl

www.racitimacchineagricole.com

Siciltiller Snc

www.siciltiller.it

Cultivators

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Fertilization

Fertilizer spreaders/burying

Manure-spreaders

Mechanical weeding

Agrex SpA

www.agrex.com

Badalini Srl

www.badalini.it

C.E.A. di Cornaglia snc

www.cea-agrimix.com

Conterno & Occelli Srl

www.aratri-trivelle.it

Faza Srl

www.fazasrl.com

Feraboli Ing. A. Spa Off. Mecc.

www.feraboli.com

Matermacc SpA

www.matermacc.it

Officine Mecc. Bovesane Srl

www.eurospand.it

Olmi snc di Olmi F. & Figli

www.olmiagrivitis.it

RCM Srl

www.rcm-agrimeccanica.it

Rinieri Srl

www.rinieri.com

Rotomec Spa

www.rotomec.com

Agrofer SAS di Zenegaglia S. & C.

www.agrofer.it

Annovi F.lli di Annovi Marino

www.annovi-terrmacch.it

B.R. di Bellucci & Rossini snc

www.belluccierossini.com

Bicchi Srl

www.bicchi.it

Emme Enne snc

www.emmeenne.it

Franzosi Aristide snc

www.franzosifvr.com

Lochmann Plantatec Srl

www.lochmann.biz

Mutti Amos Macc. Agricole Srl

www.muttiamos.it

Ren Mark snc

www.renmark.it

Stocker Srl

www.stockergarden.com

Terpa Officine snc

www.terpaofficine.com

Vaschieri Lorenzo Srl

www.vaschieri.com

Hoes and sickles Portable trimmers

see list in Plantation table, paragraph ‘land clearing’

Shredders Rotary mowers

Chemical weeding

Sprayers

Aedes Costruzioni Srl

www.aedes.bz

Bellon M.It snc

www.bellonm.it

Berti Macchine Agricole SpA

www.bertima.it

Emak SpA

www.emak.it

Emy-Elenfer di Luciano Erbelli

www.emyelenfer.com

Euro Class 21 Srl

www.euroclass21.it

Fischer Srl

www.fischermulchgeraete.com

Maschio Gaspardo SpA

www.maschionet.com

Sicil Zappa Snc

www.sicilzappa.it

A.M.A.S. snc di Cecconi M. & M

www.amasitalia.it

Bargam Spa

www.bargam.com

Caffini Spa

www.caffini.com

Casotti Irroratori di Casotti E. Cav. Mario Valsecchi & Figli Srl

www.casotti.it www.angelo-b.com

Dal Degan Srl

www.daldegan.it

G.R. Gamberini Srl

www.impolveratori.it

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High pressure guns

Italdifra Agricultural Tools Srl

www.italdifra.com

Nobili SpA

www.nobili.com

Panari Giancarlo & C. snc

www.panari.it

Renaioli Macchine Agricole Srl

www.renaioli.net

Revello Giovanni

www.revellogiovanni.com

V.M.A. atomizzatori Srl

www.vmaatomizzatori.it

Braglia Srl

www.braglia.it

Metal-Pi snc di Pasotti E. & M.

www.metalpi.it

Metaltecnica Srl

www.metaltecnicazanolo.com

Mondial Srl

www.mondialspraying.com

Revello Giovanni

www.revellogiovanni.com

Tecomec Srl

www.tecomec.com

Valvolmeccanica snc

www.valvolmeccanica.com

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5.

Phytosanitary Treatments

Fighting of main date palm parasites (date palm scale Parlatoria blanchardi, palm mite Oligonychus afrasiaticus, black borer Apate monachus and palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) is usually done by spraying of chemicals. Spraying on large extensions can be made with airplanes or helicopters, while from-the-ground spraying can be done with backpack sprayers, if localized (figure 10) or with atomizers equipped with air blast sprayers or high pressure guns, mounted on wheelbarrows, pick-ups or trailers (figure 11). For high value plants (landscape, small groves, rare varieties) prevention of infestation and in some cases curing can be done by trunk injections of insecticide. Besides chemical insecticides, also physical means can be used to control pests, such as microwave frequencies that can kill insects at different development stages without damaging the plant (figure 12).

Figure 10 - Spraying at the base of date palm trunks

Figure 11 - Trailed sprayer with high pressure guns

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Figure 12 - Eco-compatible device using microwave technology for total disinfestation of red snout-beetle directly on the palm tree (source: www.ecopalm.it)

Operation

Machinery/ equipment

Chemical treatments

Wheelbarrow sprayers (motorized

Companies

Web

Riding Srl

www.ridingsrl.it

Agri Perrone SAS di Perrone G. & C.

www.agriperrone.it

Dal Degan Srl

www.daldegan.it

Fox Motori Srl

www.foxmotori.it

Genesini Macchine Agricole snc

www.genesini.it

Imovilli Pompe Srl

www.imovillipompe.it

Maggio Giovanni & Figli Srl

www.maggiogiovanni.com

Nania Srl

www.nania.it

O.C.L.L. Srl Di Carraro L. & L.

www.carrarospray.com

V.M.A. atomizzatori Srl

www.vmaatomizzatori.it

Agri Perrone SAS di Perrone G. & C.

www.agriperrone.it

Florida Atomizzatori snc

www.atomizzatoriflorida.it

Ideal Srl

www.idealitalia.it

Nobili SpA

www.nobili.com

Ricosma snc di Gaspari G. & E.

www.ricosma.com

Unigreen SpA

www.unigreen-spa.com

V.M.A. atomizzatori Srl

www.vmaatomizzatori.it

Vulcano Srl

www.vulcanoatomizzatori.it

or manual)

Sprayers and air blast sprayers

Trailed /mounted sprayers and air blast sprayers with cannon

Physical treatments

High pressure guns

see list in Cropping operations table, paragraph ‘chemical weeding’

Insecticide injectors

Difesa Ambientale di Longhin G.&C. SAS

www.arbocap.it

Microwave

Bi.Elle Srl - Microwave Technology (Ecopalm System)

www.ecopalm.it

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6.

Pollination

The date Palm is a dioecious plant and, in order to obtain a good production, female plants have to be pollinated artificially. Traditionally this operation has been done manually, by inserting parts of the male inflorescence inside the female one, but nowadays the use of mechanical aids, such as blowers with pollen tanks and long pipes, is quite common. In this case the pollen must be previously collected (figure 13) and diluted with inert powders. Artificial pollination can be made from the ground, with blowers equipped with spears or rigid pipes (figure 14) long enough to reach the female flowers, or by reaching them with aerial platforms (see the section “lifting operations�). Pollinating with the use of blowers is a less precise operation than the traditional one, but it’s much easier to carry out since in there is no need to tie the male and female inflorescences together (figure 15). Artificial pollination can be made easier with the use of facilitating equipment that helps to approach the flowers.

Figure 13 - Male inflorescence and pollen

Figure 14 - Example of blower for mechanical pollination

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Figure 15 - Inclusion of male inflorescence spikes inside the female ones (traditional method)

Operation Pollen extraction

Pollen distribution

Machinery/ equipment Pollen aspirators

Manual and motorized air sprayers/dusting mills

Pneumatic gun sprayers

Companies

Web

Biotac di Tacconi Lorenzo

www.biotac.135.it

Dall'agata Daniele Srl

www.dallagata.com

Romani Roberto Srl

www.impollinazione-kiwi-romani.it

Simeoni Tecnogreen Srl

www.simeonitecnogreen.com

Biotac di Tacconi Lorenzo

www.biotac.135.it

Carpi Officine Srl

www.carpi-italy.com

Dal Degan Srl

www.daldegan.it

Di Martino Spa

www.dimartino.it

Revello Giovanni

www.revellogiovanni.com

Simeoni Tecnogreen Srl

www.simeonitecnogreen.com

Air Cat International Srl

www.aircatinternational.com

Biotac di Tacconi Lorenzo

www.biotac.135.it

Corcos Srl

www.corcos.com

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7.

