|Here is a machine that is pushed like a hand lawnmower. It is said to be able to pick up acorns off turf and roadway. It can be operated by adults and youths who have the strenght to push it. A similar mechanism can be had designed to be towed by a garden tractor. A gang of three machine could be yoked for the garden tractor. It the basic mechanism works well then a stable of machines could make short work of acorn harvesting around the village. Combined with a leaf collector, handoperated or possibily mounted in front on the tractor, could clear a yard of leaves and acorns in one pass. The leaves could be feedstock for a local composting operation selling product in the region.
||Here is an acorn picker-upper called the Nut Wizard that anyone can use, even kids. We tried it - not bad but not perfect.|