Full-row pendulum knife trimmer



Full-row pendulum knife trimmer

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Function: TERRAL pruning machines are designed to maintain the plant system of a vineyard During the vegetation cycle, winegrowers regularly use them to cut off vine wood that grows on the sides and top of the vine rows (lopping). The aim of this work is to keep the area underneath the vine clear by removing new branches that may be susceptible to disease.

Use: The pruner is used during the vine’s vegetative development cycle (April to August). It is best to use it on wood (or branches) that are not yet lignified (have not become too hard), i.e. use it on green branches that are still growing. Branch length has no affect on the machine’s performance

How it works: The rotation speed and the sharpness of the knives, combined with the angle of the cutting panels, allows for a clean cut of the vine foliage. The machine’s multiple settings (angle and spacing) allow it to adapt to all types of vineyard.

Hitch: The TERRAL trimmer can only be mounted onto the front of the tractor, to combine trimming with the use of another tool at the rear, such as the TERRAL shredder, or a soil-working tool. It can also be mounted directly onto the rear of the tractor on the 3-point hitch or on a bogie. The single full row trimmer only cultivates every second interrow. This allows for one interrow to be ploughed while the other grassy interrow can be used for driving along. The single full row pendulum trimmer also makes it possible to work on sloping vineyards, which are typical of certain wine-growing regions.

Feed rate: from 6 to 15 km/h depending on how stiff the vines are and how flat the soil is between vine rows.

Memo: The most remarkable feature of this machine is its name! Indeed, depending on the region, the name of this machine is not the same:

  • In the great southeastern quarter of France it is an “écimeuse” or “pruning machine”
  • In the southwestern and northeastern quarter of France it is a “rogneuse” or “leaf cutter”
  • In other regions, such as the Charentes or the Loire, it is a “faucilleuse” or “scythe machine”
  • In other regions of France, the terms “écourteuse” and “estrapeuse” are used.


Trimmer versions:
From 3 to 5 knives on the side panels (from 110 to 170 cm) with the possibility of having the last knife tiltable (sylvose cut)
From 2 to 3 knives on the top panels (75 to 110 cm)
Hydraulic lateral offset adjustment
Hydraulic head tilt adjustment
Hydraulic top panel height adjustment
Hydraulic crop thickness adjustment
Multi-position adjustable rotary feeder
Rear chassis on 3-point hitch (CAT1 or CAT2)
2-wheeled cart
4-wheeled bogie
Protective grating
Manual distributor (only for tractors without cab)
Electrohydraulic joystick control
Electric cooler with thermal probe
Standard features:
Pendulum mast
Hydraulic machine height adjustment
Mechanical lateral offset adjustment
Mechanical head tilt adjustment
3 to 5 heavy-duty hydraulic motors, depending on the model
Blade hub and motor counter bearing
Manual screw adjustment of side panel angle
Independent manual height adjustment of the top panels
Manual crop thickness adjustment (distance between side panels)
Manual adjustment of the upper panels by means of a tilting plate (can be folded away completely for road use or storage)
Manual height adjustment of the upper panel
Spring-loaded safety device on side panels
Gravity safety device on upper panel (can be screwed down)
6° cutting angle towards the crop for a clean cut
Stainless steel protective housing (prevents oxidation due to build-up of vegetation)
Stainless steel knives (for durability)
Mounting bracket at the front of the tractor
Storage bracket


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