Cherry-pickers in France
By Judy Evans
June 30, 2017 2:29am CST
We didn’t quite know what we were coming to when we saw the above in the distance on our travels in France. As we got closer we could see they are what we know as ‘cherry-pickers’ but all arranged neatly with their platforms high in the air. One of these is just what we need to put up the lights for our outdoor concerts. I don’t think they’d miss one if we hitched it to the back of the motor-home, do you?
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• Gainesville, Florida
Wow, it's interesting to know that you call them the same thing we call them here in America! You wouldn't believe how many times I have said the word "cherry-picker" only to have people stare at me liking I was talking in a foreign language.
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• Genova, Italy
From what I see in the picture, they seem like platforms designed to lift the people (Normally the workers). That seems to be an establishment suitable for the sale of these machines. Obviously I think they also work well to keep up the spotlights. Do you need one of these?
@TheHorse Cherry picking is made manually, sometimes using ladders, I have never seen people using those machines. Cherry trees are kept very low, so that sometimes you do not even need ladders. This is the photo or real cherry picking in France.