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Orchard Labour Platforms 

Robust equipment to raise the bar on efficiency  

Driving efficiency during harvest can be the final piece in the puzzle when it comes to achieving a profit on the orchard. Labour teams must be highly productive to balance optimum picking weather, extreme weather forecasts and fruit maturity. When it is time to get the fruit off, you want it done well and fast. Labour platforms ensure you have the capacity to boost productivity, maintain high quality crops and keep labour costs low. With 40 years in the industry, Italian made Billo labour platforms are at the top of the game. Their large range has a platform to suit any orchard, speed up work and keep everyone safe.


  • Popular model for balance, stability, space & manoeuvrability

  • Fits 6 people and 3 fruit bins on deck

  • Maximise labour efficiency on a range of tasks to slash costs

  • Enough room to move on the large 3m or 4m flatbed

  • Pass through bin system

  • Perkins engine

  • 4WD / 4-wheel steer / Auto rearwheel centring

  • Speed 0 - 10 kmph

  • A range of accessories are available



  • Work at two different heights at the same time with two separate working decks,

  • Fits 4 workers with 2 per deck and 2 fruit bins.

  • Provides flexibility across a range of orchard tasks

  • A long-standing model now refined to suit a changing industry

  • Lombardini 3 or 4 cylinder engine

  • Speed 0 - 15 kmph

  • A range of accessories are available


  • Why is Valente considered a leader in crop protection?
    Since 1967, the Valente family have refined their production and design technique to provide innovative solutions that will save you time and money. Starting out in Italy, the company is now reputable across the globe for robust crop protection systems that are tested and proven under harsh conditions. Unlike other companies, Valente Pali produce pre-stressed concrete and galvanized steel posts, anti-hail, windproof and sun-proof solutions so you can obtain all components in one place. Their vision is to support growers build a successful business. They understand complex needs when it comes to designing an efficient, safe, durable and effective structure.
  • What is the best rain and hail protection in Australia?
    When deciding to install crop protection, it is imperative that growers choose a robust and tested system that will stand-up to the harshest conditions. It must be safe, durable and affordable. Experience, design expertise and top quality materials are also essential for a good result. Valente Pali certainly ticks all of these boxes and is arguably the leading crop protection product in Australia. Valente Pali receive endorsement from fifth generation growers Chris and Alex Turnbull who have experienced devastating losses during storms and consequently explored many corners of the globe in search of a product to mitigate weather damage.
  • Do I need to protect my crops?
    Crop protection is the smartest way to cultivate valuable produce. By choosing to invest in a crop protection system, you are choosing to invest in your business and reduce the risks that are out of your control. Most growers who have faced crop loss due to storms prior to harvest go on to cover their crops for future years. Research is also showing that sunburn will become a major factor during the next 10-20 years and that growing class 1 fruit will depend on anti-sun netting.
  • What does it cost to cover my orchard and what is the return on investment?
    The answer to this is not straight forward because there are so many factors to consider. Please do get in touch to have a conversation about your unique needs so that we can give you a more accurate indication of a cost structure that would deliver an efficient solution.



  • A diesel powered model for 4 workers with 2 each side and 1 fruit bin.

  • Perkins or Kohler diesel engine 3 or 4 cylinders

  • Transmission hydrostatic

  • Speed 0-9 kmph

  • Traction 2 or 4 driving / steering wheels

  • Negative brake

  • A range of accessories are available

  • Harvest labour pick straight onto a conveyor belt with this integrated model - no picking bag required.

  • Holds 4 to 6 people

  • Three cyclinder diesel engine

  • Compact design

  • Automatically unload full or empty bins to reduce time spent stationary

  • A range of accessories are available


  • Entry level model that fits 2 workers

  • Kohler or Perkins water-cooled 3-cylinder diesel engine

  • Single hydraulic flatbed

  • Speed 0-10 kmph

  • 2 speed

  • 4 drive wheels / 2 steering wheels

  • A range of accessories are available

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