Fruits Thinning

Palm date is a very alternating plant therefore thinning of the clusters is a quite useful operation. Thinning is done when fruits begin growing in size (late spring) and only 8 to 10 clusters per plant should be left: 2-3 for each cardinal point. The cut of peduncles is made with the usual pruning tools: pneumatic or electric shears and chain or hand saws (figure 16).

Figure 16 - Clusters thinning with traditional equipment

Operation Peduncle cutting

Machinery/ equipment

Companies

Web

Shears (electric/pneumatic)

see list in Sucker removal table, paragraph ‘cleaning’

Branch cutters

Castellari Srl

www.li-castellari.com

Stocker Srl

www.stockergarden.com

Zanon Srl

www.zanon.it

Campagnola Srl

www.campagnola.it

Carratù Leonardo

www.carratu.net

Castellari Srl

www.li-castellari.com

Cav. Mario Valsecchi & Figli Srl

www.angelo-b.com

Coima Italy Srl

www.coimaitaly.com

Stocker Srl

www.stockergarden.com

Zanon Srl

www.zanon.it

Castellari Srl

www.li-castellari.com

Stocker Srl

www.stockergarden.com

Emak Spa

www.emak.it

Bow saws

Treetop shears

Pruning chain saw (motor/electric/pneumatic)

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8.

Clusters arrangement and positioning of anti-breakage supports

To make harvesting easier the clusters have to be arranged under the leaves so, when growing up is size, fruits will not get caught in the foliage or damaged by thorns. When arranging the clusters it’s often necessary to support them with props, since without being sustained by the leafs, they could break off due to the weight of ripe fruits. This operation is typically manual and can be facilitated by the use of lifting devices when the infructescences are higher than 2 meters (see section “lifting operations”).

9.

Clusters coverage

To protect the fruits from adverse weather (date quality is affected by rain during the ripening period) and from insects, during the end of the ripening phase, the clusters can be covered with plastic or cardboard caps (figure 17). For each mature palm about 1 m2 of coverage sheet is needed.

Operation Coverage of clusters

Machinery/ equipment

Companies

Web

Plastic bags

Arrigoni SpA

www.arrigoni.it

Waxed/parchment paper bags

the list is being updated

Shading nets

Arrigoni SpA

www.arrigoni.it

Stocker Srl

www.stockergarden.com

Figure 17 – Coverage of the cluster (source: www.bioquicknews.com/node/49)

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10. Harvest Dates are collected manually, one by one or as a whole cluster, depending on the variety and on the ripening phase: this implies the need to reach the top of the same plant for several times. In order to make this operation faster and to reduce fruit losses, both the arrangement of clusters under the leaves and a regular cleaning of the stem are essential. When harvesting, the picker stands on the ground or reaches the clusters with the use of a ladder or by climbing up the stem, depending on the palm height, and gleans the ripe dates, depositing them in a basket, or cuts the stalks and lowers the whole infructescences with a rope or drops them directly on the ground (figure 18). There are no mechanical date harvesters but just aids such as ladders or aerial platforms that allow the workers to reach the fruits more quickly, reducing fatigue and risks. The fruits of lower quality can be collected from the ground after shaking the whole plant or only the clusters with vibrating arms similar to those used to harvest olives: also in this case it is necessary to lay sheets or tarpaulins on the ground, under the trees. In very extensive plantations, if soil conformation allows it, dates can be collected from the ground with mechanic collectors, as the ones used for picking up hard-shelled fruits.

Figure 18 - Traditional harvesting method

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Operation

Machinery/ equipment

Direct harvesting Ground harvesting

Web

see list in Lifting Operations table

Shakers (electric and pneumatic)

Harvesters

Tarpaulins, cloths, nets

Transport

Companies

Boxes

Agritec Srl

www.agritecsrl.com

Arpi Meccanica Daunia Srl

www.arpimeccanicadaunia.com

Campagnola Srl

www.campagnola.it

Carrat첫 Leonardo

www.carratu.net

Castellari Srl

www.li-castellari.com

Coima Italy Srl

www.coimaitaly.com

De Masi Costruzioni Srl

www.demasi.it

Erreppi Srl

www.erreppi.com

Imbriano Macchine Agr. Srl

www.imbriano.com

Lisam Srl

www.lisam.it

Sbaraglia Srl

www.sbaragliacompressori.it

Sicil Zappa Snc

www.sicilzappa.it

Spedo A. & Figli Srl

www.spedo.eu

Tekna Srl

www.tekna-srl.com

Zanon Srl

www.zanon.it

Asquini Srl

www.asquini.org

Carrat첫 Leonardo

www.carratu.net

Chianchia Srl

www.chianchia.it

De Cloet Srl

www.decloet.it

G.F. Costruzione Macc. Agr. Srl

www.gf-srl.it

Giampi Costruzione Macc. Agr.

www.giampimacchineagricole.com

Marte Francesco

www.francescomarte.it

Monchiero & C. snc

www.monchiero.com

Rivmec di Valter Rivetti

www.rivmec.com

S.I.C.M.A. Srl

www.sicmasrl.com

Arrigoni SpA

www.arrigoni.it

Quartulli Tessili Srl

www.quartulli.com

Retificio Padano

www.padano.it

Capp-Plast Srl

www.capp-plast.com

CMP Srl

www.cmp-plast.it

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11. Waste collection and shredding Pruning and stem shaving residues (figures 19 and 20), if not infested by parasites, can be collected and grinded with shredders for subsequent composting or shredded directly on the ground with a knife flail mower after raking.

Figure 19 - Eliminating leafstalks with traditional equipment

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Figure 20 - Abundant residues from pruning and cleaning of trunks

Operation Size reduction

Windrowing

Shredding

Machinery/ equipment

Companies

Web

Bioshredders,

B.3 Srl

www.b3srl.it

chippers

Caravaggi Srl

www.caravaggi.com

Gandini Meccanica snc

www.gandinimeccanica.com

Green Produzione Srl

www.green-produzione.it

Negri Srl

www.negri-bio.com

Peruzzo Srl

www.peruzzo.it

Pezzolato Off. Costr. Mecc. SpA

www.pezzolato.it

Seppi M. SpA

www.seppi.com

Zanon Srl

www.zanon.it

Abimac Srl

www.abimac.it

Berti Macchine Agricole SpA

www.bertima.it

Cesari Gianni

www.cesarigianni.com

Fa.Ma. di Marigonda Gino

www.famapruning.com

I.Me.Ca. di Macorigh M. & C. snc

www.imeca-sacaia.it

Roc Srl

www.roc.ag

Twig windrowers

Shredders

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12. Transport Transport is a common operation to all agricultural activities and that’s true also for date cultivation where vegetable parts, fertilizers, machinery and equipment, together with the harvested fruits, must be moved within and out of the farm. The most common and versatile piece of equipment is the agricultural trailer that, when soil is flat and sandy, is generally endowed of two axles, but for minor transportation needs also buckets carried by tractors, in front or at the back, can be used. If large amounts of materials have to be transported instead, and bins are needed in different places at the same time, it’s possible to disengage the tractor by using hook-lift trailers. Also self-propelled transporters can be very useful: these machines have a minor transport capacity but are very mobile and versatile. For short-range moving of materials an interesting option is constituted by walking crawler dumpers. Where soil is rough or difficult to tackle, trailers should have its own driving wheels connected to the tractor PTO. Machinery/ equipment Trailers

