Hardco LLC

11504 Occidental
Yakima, WA 98903

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 1
Total Value of Awards $80K
First Award Date 01/01/05
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/05

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Hanks Malcolm Hanks 1 Message

1 Award Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2005
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05

Fruit is currently harvested by hand with the only aids being a ladder and a picking bag. Fruit is placed in a storage bin in the orchard by the picker. No apples are currently being mechanically harvested for the fresh market in the U.S. A key barrier to achieving the labor savings of mechanization is the lack of a Dry Bin Filler that doesn't d...