Overcome the labour shortage and secure a KMS Barrel Pruner today!

KMS Rinklin Pre-Pruners/Barrel Pruners can be customised to work for most tractor set-ups and vineyard conditions, and significantly reduce manual pruning requirements and worker fatigue.

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The KMS Rinklin Vario 400 is a top of the range, robust pre-pruner suited to larger vineyard operations. The Vario 400 cutting head can be extended for varying methods of pruning and extensions can be customised to suit all canopy types and heights.

Find out more about the Vario 400/7 below and take advantage of the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 Finance Offer* extended until 30 June 2022!

Actual unit basic specs:

  • Demonstrator available!
  • 7 pairs of wear resistant star cutters
  • Stable tubular steel frame
  • Hydraulic opening and closing
  • Transparent protective curtain
  • Protective screen left/right
  • Central suspension 22mm diameter
  • Hydraulic cutter drive
  • Drive overload protection
  • Prices from $20,200+GST

We have a number of Pre-Pruners in-stock throughout our dealer network, and a pre-mounted John Deere Tractor and KMS Pre-Pruner available for lease in Marlborough.

*Conditions apply. Finance available through DLL to approved commercial applicants only. Offer is based on 2.99% interest, 1/3 deposit, 1/3 in 2023, 1/3 in 2024, and GST back in month 3. Fees and charges of $295 apply. If not amended or withdrawn earlier, the promotion expires on 30/06/2022. Other finance options are available.

The Autumn and Winter pruning season is fast approaching. This is the busiest season for hands-on tasks in the vineyard. In face of continuing shortage of skilled workers this season, operators will likely rely on machinery to play an essential role in this years pruning season.

To help negate some of the challenges faced by the labour shortage, Landlogic has several KMS Rinklin Pre-Pruners/Barrel Pruners in stock. These German-built machines can be customised to work for most tractor set-ups and vineyard conditions, and significantly reduce manual pruning requirements and worker fatigue.

The robust knives, made of stainless cutlery steel, move in such a way that it is impossible to cut through the wires, and the superior post-detection system means operators can prune much lower than if using a vineyard trimmer. Sensitive feelers identify upcoming posts and trigger sensors that open and shut the cutting heads automatically.

The system works for all post types; wood, metal or plastic, and unlike designs that rely on light sensors to trigger the open/close function, KMS Rinklin Pre-Pruners can be used on vines with or without foliage.

The post-detection system is also easily programmed by the operator, in the cab, to suit different ground speeds, and terrain where post angles vary (uphill or downhill).

With plant health in mind, KMS Rinklin has developed an ‘Exact-Disc’ bottom cutting knife which provides a cleaner cut, in comparison to a standard star/saw set-up, which improves the plant healing process.

 For more information, please Contact Us or get in touch with Your Local Dealer.

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