Hook lift trailers

Motortrailers

Transporters

Companies

Web

B.R. di Bellucci L. & Rossini P. snc

www.belluccierossini.com

Bicchi Srl

www.bicchi.it

Bonsegna Srl

www.bonsegna.it

Capriotti Rimorchi Srl

www.capriottirimorchi.com

D'eusanio snc

www.deusanio.com

Emme Enne snc

www.emmeenne.it

Erreppi Srl

www.erreppi.com

Fe.Ba. snc di Feliziani Serafino & C.

www.febarimorchi.com

Francini Macchine Agricole Srl

www.francinirimorchi.it

Mutti Amos Macchine Agricole Srl

www.muttiamos.it

Randazzo Gianni & Giuseppe snc

www.rimorchirandazzo.com

Roagna Trailer System Srl

www.roagnatrailer.com

Silver Car Srl

www.rimorchisilvercar.com

Terpa Officine snc

www.terpaofficine.com

Zaccaria Srl

www.zaccariarimorchi.com

B.O.B. Sistemi Idraulici SpA

www.bobspa.com

Franzosi Aristide snc

www.franzosifvr.com

Officine Galvagni Srl

www.galvagnirimorchi.it

Roagna Trailer System Srl

www.roagnatrailer.com

Tecnosima Srl

www.tecnosima.it

Zaccaria Srl

www.zaccariarimorchi.com

Caron Officine Brevetti Srl

www.caron.it

Cerruti Srl

www.cerrutimacchineagricole.it

Erreppi Srl

www.erreppi.com

Fort Srl

www.fort-it.com

Goldoni SpA

www.goldoni.com

Antonio Carraro SpA

www.antoniocarraro.com

Bonetti Srl

www.bonetti4x4.it

Bsi Veicoli SpA

www.bsiveicoli.it

Caron Officine Brevetti Srl

www.caron.it

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Minitracked transporters

Flat-deck trailers

Comaca Srl

www.comaca.it

Durso Srl

www.durso.it

Erreppi Srl

www.erreppi.com

Ferrante F.lli Srl

www.ferrantesnc.it

Fort Srl

www.fort-it.com

Oelle Costruzioni Meccaniche Srl

www.oelle.it

Camisa F.lli snc

www.fratellicamisa.it

Casorzo Srl

www.casorzo.it

Emak SpA

www.emak.it

Erreppi Srl

www.erreppi.com

Fort Srl

www.fort-it.com

Hinowa SpA

www.hinowa.com

Merlo SpA

www.merlo.it

Oelle Costruzioni Meccaniche Srl

www.oelle.it

Riding Srl

www.ridingsrl.it

Sep By Valpadana SpA

www.sep.it

Agrofer SAS di Zenegaglia S. & C.

www.agrofer.it

Cesari Gianni

www.cesarigianni.com

Coima Italy Srl

www.coimaitaly.com

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13. Tractors Most of the machines described in the previous paragraphs must be carried or trailed, and in some cases moved, by a tractor, which is a prime mover with lifting and towing devices, mechanical power take-off and hydraulic power distributors. Agricultural tractors can have two or four wheels or tracks. Two wheel tractors (moto-cultivators) have a low power, usually less than 10 kW (figure 21), while four wheel tractors start from about 15 kW and can reach up to 200 kW and more. Crawler tractors can also include self-moved wheelbarrows, low power machines normally equipped with a bucket or a platform, which can also be fitted with lifting system, hydraulic distributors and hydraulic power take-off. All operations previously described, except for those necessary for land clearing and soil preparation, do not require much power, therefore small or medium-sized farms would need tractors in the range of 35 to 50 kW (figure 22); in larger farms instead the power need will be determined by the required working capacity. Standing the prize only marginally higher, four-wheel drive is preferable to the single one for the major versatility of the machines and also for higher performance on sandy soils.

Figure 21 - Motocultivator with mower

Figure 22 - Soil tillage with the use of a tractor

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Machinery/ equipment Motocultivators, motorhoes

Light tractors

Medium-large tractors

Companies

Web

Adriatica Macchine Agricole Srl

www.adriatica-grifo.it

Agris-Brumi Srl

www.agris.it

Barbieri Srl

www.barbierisrl.com

Benassi SpA

www.benassi.eu

Casorzo Srl

www.casorzo.it

Diesse Srl

www.diesseagri.it

Emak SpA

www.emak.it

Fort Srl

www.fort-it.com

Goldoni SpA

www.goldoni.com

MAB snc di Ceccarelli Antonio & C.

www.mabsnc.com

Meccanica Benassi SpA

www.benassi.it

MGM snc dei Fratelli Marconi

www.mgmsnc.it

Sep By Valpadana SpA

www.sep.it

Sicil Zappa snc

www.sicilzappa.it

Antonio Carraro SpA

www.antoniocarraro.com

Erreppi Srl

www.erreppi.com

Goldoni SpA

www.goldoni.com

Sicil Zappa snc

www.sicilzappa.it

Valpadana SpA

www.valpadana.it

Antonio Carraro SpA

www.antoniocarraro.com

Barbieri Srl

www.barbierisrl.com

Cnh Italia SpA - New Holland

www.agriculture.newholland.com

Emak SpA

www.emak.it

Erreppi Srl

www.erreppi.com

Goldoni SpA

www.goldoni.com

Landini - Argo Tractors SpA

www.argotractors.com

Same Deutz-Fahr Italia SpA Lamborghini Trattori

www.lamborghini-tractors.com

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14. Lifting Operations Some of the most important date palm farming operations, such as pollination, harvesting, thinning, coverage and arrangement of clusters, pruning of both trunk and leaves, benefit from the possibility of an easy access to the top of the tree. Despite the availability of low cost labor in many date palm growing areas, making climbing operation easier contributes to increase work productivity and product quality at the same time safeguarding operator’s safety. One interesting device that can be used to climb up the trunk is the “palm bicycle�(figure 23): the best version has metal bands that embrace the stem, allowing the operator to proceed safely without damaging the plant. The stem needs to be clean and as smooth as possible. The use of crampons should not be allowed because they damage the stem affecting its physiological balance and mechanical stability. The simplest and most common means to facilitate the access to the top of the palm tree are: lifting aids (crampon, straps,...), even if some are harmful to the plant manually handled ladders: useful for palms with a stem height up to 4-5 m harvesting carts: useful for heights in the range of 4-5 m self-moved ladders (figure 24): for heights ranging from 4 to 10 m aerial platforms (figure 25): for heights above 6 m Platforms can be classified according to the type of movement and elevation: Self-propelled with telescopic and/or articulated boom Self-propelled track-type with telescopic and/or articulated boom (figure 26) Self-propelled vertical with pantograph boom Truck or tractor-mounted with telescopic and/or articulated boom (figure 27) Towed on trailer with telescopic and/or articulated boom Vertical hydraulic column lifts

Figure 23 - Palm bicycle

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Figure 24 - Self-propelled ladder for harvesting

