Blueberry Harvesters

Ever wonder what a blueberry harvesting machine looks like?  Look no more — see three different types below.

A Blueberry Harvester from

A Blueberry Harvester from Oxbo.

A Blueberry Harvester from Littau.

A Blueberry Harvester from Littau.

A Blueberry Harvester from BEI International.

A Blueberry Harvester from BEI International.

Prices range from about $60,000 to well over $100,000.  Serious cost for a blueberry grower, but with the problems of securing harvest hand labor they are becoming more of a necessity rather than a luxury.  I expect more growers to go this route in the future.  Not only will it reduce the need for hand harvest, but also it can reduce food safety issues (less handling).