This pioneering orchard defoliator, which aims to improve colour and Class 1 fruit, has been developed by German manufacturers Fruit-tec. Working in partnership with ERO, Germany’s leading manufacturer of specialist viticulture machinery who produce the Elite and VITIpulse defoliators, Fruit-tec recently released its REDpulse Duo for top fruit growers.
Today’s growers are under a lot of pressure from supermarket buyers who recognise that consumers are drawn to bright, attractive looking fruit. The pneumatic REDpulse Duo emits a high frequency pulsating air stream to remove leaves from the middle to lower half of the tree. This in turn helps to aerate fruit and allows for more sunlight to penetrate through the canopy to the fruit, increasing colouration and making picking easier.
The Fruit-tec defoliator can also be attached to the same frame as the Darwin mechanical blossom thinner, another revolutionary product from Fruit-tec.
- Increased light and temperature exposure
- Compact harvest window
- Even coloration
- Number of pickings reduced
- Better aeration and less humidity on fruit skin (fungal infections)
- Comfortable operation via joystick and tablet or smartphone
- Front attached for optimal view
- Fits to Edward comfort system
Technical Data REDpulse Duo
|Operating Height||570 mm – 1.210 mm|
|Operating Depth||400 mm – 600 mm|
|Operating Pressure||0,6 bar – 09 bar (adjustable)|
|Driving Speed||1,8 km/h – 2,5 km/h|
|N° of Rotors||2 (Duo), each 2 nozzles|
|Power demand PTO||60 kW (81 PS)|