Function: The TERRAL front windrower collects lumber from the middle of the interrow so that it can shredded or chipped. It is often used to remove lumber from the foot of the vine, in order to leave the vine and soil clean.
Use: The TERRAL windrower is used just after the pruning period (January to April). It is best to use it when the weeds are just starting to grow, so that the soil at the foot of the vine can be thoroughly cleared of debris, ready for when you want to use the grape hoe weeder.
How it works: Combined with the flexibility of the vine shoots and the direction of the ball joint, the controlled rotation of the heads allows the machine to follow the line of vine stocks, collecting the lumber and vine debris in the middle of the interrow. The pivoting chassis allows the machine to adapt to sloping ground.
Hitch: The TERRAL front windrower is only mounted at the front of the tractor in order to ensure that the driver has a clear view. This also allows the tractor to straddle the windrow created by the machine, and means it can be used with a vine picker or an above-ground shredder.
Feed rate: 3 to 8 km/h depending on the amount of lumber and debris