Turners and Growers took delivery of 18 x new Hydralada Compact 300 Model Machines this year. These machines have been busy harvesting apples on their orchards all over Hawkes Bay. With a worrying labour shortage in the industry due to COVID quarantine, growers know that mechanising picking fruit with machines significantly increases the output of one worker. A Hydralada orchard platform can be used in all high density orchards, both two dimensional as well as three dimensional plantings. No climbing ladders or carrying heavy picking bags makes picking, pruning, and tree training so much easier.