Harvesting device

Tuijl, B.A.J. van; Wais, E.


A harvesting device for harvesting a target with a peduncle comprises a main frame; a stabilizing apparatus to connect to the target and hold the target in a fixed orientation with respect to the main frame; a cutting device connected to the main frame; and first and second movement systems. The cutting device comprises a first cutting portion and a second cutting portion able to rotate around the target and come together at the peduncle, with the first cutting portion having a knife edge. The first movement system is for rotating at least the second cutting portion around the target so that the second cutting portion rests against the peduncle; and the second movement system is for rotating at least the first cutting portion so that the knife edge cuts through the peduncle.