Figure 25 - Single-bucket aerial platform for harvesting

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Figure 26 - Self-propelled crawler aerial platform for harvesting

Figure 27 - Tractor-mounted aerial platform (bucket) for pruning

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Operation

Machinery Equipment

Companies

Web

Climbing aids

Palm bicycle

Hobby Agricoltura SAS

www.treeworker.it

Ladders

Manually placed

Artfer 3 Srl

www.artfer.net

Emiliana Scale Di Reggiani G.

www.emilianascale.it

Frigerio Carpenterie SpA

www.frigeriospa.com

Orsi Flavio S.R.L.

www.orsigroup.it

R.S.T.B. di Rizzi Stefano

www.rstbscali.com

Santilli Srl

www.santilliscale.it

Svelt SpA

www.svelt.it

Self-moved (crawler)

Riding Srl

www.ridingsrl.it

Self-propelled

Billo Srl

www.billosrl.it

Campadelli di Campadelli G.

www.campadelli.it

Orsi Group Srl

www.orsigroup.it

Pazzaglia Spa

www.pazzaglia.it

Pillon Srl

www.pillonsrl.it

Trailed

Campadelli di Campadelli G.

www.campadelli.it

Self-propelled

Colombo Giuseppe Srl

www.colombopiattaformeaeree.com

Cte Lift

www.ctelift.com

Emiliana Scale di Reggiani G.

www.emilianascale.it

Merlo SpA

www.merlo.it

Platform Basket Srl

www.platformbasket.com

Vi-Bo snc di Vicini&Bonettini

www.vi-bo.it

Colombo Giuseppe Srl

www.colombopiattaformeaeree.com

Hinowa SpA

www.hinowa.com

Leader World Srl

www.leader-piatt.it

Palazzani Industrie SpA

www.palazzani.it

Platform Basket Srl

www.platformbasket.com

Socage Srl

www.socage.it

Pantograph vertical

Scale DC Srl

www.scaledc.it

Truck-based

Colombo Giuseppe S.R.L.

www.colombopiattaformeaeree.com

Hinowa Spa

www.hinowa.com

Socage S.R.L.

www.socage.it

D'amico Officine Srl

www.macchinaridamico.com

Fa.Ma. di Marigonda Gino

www.famapruning.com

Platform Basket S.R.L.

www.platformbasket.com

Scale DC Srl

www.scaledc.it

Fruit Harvesters

Aerial platforms

Self-propelled tracked

Trailed or mounted

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Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare

Università degli Studi di Firenze

Company Cards Aldo Biagioli e Figli Srl

Nania Srl

Angelo B. Srl

Nardi SpA

Antonio Carraro SpA

Palazzani Industrie SpA

Carrarospray Srl

Peruzzo Srl

Carratù Leonardo

Pezzolato Officine Costruzioni Meccaniche SpA

Casorzo Srl

Pillon Srl

Collari Edore

Riding Srl

Dondi SpA

Selvatici Franco

Erreppi Srl

Seppi M. SpA

Facma Srl

Sicil Zappa Snc di Giardina S.M. & C.

Lisam Srl

Tecnoagri Srl di Malpassi Graziano

MAC-BERT SAS Di Mantovani Carlotta & C.

Tifermec Oleodinamica Srl

Mara Srl

Unigreen SpA

Muratori SpA

V.M.A. atomizzatori Srl

Mutti Amos macchine agricole Srl

Vigolo Srl


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Biagioli founder, Aldo, began manufacturing farming equipment, to be drawn by animals, which were immediately appreciated by its regional and national clientele and this recognition was witnessed by the award of a Gold Medal at the Farming Industry Exhibition in Gubbio in 1908 and a Silver Medal at the Labour and Industry Exhibition in Rome in 1908. When small-scale mechanisation came in, his sons made the company a leader in the manufacture of equipment for mechanical cultivators and small tractors. This history provides the company’s clientele with a solid guarantee of its experience, quality and reliability. Thanks to the experience gained in its long-established business, this company can now offer the market an extremely wide and qualified range of equipment for working on the land that can be used with mechanical cultivators and tractors. Their quality and competitive prices have allowed the company to consolidate its position on the foreign markets with 40% of its production going abroad. Just as in the past, Biagioli is still today attentive to the needs of small-scale mechanisation and provides farm producers with a qualified and specialised range of articles that help them to improve their efficiency in their various fields of application.

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Cav. Mario Valsecchi & Figli Srl Via XXV Aprile 40 23041 Annone Brianza (LC) ITALIA Tel. +39-0341-641161 Fax +39-0341-644998 info@angelo-b.com www.angelo-b.com

Products Cleavers, double blade billhooks, chiesels, cutters Hacksaws Hoes, pickaxes, shovels, machetes

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The centuries-old course of the “Cav. Mario Valsecchi & Sons srl” has deep long past roots and it has been developed, generation after generation, always towards new and significant goals. Since the first traditional settlement in the Valsecca area until the actual and workable industrial complex of Annone Brianza, it has just been a growing success which brought the “Cav. Mario Valsecchi & Sons srl” to be nominated as a quality brand within the main markets. The reason for that is the deep knowledge for productive process and steel making, run with the same particular care of yore but supported by modern technologies. In second place, the vocational guidance to the main exigent calls of the market in which hobbyists started to place side by side the professionals. ‘wide range of branded products “Angelo B.” certifies the value of a company facing all our century challenges.

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Antonio Carraro SpA Via Caltana 24 35011 Campodarsego (PD) ITALIA Tel. +39-049-9219921 Fax +39-049-9219922 info@antoniocarraro.it www.antoniocarraro.com

Products Compact tractors Transporters

At the young age of 20, in the year 1910, Giovanni Carraro builds the first multifunctional agricultural machine. In brief he develops his smith workshop into an industrial plant which manufactures sowing machines and, afterwards, traditional tractors. In 1960 Antonio, the youngest of his six sons, founds the company "Antonio Carraro di Giovanni": the first single-axle tractor "Scarabeo" is developed. Currently, Antonio Carraro opts for a niche production of tractors, from 20 to 100 hp, with four driving wheels. Since 1979 the strength point of the company is the R&D (Research and Development) department, source of projects to develop innovative and original products. Thanks to the experience and the heritage of technical solutions which the firm has acquired in time, Antonio Carraro increased its market niches from specialised agriculture to civil sector (business unit Groundcare: green maintenance, roadways, urban cleaning.) Antonio Carraro is an historical family business, still leader in the production of multifunctional tractors with alternative and innovative solutions dedicated to market niches. Antonio Carraro's mission is to provide the best solution to operators who work in the specialised agriculture field, even with extreme working conditions and in the groundcare and roadways sectors. They believe that customers and collaborators community, together with work ethics are their successful key.

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O.C.L.L. Srl di Carraro Luigi & Luciano Via Cornara 40 35010 Villanova di C.S.P. (PD) ITALIA Tel. +39.049.922.00.72 Fax +39.049.922.09.51 sale@carrarospray.com www.carrarospray.com

Products Back pack sprayers Sprayers and air blast sprayers with cannon Weelbarrow sprayers

O.C.L.L. was founded in 1961 by LUIGI and LUCIANO CARRARO as a manufacturer of machines and equipment for the protection of plants and crops and now the continuity is guaranteed by the presence of Maurizio and Michele Carraro to the summits of the company, always with the presence of theirs fathers. Experience acquired over the years and constant technological research have made O.C.L.L. an important point of reference in its field. Growing demand by foreign operators has led to the development of a new range of innovative products and the creation of a new trademark: - CARRAROSPRAY - expressly developed for the foreign market - that is now projecting our company into the leading ranks of European manufacturers of machinery and equipment for agriculture, gardening and hobbies, disinfestation, and fire-prevention.

