In an area of 200 hectares near Coquimbo, an Apollo is used to collect celery, a key ingredient in Chilean cuisine. Celery needs to be eaten fresh, so prompt harvesting and shipment are essential.
Our Apollo (sold in Chile by Dieci dealer Salinas y Fabres) has a special attachment, mounted at the top of the lifting boom, that helps it to securely lift large 42-crate pallets, loading them quickly onto refrigerated trucks that take the fresh produce to markets throughout the country, as well as others in Peru and Argentina. The nearly 6-metre-long boom extension and the sideshift plate enable the Apollo operator to quickly and optimally deposit loads onto the variously sized wholesaler vehicles that arrive in Coquimbo to collect produce.
The compact dimensions of the Apollo, its 2600 kg load capacity and its excellent power output and manoeuvrability, even on uneven ground, make it ideal for completing loading tasks quickly and safely. And once the celery is harvested, Apollo turns its attention to crops of cabbages, followed by potatoes, carrots and all the other typical produce that make the Coquimbo Region a fresh food paradise.