Designs of harvesters for collecting lingonberries


Summer is the time when sweet berries are sung and it's time to pick them up. When difficulties arise during operation, a harvester for collecting lingonberries can help you, which you can do yourself. With this device, you can easily collect whole fruits from your garden. The manufacturing process of the device will not bring any difficulties, and harvesting will be very convenient and interesting.

Materials and construction

Such a hand-made berry harvester is somewhat reminiscent of a scoop.

In order to make such a simple device for small berries with your own hands, you need the most ordinary materials tools that are in every house:

  • Sheet steel;
  • fasteners;
  • tree branches;
  • drill;
  • metal wire.

The design of the device is quite simple, so you can easily make it. It will become simply indispensable to use. Now you can quickly and easily collect the fruits of not only lingonberries, but also blueberries, cranberries and other berries (Fig. 1):

  1. The entire design of this device is a body with handles and a bottom. So that the berries do not fall out again, a comb is provided.
  2. She has a special partition (Fig. 3), which contributes to the collection of crops in large quantities. The main advantage of this device is that lingonberries do not deteriorate at all at the time when they are harvested.
  3. A handle is usually attached to the top (fig. 2) for convenience.
  4. Before starting work, you also need to purchase plywood or plastic, from which the main part is cut (Fig. 1). The rest is done using wire.

Manufacturing technique

  1. In order for the harvester for picking berries to serve you for more than 1 year, you need to carefully carry out calculations, draw up all the drawings and diagrams, which describe in detail the dimensions of all parts of the device.
  2. Next, cut the body and bottom of the combine from the metal piece with special scissors (Fig. 2).
  3. Then proceed to the manufacture of parts for the comb, which is made of wire with a diameter of 3 mm. Prepare a few of these pins no larger than 100 mm.
  4. Bend galvanized steel from one end, you will get a hard edge, at a distance which is a straight line, perpendicular to the long side of the plate.
  5. Make a few holes whose diameter is equal to the caliber of the rods. They are located on the sides of the plate. The most suitable distance between the teeth is 4 mm (Fig. 3).
  6. Bend the ends of the plate so that you have a side. The detail prevents the collected berries from falling; insert the rods into the holes made and fix them with a wooden rail.
  7. The rods should be soldered to the base of the apparatus.
  8. The sides should be cut separately from the bottom of the structure, and their height can be selected as desired. The edges must be bent at right angles to the inside. A bottom is attached to the fold lines, and make rods on the sides so that the device is slightly stiffer.
  9. Use a small amount of galvanized steel to shape the handle. Release a few centimeters from the edges of the strip and bend it at an angle. Fasten the handle to the upper side of the base of the part. Another version of the handle can be made of a metal rod and welded.
  10. In order not to harm your fingers, wrap everything with electrical tape.

Now picking berries will not cause any trouble.

Of course, metal devices are the most durable, but there are options for manufacturing a combine and other materials.

How to make a berry harvester

Other options for creating the device

If you do not know what material to use for the combine, then pay attention to the tree. The manufacturing method is quite simple and practical. What you need:

  • skewers for barbecue;
  • large branches of a tree (approximate diameter of branches is 10-12 cm);
  • saw;
  • chisel;
  • drill;
  • drill;
  • glue.

To start with a saw, make 2 identical circles from branches. Then, using a chisel on one wooden figure, make a hole indented by 1 cm from the edges. The resulting parts need to be sanded properly and rid of splinters and burrs.

After that, proceed to create a comb. For this purpose, you will need a drill and drill, the diameter of which must coincide with the caliber of the barbecue sticks. Drill holes in a circle.

The optimum distance between the holes is not more than 5 mm, so that the berries do not fall to the ground during the collection. When the holes in the first figure are ready, repeat the same with the second. Next, lay one rounded part on top of the other so that their holes match. Using barbecue sticks, pull both pieces apart 15 cm apart and secure the frame with glue. The harvester is ready for collection (Fig. 4).

The easiest way to assemble the combine consists of a durable plastic bottle. For this design, you will also need a knife, a stick, a motive, etc.

Ketchup containers, which are known for their durability, are best suited. A container for mineral water can quickly become unusable. The bottle itself should be small in size, with a large throat, so as to easily get the collected berries.

Make marks on it, a small flag with a couple of teeth. Using a sharp knife, a hole is cut out along the contour, after which the bottle is wrapped around the stick with a cord or fixed with tape.

By turning savvy, you can ease the hard work of collecting lingonberries and other berries in your garden.

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