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blade under a protective cover
which features an open front and
protective rear cowling that
prevents any unwanted throw of
the cut material.
The top cover is fitted with a
plastic moulded bump plate that
triggers a release mechanism that
causes the cutter head to swing
out and around a vine trunk or
trellis post on touching.
A simple tension spring returns
the cutter to its normal working
position on passing the
obstructing trunk or post.
This all happens at normal
tractor working speed without
the need to slow down or stop.
A safety stand is offered with
Details: Ledgard Pruning Systems 08
Braun weed control
FOR keeping ground clear
around vines and fruit trees
without using chemicals, it is
hard to go past the German-
made range of Braun equipment.
Designed and produced at
Burr weiler, in the heart of the
German wine grapegrowing
region, Braun equipment is more
than just a single machine -- it is a
range of attachments that have
been developed for tool bar or
The attachments include tyne
tillers, disc cultivators, rotary
harrows, under-vine weeders,
ridgers, shredders, inter-row seedbed
rollers and deep till tyne ploughs.
The Braun range of tools can
be classified under two headings
-- LUV Perfect for keeping the
ground clear around vines/trees,
and the Vario range of ground
conditioners and cultivators for
inter-row maintenance and
The front-mounted LUV
Perfect dished plough share and
cultivator on a mono vertical
lifting fixture, mounted on the
left and right sides, is available for
front, rear or side mounting to a
tractor. It can be fitted with
plough disc or ploughshares for
summer work and under vine
The front mounted units come
with separate plough guides so
the discs can be set to the correct
depth from any unit, even when
Rear-mounted versions can be
fitted to the left and right hand
sides of a versatile single beam
cultivator with little fuss.
LUV perfect under vine
weeders can configured variously
for both wet (winter) or dry
(summer) soil condition for
keeping the ground around the
vine trunks clear.
In the main, they are tractor
side mounted and are
hydraulically controlled to protect
the vine stems.
Details: Philippe Morin (national
Importer) 08 8388 7597. SA distributor
G&J East, Strathalbyn, 08 8536 373.
Pellenc employs unique design
THE Pellenc Tournesol under-vine
weeder employs a unique design that
allows a set of rotating tynes to
follow the exact contour of the
ground regardless of ground
This concept relies on a heavy
articulated skid that follows the
undulation of the soil and ensures an
accurate cutting depth.
In addition, the rotating bell works
up to and around the vine trunks and
Working speed varies from 2
kilometres an hour to 3 km/h
depending on ground conditions.
The protective shroud means there
is no risk of damaging trunks.
The Tournesol is completely
automatic and requires no operator
control after the initial settings.
There are two models available:
The model TS 1000 LD, a two-blade
tractor side mount unit with a
working diameter of 500mm and the
TS 2250 AR double module three-
point linkage mounted unit for
working under multiple rows.
This double module unit features
automatic self-centring, is adjustable
for working row widths from 2.4
metres to 3m and has a manual shut-
off for lift or right hand working when
This unit also features a 60-litre
power pack with rear drive for
powering auxiliary equipment.
The TS 2250 AR unit is also
available as a multifunction
attachment for Pellenc harvesters.
Both models have working speeds
Details: 08 8244 7700.
Ph 8347-7600 163 Francis Road, Wingfield
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