Mechanical summer trimming and de-leafing are an essential part of the annual cycle and Vitifruit Equipment offer a full range of options to suit vineyards from the smallest to the largest.
The selection is made according to budget, required work rate efficiency and type of hydraulic systems available on the tractor. For those on a tight budget the Fehrenbach trimmers come into focus, then medium sized vineyards use the Stockmayer trimmers and de-leafers and the larger vineyards use the Provitis system type approach having one mast on to which can be attached a multitude of tools i.e. trimmer, de-leafer, summer lifting and tying in machine, bud rubber, pre-pruner and the amazing cane pulling out machine for use after pruning. Most of these tools are also available for hire.