Function: TERRAL weeder blades with rotating tools are used for the mechanical maintenance and weeding of the soil at the foot of the vine. . There are several ways to maintain this area: ploughing, stirring the soil, lifting the soil, mowing, etc. Maintaining this area so that it remains clear and free of weeds increases vine yield, since the weeds will not have to compete for resources from the soil. The TERRAL grape hoe weeder helps to quickly eradicate weeds growing under the vines, without having to resort to phytopharmaceutical products.
Use: The weeder is used throughout the year, to keep the soil at the foot of the vine clear of new shoots and weeds. However, it will be more in demand from March to July. It can be used on all types of soils, whether they are clay, limestone, sandy, or stony. However, using it on very hard soils is not recommended, as this could damage the machine and the vines.
In the vast majority of cases, grape hoe weeders are used in pairs, i.e. two half-rows are worked on at the same time.
How it works: The trunk avoidance system, which consists of a sensor and a double-acting jack, allows the blade (and the various tools) to retract when they come into contact with the trunk and return to their working position once they have moved past it. Combined with the tractor’s forward movement, this system allows you to work on the soil at the foot of the vine without ever touching the vine itself. The blade lifts (and digs up) weeds from the soil at the foot of the vine, thereby freshening up the plant. The machine’s multiple settings allow it to adapt to all types of vineyard.
Hitch: The TERRAL blade weeder is a tool that can be used with a wide range of chassis or ploughing frames on the market. It is usually mounted on a TERRAL frame (provided for this purpose), which can be coupled to the front or rear of the tractor. The grape hoe weeder can be used with other tools such as a TERRAL trimmer, a TERRAL shredder, or a soil-working tool.
Feed rate: between 2 and 6 km/h (depending on the type of ground and how clean the soil at the foot of the vine is)