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Cocunut/Palm tree climbing device

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Technology Category:

Mixed return (social and commercial) technology

Technology Description:

The Innovator has developed a simple, safe, easy to use device for any season and by any person, cutting down the climbing time to 1-2 minutes for a 40 m tree as against 4-5 minutes as conversationally required. It can be an income generating product for NGOs working for economic empowerment. An Indian patent no. (194566) has been granted to this innovation. The project has been supported under MVIF. His long customer list includes clients from North and South America and South Asian a coastal countries. His unit has been registered in the name of St. Mary Industrial Complex and Research Center.

In News :


· Application: As a climbing device for trees belonging to ‘arecacea’ family such as coconut, areca-nut and palm, for fruit harvesting, spraying pesticides and conducting experiments

· Alternate application: As a climbing device for electric post

· Market potential : the device is having huge potential in palm tree cultivated areas such as southern Indian states, Middle East Asian countries, South East Asian countries, Australia, – Oceania countries, African countries, Indian sub continent countries

Technology Status:
Ready to Market / License

IPR Status:
Patent granted


The device is used to climb on tall palms to pluck fruits and apply pesticides.

Performance Parameters:

Cuts down climbing time to 1/4 when compared with conventional methods while enhancing safety

Bench marking (technical and market):

Time and cost efficient, enhance safety

Technical Details

Material of Construction:

MS steel, steel rope wire (steel wires of 19 strings – as a rope) and rubber pad.


5 kgs


Muscular power.


The user can climb 40m in 1-2 minutes.

Manpower Required:

One person

Innovation Profile

Innovator Name:
Mr. M J Joseph alias Appachan

Prior Informed Consent:

Incubation Assistance:
National Innovation Foundation (NIF)

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