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Digger the Dog

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Telescopic Fruit Pickers
« on: July 11, 2017, 18:33 »
Does anyone have any recommendations for telescopic fruit pickers? I've never had to pick fruit in any quantity before but I certainly will have to this year.

I've seen some from a company called Darlac for around 50 and some that are cheaper.

http://darlac.com/?product=dp115-telescopic-fruit-picker


jezza

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Re: Telescopic Fruit Pickers
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 23:03 »
hi try wolf tools they have 2 lengths of telescopic handle and a good fruit picker  I found a company called world of wolf at sunshine garden centre in London they had 10% off offer on when I bought a new one last year,it old one was 22 year old it got bent picking 1.5lb howgate apples at full handle length   jezza

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Re: Telescopic Fruit Pickers
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 19:38 »
That's only 5 1/2 feet long - hardly seems worth it.

I cut the bottom off a 2lt water bottle, cut a notch in it for stubborn apples and taped the bottle to an 18ft window cleaning pole. if you don't need too much extra reach a broom handle would do.
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Re: Telescopic Fruit Pickers
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 20:48 »
Fishing telescopic fibreglass landing net handles are cheap then just make a net or plastic bottle picker head with stalk slots.

Bound to be somebody with a diy version on youtube.

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Re: Telescopic Fruit Pickers
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 22:48 »
hi wolf zm 4 is 12 feet at full extention plus the height of the person using it world of wolf have offers on  jezza

Digger the Dog

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Re: Telescopic Fruit Pickers
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 18:08 »
Thank you every one for your replies

I have always been a bit wary of tools that have multi use "heads" but I'll give the Wolf one a go

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Re: Telescopic Fruit Pickers
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 22:31 »
I have the Wolf apple picker attachment.  It's a sturdy piece of work; you can get about 3 apples in the bag at a time if you want. 

Like all similar design pickers, it's a little brutish in removing the apple from the tree if the apple isn't fully ready to detach.  It takes a few mm of the woody stem as well as the apple.  But it's been a Godsend for me and my apple tree, which must be 40 years old at least, and about 80% of the fruit is almost impossible to pick from the ground otherwise.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Telescopic Fruit Pickers
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 10:23 »
That's only 5 1/2 feet long - hardly seems worth it.

I cut the bottom off a 2lt water bottle, cut a notch in it for stubborn apples and taped the bottle to an 18ft window cleaning pole. if you don't need too much extra reach a broom handle would do.

Ours is on a slightly  ::) shorter window cleaning pole, but that's ours.   :)  Water bottle picker works for damsons too, which are high and fiddly to pick.
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Digger the Dog

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Re: Telescopic Fruit Pickers
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 10:10 »
Now received tried the Wolf Apple Picker and it works very well - Many thanks everyone.

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Re: Telescopic Fruit Pickers
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 21:15 »
Excellent, glad you're pleased with it!



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