N.P.Seymour Ltd

We are a small family business that was set up in 1974 by Nick and Barbara Seymour. Over the years the business has slowly but steadily evolved from a ‘man with a van’ to a key part of the fruit and vine industry. We are proud to have now been in business for over forty years and have been Fendt tractor dealers for more than thirty years with the narrow 200 series being our speciality.

We design, manufacture and supply specialist equipment for the fruit, vineyard and hop industry; from machines to prepare the land for planting, right through production to storage, grading and packing of fruit into boxes for sale. Our bespoke design and build table-top strawberry sprayers lead the way in this sector of the spraying market. We also carry out sales and service of Winery and juice processing machinery as the UK distributor for Bucher Vaslin equipment.

We are proud to continually look to innovations and the latest machinery technology and with that are very pleased to be the UK Supplier of the ProbotIQ X-Pert autonomous driverless system as an add-on for Fendt Vario tractors. Increasing efficiency is key to moving forward for all of us.

This year at the fruit show we will have:

  • A new, first in the UK, tracked platform from West-Tec called the ‘Flexotrac’ which will be fitted with a harvest rig. This fabulous machine has been designed with future robot harvesting in mind. Due to the tracks the platform can operate and keep moving in any conditions whether the weather is wet or dry and the terrain is flay or undulating. The tracks ensure the platform remains stable. The platform can be self-propelled or autonomous in the future with a variety of steering methods.
  • This platform is universal in that it can be used at harvest for picking the fruit, but also the harvest rig can be removed and a platform frame can be added to then use the platform for other tasks such as orchard maintenance or erecting netting.
  • Also, new to the UK, Seymour’s has a REDpulse defoliator for removing leaves on the lower section of fruit walls to improve sunlight access for colouring up and better air circulation around the fruit. http://fruit-tec.com/en/redpulse-duo-en
  • Why is this important? How much does colour effect the market and the pricing? It doesn’t matter what the apple tastes like if it doesn’t meet the minimum colour spec for the variety it won’t make the grade for sale. For example, regarding Gala this is 50% depending on retailer.
  • This machine would work best on fruit wall systems but overall it improves efficiencies at harvest

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