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Carrat첫 Leonardo Via Luigi Guerrasio 130 CP133 84083 Castel San Giorgio (SA) ITALIA Tel. +39-081-5162037 Fax +39-081-5162037 info@carratu.net www.carratu.net

Products Hacksaws Shakers

The firm was founded in 1961.It is situated in Castel San Giorgio, a small town in the province of Salerno . It represents the landmark in the field of agricultural machines, in Italy and in Europe , in particular of the vibrant hook for pending fruit supershake. The firm avails itself of the best supplying firms that work in the sector of mechanics exactness , both on national and international levels , in other it makes use of excellent materials to assure the quality, the efficiency and in particular a long run product. The firm Leonardo Carrat첫, that deals with research development and production; avails itself and is supported by CARRATU' snc, interested in the increment of the sale system as well as in the distribution of the product to offer the sellers a quick and efficient service and the traceableness of the products at any moment.

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Casorzo Srl Via Asti 31 14039 Tonco (AT) ITALIA Tel. +39-0141-991041 Fax +39-0141-991043 Info@casorzo.it - sede@casorzo.it www.casorzo.it

Products Disc ploughs Minitracked transporters Motocultivators, motorhoes

Casorzo srl was founded in 1888 by Prospero Casorzo, grandfather of the present five partners in the company, which for fifty years now has been manufacturing small motor-driven agricultural machinery. In 1958 the first Universal motor hoe was constructed with a 5 Hp, 4-stroke petrol engine. Ten years later the FC85 motor mower was made with a central control which, at the time was seen as revolutionary because of its ease of handling, its practicality in use and the low cost. Motor hoes, motor mowers, power ploughs, and hand tractors, are the speciality of Casorzo srl. Working with a CASORZO machine makes the operator's job much easier, because of their ease of use and performance, the result of considerable experience and trials carried out in the field.

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Collari Edore Via Provinciale Sud 24 A-B 40050 Castello d'Argile (BO) ITALIA Tel. +39-051-977022 Fax +39-051-977600 info@collarimacchine.it www.collarimacchine.it

Products Grubbers, Subsoilers Fertilizer burying Rotary Tillers

Collari was founded in 1963 by Cav. Mario Collari along with his son Edore, who started production of rotary tiller and winding machines for metal wire in a small workshop in the town centre in response to a strong local demand. Today, after 40 years of ongoing activity, Collari has significantly expanded and enjoys an excellent reputation in Italy and Europe for the craftsmanship and strength of it products, generally designed for a heavy-duty professional use by a demanding clientele. The company's manufacturing policy is to consistently apply new technologies to improve the products without penalising the robust construction for which they are noted. The farming sector has undergone extraordinary development over the years in response to the evolving market demands, and the company, in addition to rotary tiller, has added several new machines, including grubbers, subsoilers, normal and combined cultivators with roller hydraulic sections or rear discs, combined grubber + rotary tiller, combined machines for seeding with minimum tillage, etc.

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Dondi SpA Viale Europa 94-102 06080 Ospedalicchio di Bastia Umbra (PG) ITALIA Tel. +39-075-8010198 Fax +39-075-8010387 info@dondinet.it - f.cecchetti@dondinet.it www.dondinet.it

Products Cultivators Post hole diggers Rear scrapers Rotary ditchers Subsoilers

The Dondi S.p.A. is world leader in the manufactures of rotary ditchers for digging and maintenance of drainage and\or irrigation canals. These machines are produced in over 60 models and have been made for different uses and for any kind of cultivation; both traditional and modern for rice, pineapples, bananas, sugarcane, kiwi fruits etc The company exports its products in over 60 countries all over the world. Moreover, it manufactures machines like subsoilers and cultivators for the first cultivation on the land and to prepare the seed bed.

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Erreppi Srl Via dell' Industria 2 Z.I. 06031 Bevagna (PG) ITALIA Tel. +39-0742-360592 Fax +39-0742-360810 info@erreppi.com www.erreppi.com

Products Light tractors Minitracked transporters Trailers

Established in 1976 by the Proietti family with the objective to produce innovative, versatile, economical, agricultural equipments as PTO Driven Trailers. Leading to development of 4x4 “off-road” vehicles, with a wide range of specifications to meet individual customers’ needs in the various areas. In 2003 a new vehicle development to meet special customer requirements for “in-field” collection of Oil Palm fruits in Malaysia and subsequent development of accessories to create a versatile vehicle for palm oil plantations for palm oil plantations for operations like spraying, spreading, transporting. Now exported in Malaysia, Indonesia and Central America. In 2011 a new vehicle project being developed to meet Changing “customer needs” in the tropical markets. Annual production is circa 1000 units with 55% of production being exported worldwide. The company’s mission is to further expand its exports world-wide via national importers / dealers and this could include: - develpment of “tailored made” vehicles for new mechanized applications - niche applications - CKD kits for on-site assembly - technology transfer(s) to overcome importation difficulties.

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Facma Srl Strada Piangoli s.n.c. 01030 Vitorchiano (VT) ITALIA Tel. +39-0761 370292 Fax +39-0761 370420 facma@facma.it www.facma.it

Products Mulchers, Shredders

In 1971 thanks to Marcello Bellachioma’s intuition was born the first harvester machine for hazelnuts. From 1971 until 1985 Mr Marcello and his brother Renzo operated like individual enterprise. In 1985 was established F.A.C.M.A. S.n.c. (which name means Artisan Factory Construction Agricultural Machines). In 2005 it became FACMA Srl. In this 40 years of job, research and investment, FACMA studied in a deepen way the ground working, harvesting of shell fruit, drying and selection of product systems, projecting appropriate machineries for them. The firm seat is in Vitorchiano, Viterbo , Italia, in the modern factory by the employ of advanced technologies are projected and constructed agricultural machineries like Mulchers and other. Mulchers which can be used in date palms is the model XPEL.

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Products Shears (manual, pneumatic, electric) Shakers (electric and pneumatic) Pneumatic Saw Pto Compressor Diesel Compressors Petrol Compressors

Lisam Srl Via Lughese 27/G 40026 Imola (Bo) ITALIA Tel. +39-542 -640380 Fax +39-542-640284 info@lisam.it www.lisam.it

Lisam was established in 1967, in Imola, in the heart of the Romagna region. Working in the agricultural industry, we came to recognize the need for innovation in work tools. Lisam has exported its all-Italian technology across the globe to respond to the increasingly demanding needs of farmers in light of the constant and intense pace of technological evolution of the sector. Today Lisam is the only direct manufacturer of both manual and pneumatic pruning and harvesting systems. At Lisam, designing new solutions means inventing new ways of working: choosing the best that modern technology has to offer to increase productivity. Our ideas are the results of years of pioneering research, creating new pruning and harvesting systems and all the accessories, which together make up an intelligent work system. We believe that each one of our tools is an expression of functionality, originality, durable reliability and high performance. Through ongoing research and design, Lisam has accumulated a wealth of expertise in micro-engineering and in special production processes for metals, electronics and pneumatic systems. The results of this experience are ultrahigh technology tools for pruning and harvesting.

