Lug Tipper

GP Graders have re-invented the lug tipper, and have thereby revolutionized the cherry industry. Simple, fast, and gentle. The problems of the old-style lug tippers have been eliminated with this brilliant new design from GP Graders.

Full lugs of cherries are loaded in rows of 2, 3 or 4 lugs depending on the width of the receival tank. Lugs are carried forward and clamped tight as they submerge into the receival tank for a gentle, zero impact release in water. Lugs are washed through water before being elevated, then released in unison onto a take away conveyor for re-palletizing the empty lugs.

GP Graders new lug tipper is so simple and unproblematic it will stand as the new benchmark for the cherry industry.



  • Three model widths of 2, 3 or 5 lugs
  • Time between each row of lugs - 5 seconds
  • Lugs do not turn any corners
  • Fully electric - no hydraulic equipment
  • Begin submersion of full lug at 20˚ angle
  • Automatic exit feed to re-palletising
  • 180˚ degree rotation cycle
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Motor with speed controller (inverter)
Lug Tipper