Desert Fruit Namibia, a Namibian-registered private company producing dates and bulbs on the banks of the Orange River, proudly revealed new technology in the form of Date Cage Harvesting, attached to new Manitou telehandlers. This new equipment has been designed and implemented in association with the Namibian company Expert Mining Solutions.

Seth Holmes, Managing Director explains: “We are proud of the new technology which enhances our output and contributes towards a more effective and efficient operation. The new cages can carry up to 6 people and hold more than one ton of produce before needing an offload. Not only do these cages carry more weight, enabling us to harvest more with each lift; they are also equipped with lights for night harvesting to avoid the day-time heat while guaranteeing a fresher product.”