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MACCHINE AGRICOLE PER VIVAI

MacBERT

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MAC-BERT SAS Di Mantovani Carlotta & C. Via Saccona n° 33 44123 Porporana (FE) ITALIA Tel. +39-0532-412444 Fax +39-0532-412444 info@macbert.it www.macbert.it

Products Extir-plants (treediggers)

MAC-BERT s.a.s. produces and commercializes, since many years, machines for nursery- men, in particular EXTIRPLANTS, clod maker to exstract plants with truncated-cone clod. Appreciated in Italy and abroad for their practicality and strength, they ensure the respect of tap-roots too, and cohesion of the clods by the absence of any vibration.

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Mara Srl Via Ettore Ara 70 13100 Vercelli (VC) ITALIA Tel. +39-0161-392797 Fax +39-0161-393217 maralaser@maralaser.com www.maralaser.com

Products Rear scrapers

The company was born in 1987 by four friends working in different fields of industry. Mara Co. is continuing research and innovation act to get a constant evolution to its products. Besides Mara Co. guarantees the quality of its products, making tests over each manufactured machines and using certify raw materials only. Mara Co. is producing 24 models of leveller laser control. The equipments are pulling machines. The working blade is from 1,5 mt till to 7 mt. All the models can joint to all types of tractors or industrial equipment. Mara Co. is manufacturing the metal parts, the hydraulic equipments, and the electronic machine control receiver. The policy is to manufacture machines with the eyes of the end users. All the machines has to pass four quality controls. Each model has its matrixes for different working operation. The weldings are made by robot.

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Muratori SpA Via Pavarello 21 41051 Castelnuovo Rangone (MO) ITALIA Tel. +39-059-5330611 Fax +39-059-537259 info@muratoriequip.it www.muratoriequip.it

Products Rotary Tillers Shredders Stone buriers

The firm, founded by Alcide Muratori in 1949, was originally a small company of craftsmen who mended agricultural machinery. During the ‘50s the Company repaired and occasionally built tractors ranging from 15 to 25 HP. Rotary hoe construction began at the beginning of the 1960s and, in 1965, became the company’s sole activity. In the second half of the ‘60s Muratori began to export its rotary hoes, although at that point only occasionally. During those years Muratori was the first company to manufacture light rotary hoes for tractors under 30 HP. Muratori continued to grow during the ‘70s until, in 1978, it became a new company and a new factory was built where its head office is still located. The new factory was immediately considered one of the most modern in the sector. As well as rotary hoe production, the new factory also saw the production of rotary harrows and then of shredders.

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Mutti Amos macchine agricole Srl Via dell'Industria 24 46041 Asola (MN) ITALIA Tel. +39-0376-710495 Fax +39-0376-710798 info@muttiamos.it www.muttiamos.it

Products Manure-spreaders Trailers

The Mutti Amos belives that the components and materials of the highest quality have a growing role in the strategy of farm machinery, this aims to: continue research and development, increase and develop its product range, improve pre and post sales service, ensure prompt end efficient spare parts service. The primary object is the customers satifaction , according to their needs and expectations. The queality system adopted in 2007, is therefore not only a important tool for internal management, the means by wich to ensure the quality of products and internal processes and to allow continuous improvement. The technological tradition of Mutti Amos carries a continuing commitment to investment and aim to be at the forefront of the importance of a flexibility in production. Our brand of agricultural machinery distinguishes high reliability capable of passing, after all our controls, the most important tests: one every day at your side. Tecnology, innovation, reliability, quality and high standard of customer service are the basis of development as a stategic priority. The Mutti Amos is able to approve its products according to the strictest regulations in accordance with CE norms. Policy and quality objectives within the entire organization by focusing on real needs and expectations of its customers.

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Nania Srl Via Nazionale 167 Olivarella 98040 S. Filippo del Mela (ME) ITALIA Tel. +39-090930303 Fax +39-090930924 info@nania.it www.nania.it

Products Sprayers and air blast sprayers

The Nania Srl firm came to live in 1974 in Milazzo, eastern Sicily, thanks to Mr Antonino Nania. Our company is managed by the Nania family and its core business concerns agricultural equipment selling and besides professional consultancy to both husbandry and crop farmers. The robust growth of the industrial and agricultural sectors in Sicily at that time, which represents the crossroads of the Mediterranean sea above all in nursery gardening and fruit areas, favors the switch of Nania Srl from wholesaling to assembling of several equipments. Across the years our company progressively broadens its customer service offering by starting providing agronomic and mechanical consultancies in order to fruitful the corporate know-how gathered over the years. Furthermore, the assembly plant has been expanded for meeting customer needs while keeping high their satisfaction. Nania Srl represents the milestone in the region in terms of environmental preservation and both crop and urban green safeguard, especially our firm came out on top for palm protection from phytophagous. The steady research of solutions by our team of experts led to various successes developing and assembling spraying facilitators. This got to the building of different versions of telescopic spear sprayer that facilitate the treatment on the crown foliage and eliminate the waste of pesticides used. These innovative palm spear sprayer it can support a pressure of 20 bar until the total height of 16 m, it can be associated to up-to-date Diaphragm pumps and allow for spraying on foliage without the need for cranes and baskets maximizing the effectiveness of treatments. Nania Srl is heading to international markets, bringing its renowed tradition and honesty.

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Nardi SpA Via del lavoro, 24/26 06016 Selci Lama (PG) ITALIA Tel. +39-075-8610611 Fax +39-075-8583446 export@grupponardi.it www.grupponardi.it

Products Cultivators Disc harrows, Disc ploughs Post hole diggers Rear scrapers Rippers and subsoilers Rotary tillers Shredders

Nardi's history is a series of innovations that stretches along as much as four generations. A 115-year-old history that began in 1895 with the first reversible plough traded in Italy by the company's founder, Francesco Nardi, up until the latest product of Nardi's catalogue: a specially-designed plough for areas of the world potentially affected by desertification. Nardi operates in 85 countries around the world, with a special focus on efficient services and after-sales support. “Implements for professional farming� is indeed the new slogan of the industrial group, which provides a comprehensive product range for professional farming, from ploughs to seed drills. To support this growth, our Research & Development department continues to work on improving the quality of our products, which are increasingly manufactured with special micro alloy steels, providing more than double the resilience of normal steel. With these premises, today Nardi's range is among the most exhaustive ones currently available on the market and covers machines to work, prepare and sow the soil: ploughs, cultivators, disk harrows, hoes, machines for vines and fruit trees and mechanical and pneumatic seed drills. These include our new series of NX-SX reversible ploughs and our brand new FAST Combined Cultivator", a machine developed to satisfy the increased need to deal with cuts on processing costs whilst still providing an adequate preparation of the soil. Foreign markets represent 45% of the group's revenue and 55% comes from its domestic market. Among the various ranges marketed by the group, 15% of the company's turnover is represented by seed drills, 40% by ploughs, 20% by hoes and 25% by disk harrows. It seems strategic to intensify partnerships with large tractor manufacturers, as these address our same end users. Moreover, collaboration in terms of distribution network is increasingly oriented towards customer retention.

