Case IH Coffee Harvester Boosts Efficiency for Angolan Growers

Case IH Coffee Harvester Boosts Efficiency for Angolan Growers

Demonstration of Case IH Coffee Harvester in field to Angolan coffee growers. Photo credit: Multiauto LDA

Demonstration of Case IH Coffee Harvester in field to Angolan coffee growers. Photo credit: Multiauto LDA

Demonstration of Case IH Coffee Harvester in field to Angolan coffee growers. Photo credit: Multiauto LDA

Demonstration of Case IH Coffee Harvester in field to Angolan coffee growers. Photo credit: Multiauto LDA

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Sustainable Products and Innovation

CONTENT: Article

Angolan coffee growers now have access to a world-leading coffee harvesting machine thanks to the availability of the Case IH Coffee Express 200 Multi harvester.

Thirty-five farmers from coffee growing regions in Angola, as well as five farmers from Ethiopia, recently attended the launch of Case IH self-propelled coffee harvester at Vissolela Farm in Quibala, situated in Cuanza Sul province in the subtropical highlands of central Angola.

Coffee Express harvesters have been manufactured by Case IH, a CNH Industrial brand, for many years, and are well-proven in other markets around the world, such as in Central and South America.

Gentle handling

During the demonstration farmers were particularly impressed by the gentle handling, which meant there was low defoliation of the plants throughout the high performance harvesting operation. Minimal wastage and the outstanding quality of the coffee cherries picked also earned the growers’ admiration.

The brand’s coffee harvesting equipment employs a professional bean harvesting technology. Its unique system also provides greater versatility, giving the producer the option to do selective or full harvesting. Equipped with a fuel-efficient engine and easy maintenance, Case IH harvesters benefit from reduced operating costs, increasing the producer’s productivity and profitability.

The machines incorporate a pair of vertical rollers, revolving at up to 0.5 turns/minute, which are fitted with nylon fingers to gently remove the coffee cherries, minimising the risk of plant damage. The rollers are fitted with 1,248 fingers which are 576mm long and 480 fingers which are 520mm long, a blend that provides the best levels of harvesting performance and minimum crop and plant damage.

A swift and dependable machine

The self-propelled Coffee Express 200 is powered by the new 3-cylinder FPT S8000 TIER 3 engine producing 75hp (56 kW), supplied by a 75-litre tank.

According to Enio Miranda, General Manager of the host farm in Quibala, world class mechanization has become a necessity in the highly competitive worldwide coffee production industry. The Case IH Coffee Express 200 Multi harvester ensures swift, efficient harvesting and contributes to more accurate and reliable results.

Yonas Kebede Megersa, farmer and coffee consultant in Ethiopia, commented on the dependability of Case IH products: “The Case IH network for service and parts sets the CE 200 Multi apart from its competitors. As Case IH is the only supplier with a capillary network of service points and spare parts depot in the proximity makes me feel I can go through an entire season of harvesting no matter what may eventually happen to the machine. This gives me peace of mind, knowing I can always deliver on promises to my customers too.”

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