FT series dial, pocket Fruit Penetrometer from TR Turoni, Italy.
This small and very manageable tool is perfectly designed to quickly test the ripeness and proper picking maturity of fresh fruit and vegetables in the field.
The FT series Fruit Penetrometer measures the penetration and squashing of fruit pulp by using an indenter tip of specific dimension, to give one of the most accurate tests available. The resulting pressure is displayed on the dial in (Lb) Pounds and also (Kg) Kilograms.
With its compact size, these penetrometers are one of the most practical and accurate Fruit Testers available. They can be used either handheld or drill-press mounted.
All penetrometers include a skin peeler and splash plate for convenient use.
|MODELS||FRUIT TYPE||DIAL RANGE||TEST TIP SIZE|
Cherries, Strawberries, Grapes, Blueberries and other small fruits
|1kg x 10grams||6mm*|
Citrus, Melons, Plums & other Soft Fruits
|5kg x 50grams||8 & 11mm|
Apples, Peaches, Pears, Avocado, Kiwi, Tomatoes, etc
|13kg x 100grams||8 & 11mm|
Fruits that measure more than 12kg, like avocados
|20kg x 200grams||8 & 11mm|
A test stand (FT-stand) and replacement test tip sets are also available on request.
* FT-02 can include optional test tip set (of 5) for small fruits, berries etc 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, & 3mm (additional $195 ex. GST)