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Palazzani Industrie SpA Via del Pavione 4 25050 Paderno F.C. (BS) ITALIA Tel. +39-0306857073 Fax +39-030657079 info@palazzani.it www.palazzani.it

Products Self-propelled tracked Aerial platforms

Palazzani starts its activity in 1935 by producing agricultural machinery. The increasing company development allows to increase and gradually diversify its productive sector. In 1980, an important step is made so the Palazzani Sas becomes SpA. Thenceforth, Palazzani Industry Spa starts distinguishing its production into “Paload”, division of machinery with movement on the ground, and “Palift”, division of aerial platforms. The success of this ever-increasing expansion is definitely to lay at an investment policy for studies and projects, a constant research for process technologies, original and exclusive, at forefront production systems of laboratory test equipment, tested for a quality and security brand. An accurate development of commercial network and an after-sales support, in Italy and abroad, made of firms specialized in the sector contributes to promptly assist customers with the highest expertise. Nowadays the vanguard of Palazzani Industry Spa is an accomplished reality, complex and well structured to satisfy every operational need with the highest comfort, security and high productivity.

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Peruzzo Srl Via Valsugana 30 35010 Curtarolo (PD) ITALIA Tel. +39-049-9620477 Fax +39-049-9620435 peruzzo@peruzzo.it www.peruzzo.it

Products Biochippers

The Peruzzo Srl Engineering works has been established since 1959, manufacturer of agricultural and turf maintenance equipment. It has been one of the first companies to understand the modern maintenance, aiming to achieve high quality standards. The constant innovation, research and improvement required by ours customers and close co-operation with prestigious tractor companies, have distinguished our firm and product ranges in the world wide markets. We have achieved many patents and awards, thanks to the continuous and constant product research and innovation.

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Pezzolato Officine Costruzioni Meccaniche SpA Via Provinciale Revello 89 12030 Envie (CN) ITALIA Tel. +39-0175-278077 Fax +39-0175-278421 info@pezzolato.it www.pezzolato.it

Products Biochippers

Established in 1976, Pezzolato SpA is an Italian designer and manufacturer of machines for the first wood-working. Its extensive expertise, built through over thirty years long history, has led to an impressive array of machines, available in both standard and custom sized version, which cover three product lines: - GREENLINE: Disc and drum chippers, Shredders, Machines for refuse, recycling and compost preparation - REDLINE: Machines for Firewood Preparation - PLANKLINE: Stationary and Mobile Horizontal Band Saws Strong aptitude in mechanics, investments in R&D, competent distribution net, well-organized spare parts stock and client-comes-first strategy are the Company’s keys of success. Pezzolato SpA currently is represented in over 30 countries worldwide. The headquarter is in the province of Cuneo, far west northern Italy.

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Pillon Srl Via della Meccanica 2-4 36042 Breganze (VI) ITALIA Tel. +39-0445-308159 Fax +39-0445-300480 sales@pillonsrl.it www.pillonsrl.it

Products Fruit Harvesters

The Company: fifty years through which the workshop of Francesco Pillon, master in iron work, has evolved to become a technologically advanced company that stands out in the territory and is oriented towards research and development. From the foresight of the two brothers Giuseppe and Silvano Pillon, has born the Special Machinery Division dedicated to the study and construction of mechanical solutions for applications in different fields, among which, in particular, the agriculture sector. We are orientated towards innovation and technology as to be always at the forefront. The Fruit Harvesters: designed with software of the latest generation and realized by our team of highly qualified technicians, Pillon harvesters stand out for the high quality and reliability, attested by the use of certified components. The continual experimentation of the new technologies carried out with strict procedures assures a constant improvement of our products in order to give tangible advantages to our costumers. Designed for overhead works in orchards of special dimensions, the series 3 x 3m Long presents a 3,2 m long platform and it can be lifted up to 2,85 m. Ideal for the harvest of tall trees fruit like date palms and for the spread of the hail net, it can carry up to 3 boxes in the central platform (loading capacity 1500 kg). It can also be provided with vertical forklifts with two small platforms, and this way it becomes a super machine with wide workplaces at different levels.

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Riding Srl Localita' S. Marziale 4 /C 53034 Colle Di Val D'Elsa (SI) ITALIA Tel. +39-0577-908316 Fax +39-0577-908835 www.ridingsrl.it

Products Minitransporters Motorized wheelbarrow sprayers

Riding was born at the end of 2001 with the aim to design, manufacture and sell multifunction equipment defined as minidumpers or minitransporters the partners who founded the company have a long experience in designing and manufacturing earth moving machines. Riding is at the top of a network companies that make full fabirication as: laser cutting, bending sheet, welding painting and assemble the products. This organisation guarantees good quality, flexibility, competitive prices. The aim achived is: products development to suit the market and the customer requirements. Riding believes that this is and will be a winner strategy. After having assembled more than 2500 units in 40 different versions it wants to spread its sells abroad.

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Selvatici Franco Via Laura Rodriguez 4 40068 San Lazzaro (BO) ITALIA Tel. +39-051-463328/051-466496 Fax +39-051-454668 selvatici@selvatici.com www.selvatici.com

Products Spading machines, Double spading machines Post hole diggers Rear scrapers Aerators

Vincenzo Selvatici started building horse- and ox-drawn ploughs before tractors had even been invented. This family tradition has developed the experience and technology related to sail working problems in great depth. This has meant continuai contact with clients, in arder to satisfy new needs each time they arise. Particular care is given to post-sales assistance, so much so that spare parts are stili available even far machines built dozens of years ago samething of fundamental importance far working clients. The reliability of Selvatici products is the fruit of highlyspecialized construction, based on four generations of experience. The reliability of Selvatici products is the fruit of highlyspecialized construction, based on four generations of experience. Design has always taken particular account of the distribution of weight and working dimensions, sa as to prevent useless overloading of the tractors, whĂ?ch would mean increased risks when working on a slape, and to facilitate transit on roads and maneuvers in restricted spaces. Great care is taken during construction, down to the smallest details: this can be seen in particular in the dimensions of the gears, bearings and rotating shafts, which are designed to support maximum stress. The Selvatici sales network and Technical Office are always available to provide Clients with any information and help that may be required to prevent a waste of time and money. Selvatici takes great care over safety at work, adapting safety precautions to suit the regulations in force in the various countries.

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Seppi M. SpA Zona Artigianale 1 39052 Caldaro (BZ) ITALIA Tel. +39-0471-963550 Fax +39-0471-962547 info@seppi.it www.seppi.com

Products Shredders, Mulchers (and forestry mulchers) Stone Crushers

Founded in 1939 by Max Seppi and specializing in the manufacture of mulching mowers since 1971, SEPPI M. company is now one of the foremost manufacturer in its sector throughout the world. Since its early days SEPPI's motto was to help farmers improve their work with innovative yet easy to handle and highly efficient equipment. That's why up to these days SEPPI is committed to offer only the best equipment, whether for agriculture, forestry, greenspace maintenance or for the energy and construction industry. Decades of experience and tireless research for continuously improving technologies and materials guarantee products of the highest quality which will provide unrivalled service even in hard conditions.

