ColdPICK mobile postharvest pre-cooler



The ColdPICK M1 is a highly mobile postharvest pre-cooler designed for placement in field next to a picking crew. A standard 20-person picking crew typically picks one stack every 10-15 minutes. The speed and efficiency of the ColdPICK M1 enables stacks to be continuously loaded and moved through the system as they are picked. The ColdPICK M1 processes 1,000 lbs/hour (roughly one pallet). Multiple ColdPICK M1s can be cross-docked to accommodate larger harvest operations so that several picking crews can work alongside each other.

How It WorksColdpick Crew

  1. Produce is picked and packaged by the picking crew and loaded into flats or lugs.
  2. The stacks of flats or lugs are manually placed on the loading conveyor.
  3. The stacks are pushed into the chilling chamber for pre-cooling, making way for the next stacks to be loaded.
  4. Chilled stacks are discharged as new stacks are introduced to the chilling chamber.
  5. The stacks are transferred to a reefer truck where they are assembled onto a pallet.
  6. Once full, the refrigerated truck ships produce to the customer or distribution center.

Best Suited For

  • Fields using scheduled route system pick-ups
  • Operations that regularly change harvest locations during or between seasons, whether on-site (at large farms) or between sites (ex: from California in the summer to the Baja Peninsula in the fall)

Key Features

  • Trailer mounted for easy site-to-site transport
  • Adaptive Refrigeration System
  • ColdPICK Air Circulation System


Length 24 feet (7.3 meters)
Width 9 feet (2.8 meters)
Height (off trailer) 12 feet (3.6 meters)
Processing Capacity
Chilling Capacity@32°F 1,000 lbs/hour (450 kgs/hour)
Load Capacity 1,200 lbs (544 kg)
Maximum Stack Height 56 inches (142 cm)
Refrigerant R407F
Air Temperature 29°F (-1.7°C) to 36°F (2.2°C)
No. of Fans 2
Voltage 460-480 VAC 60 Hz, 3 phase
Genset Power 60-80 kW
Evaporator 12TR, 27°F (-2.78°C)