THE NEW GENERATION OF TOWED GRAPE HARVESTERS
There is no doubt that mechanical harvesters are a more economical option when it comes to bringing in the final crop, costing around one third of hand harvesting.
In 2019, using his Pellenc 890 in a vineyard with 2-metre spacing, producing a yield of approximately 15 tonnes per hectare, Sam Barnes recorded the cost of harvest to be just £75 per tonne. By comparison, the industry recommended average labour cost for grape harvesting is £200 – £250 per tonne.
Striving to give growers access to the very latest technology, which will help increase efficiency and profitability in their businesses, in 2020 NP Seymour was appointed by Pellenc as the UK agent for its range of mechanical harvesters.
The portfolio comprises various models, with both trailed and self-propelled options all offering UK viticulturists access to revolutionary labour-saving machines.
- Harvesting capacity identical to that of a self-propelled harvesting machine
- 50% less expensive than a self-propelled harvesting machine
- Fuel savings through ECO POWER management: optimisation of the PTO speed according to the hydraulic requirements of the machine
- Total bin capacity of up to 3600 litres
- 7-inch touch screen
- Secure washing platform
- Remote washing controls
- Centralised greasing
- Flexible Sorter Conveyor: up to 5% more harvest in your bins!
- New tray shape: optimal sealing
- New generation picking arm
- SELECTIV PROCESS: 99.82 % cleanliness
EASY TO HANDLE
- Auto-guidance system in the rows
- Semi-automatic slope levelling
- Optimised headland turning with the wide-angle drawbar
- AUTO TORQUE traction: a machine with driver assistance technology for slopes and headlands