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Products Motor-hoe, Small-tractors David one Rotarycultivators, Motormowers Machines for harvesting dried fruit Generators, Water pumps

Sicil Zappa Snc di Giardina S.M. & C. C/da S. Giacomo 93014 Mussomeli (CL) ITALIA Tel. +39-0934-952207 Fax: +39-0934-993164 info@sicilzappa.com www.sicilzappa.it

Sicilzappa snc was founded in 1989 and after a great experience gained with the old Company FGR (1964), specialized in sales and repair of agricultural machines, decide to invest in the field of agricultural machinery. Soon they started with the production of small agricultural machines to meet the needs of small farmers and hobbyists, certainly looking for small units but strong and reliable at the same time and good for professional use. Now, and after more than half a century , the master builders of SICILZAPPA have specialized in the mechanical engineering and design: SICILZAPPA comes on the market today offering the INTEGRATED GLOBAL SOLUTIONS of: Motor-hoe Multigarden, Professional Motor-Hoe, Transporter 4WD, Small-Tractor 4WD, model “David One�, Component for small tractor David One, Machines for harvesting olives and dried fruit (electric tools for shaking olives and harvest" Olicomb Evo, Olifan Evo, Olifan Lift, shaker for olive Ercole 52, air compressors on trolleys with engine and accessories for air compressors), Machines for almond and pistachio, Bread and pizza machinery, Compressors suitable to be attached to the three point hitch of the tractor, Gasoline and diesel Generator single, three phase, ith or w/ou sond suppression kit, Gasoline and diesel Welders, Gasoline and diesel Water pumps self priming and centrifugal, Gasoline and diesel Engines Ramnay brand.

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Tecnoagri Srl di Malpassi Graziano Via Marconi 49 48017 Conselice (RA) ITALIA Tel. +39-0545-85023 Fax +39-0545-85123 tecnoagri@tecnoagri.it www.tecnoagri.it

Products Backhoes Harrows Post hole diggers Shredders

Since 1984 Tecnoagri has conceived and manufactured agricultural and industrial equipment. The success that our company gained during these years comes from the great ability and willingness to keep on innovation in order to fully satisfy our customer. The current production focuses on the following fields: - digging up with the following products - moving - soil cultivation - green maintenance The ideas of quality, versatility and safety concerning Tecnoagri products are the basis of our company philosophy, which is supported by an efficient and competent team as well as by the selection of certified and first quality raw materials. Even if it is not a very big company, Tecnoagri is particularly active, dynamic and attentive to innovations. At present about 80% of products are exported in Europe, South Africa, South America, Asia and Australia.

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Tifermec Oleodinamica Srl Via Carlo Marx n.2/a 06012 Cerbara di Citta’ di Castello (PG) ITALIA Tel. +39-075-8510376 Fax +39-075-8510318 tifermec@tifermec.com - tifermec@pec.it www.tifermec.com

Products Backhoes Boom mower Hedge cutter

We are an Italian company manufacturing backhoes and boom mowers, since 1979. With more than 30 years of experience in the agricultural implement and thanks to our great passion for our job we now are one of the leading group in the production and distribution of agricultural machinery in Italy. Our backhoe is suitable for any wheeled and crawler tractor provided with hydraulic lifting devise. High quality material, casehardened and rectified brushings and pins, hydraulic distributor with anticavitation safety valves, joystick levers and cast iron pump make our backhoes totally safe and reliable. Our boom mower is an advanced equipment for grass mowing, hedge and brush crushing. It gives a perfect maintenance of road edges as well as river and channel banks. It can fit any tractor by 3-point hitch and in addition by optional quick coupling stiffening stretchers. We always focus on technology, design and quality of materials used to manufacture our machines, considering these elements as keys to success. Our philosophy is based on high quality and service to our customers. In fact customers are our main point of reference, their satisfaction is our priority! Our products are currently distributed all over the world, especially in Europe and USA.

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Unigreen SpA Via Rinaldi 105 - Loc. Cavazzoli 42124 Reggio Emilia (MO) ITALIA Tel. +39-0522-369811 Fax +39-0522-369898 info@unigreen-spa.com www.unigreen-spa.com

Products Sprayers with cannon

Our history began during the first half of the 80's, producing equipment for agricultural crop protection under the name of Fullspray S.p.A. with a complete range of mounted and trailed herbicide spraying machines of small to medium dimensions. After some rapid developments, market demand required the introduction of an accompanying range of machines equipped with fans (mist blowers). With the incorporation of GB S.p.A., a company already producing mist blowers and large herbicide spraying machines since the 70's, this operation was accomplished. Unigreen S.p.A. was formed by the fusion of the two Companies in the 90's, which , over the years has continually increased its existence in the market until it has become one of the major Italian companies for business volume. Our philosophy has always been to invest in resources for the study of products and highly specialised types of applications, for the territorial complexity and for the multiplicity of crops and cultivation, in which our machines are required to operate. That's why we are sure to have the right product for your needs.

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V.M.A. atomizzatori Srl Via F. Crispi 184 27047 Santa Maria della Versa (PV) ITALIA Tel. +39-0385-278491 Fax +39-0385-278840 info@vmaatomizzatori.it www.vmaatomizzatori.it

Products Sprayers and air blast sprayers Trailed /mounted sprayers and air blast sprayers with cannon

VMA manufactures advanced, reliable, high-performance and user-friendly machinery. These are only a few of the reasons behind the success story of VMA - a manufacturer employing specialists with over three decades' experience. The starting point of our company strategy coincides with the initiative of one man: Giampietro Vitali, then joined by a team of experts able to identify and meet the special requirements of crops such as vines and olive groves. As early as in the Sixties, Mr. Vitali poured his craftsman's creativity into a new industrial enterprise, starting a successful low-volume sprayer manufacturing business. Besides bringing to the new business his know-how and expertise, Mr. Vitali also decided that the company's focus should be on achieving qualitative excellence and guaranteed reliability for each manufactured product. This is why every production phase, from die construction all the way to final testing, is carried out and rigorously qualitychecked internally. The result is a range of top quality products, appreciated even by the most demanding customers and market leaders.

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Vigolo Srl Via dell'Industria, 27/A 36045 Alonte (VI) ITALIA Tel. +39-0444-436247 Fax +39-0444-436237 info@vigolo.com www.vigolo.com

Products Post hole diggers Shredders

VIGOLO was founded in 1963 by the current managing director Luigi Vigolo. Originally set up as a contract firm, it started producing farm equipment back in 1964, manufacturing the first rotary hoes in Italy. These machines were subsequently joined by both fixed and folding power harrows in addition to flail shredders, brush shredders, post hole diggers and subsoilers as VIGOLO extended their product range. From the very start, the main objective has been to manufacture indestructible machinery, and VIGOLO farm equipment is indeed known to this day for its reliability. Since 1969, VIGOLO has been manufacturing for foreign customers, with exports currently accounting for 75% of sales. Competition in the international market has led VIGOLO to adopt an increasingly thorough quality control system. VIGOLO boasts an array of machinery and systems at the cutting edge of technology: from the fully automated case-hardening and tempering system for shafts and gears to the latest generation of robotic welding system. Most parts are in-house produced in order to ensure our manufacturing flexibility, prompt improvements and quality. Hole diggers VIGOLO are particulary suitable to drill on agricultural land, in particular the holes to implant the vineyards or the orchards. Hole diggers VIGOLO are avaible in two different models: TN and TSP. The first one can use bits till 500 mm of diameter and it is suitable to be used on normal kinds of land. The Model TSP can use bits till 1000 mm of diameter and it is the ideal for professional use. Both these models can be fitted out with lever reverse to obviate to manacle of bit. Hole diggers VIGOLO can drill till 1000 mm of depth for model TN and 1200 mm for TSP. Support stand is standard as to permit to stock the hole diggers with bit mounted. Hole diggers VIGOLO can be equiped with sundry bits and accessories.

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Realised in the framework of the Cooperation Project "Improvement and Valorisation of Date Palm in Al Jufrah Oasis"

Implemented by Department of Agricultural and Forest Economics, Engineering, Sciences and Technology of the University of Florence (Italy) with the collaboration of Istituto Agronomico per l'Oltremare of Florence

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Italian machinery and equipment for date palm field operations