In January 2021, we delivered a Fruit-tec ‘Edward’ mechanical pruning saw to the team at Boxford (Suffolk) Farms.
Keen newsletter readers may recall that Boxford Farms took delivery of the UK’s first Fruit-tec REDpulse Duo defoliator last year, which you can read more about here.
The Fruit-tec mechanical pruning saw, which has been specifically designed for use in orchards, fits onto the same frame as the REDpulse Duo, as well as Fruit-tec’s popular Darwin mechanical blossom thinner.
In addition to its unobstructed forward view, the mechanical pruner also benefits from an automatic pivoting feature which prevents the horizontal cutting bar from hitting posts, or hail protection nets. The double blade system and carefully designed blades also ensure the high cutting quality needed to prevent diseases and parasites, such as aphids.
Fruit Tec’s Edward, Darwin and RedPulseDuo provide the ideal equipment combination for orchards looking to reduction of labour costs, while increasing yield, fruit quality, uniform ripening and improved colouration.