UZ – Rear Mounting Vineyard Defoliators/Leaf Pluckers


KMS Rinklin Vineyard Defoliators/Leaf Pluckers provide a well ventilated fruit zone and not only thin out the fruit zone carefully and gently, but also expels the cut foliage cleanly. This not only reduces fungal infections in the fruit zone, but also in the bunches themselves.

The vine leaves whether large or small, dry or wet are plucked off by a suction fan between a rubber cylinder and a hollow cylinder. The removed leaves are ejected forward into the row and away from the canopy.

Unique to the KMS plucker is the optional DUO Turbine available on the full range of models. This provides a second fan mounted behind the plucker head that blows a jet of air into the canopy to remove inflorescence residues from grapes.

A well-ventilated grape zone makes a major contribution towards grape health.

The single row overrow “UZ” rear mounted defoliator by KMS Rinklin offers all the same features as the front mounted UZ version but is mounted on the 3 point linkage with the choice of a single axle or dual axle chassis. This may suit a customer that is wanting to run a trimmer on the front of the machine and pluck in the same pass. The rear mounted plucker also comes with a Hydraulic Power Pack integrated into the carrier frame (PTO driven), therefore suiting tractors with lower hydraulic capacity


Base Features:

  • Single axle chassis
  • Overrow frame with 500mm hydraulic width adjustment as standard
  • HD KMS lift mast 100x100x800mm stroke with zero clearance bearings and low maintenance
  • Hydraulic lateral shift of complete overrow frame
  • Turbine housing aluminium, powder-coated, opens for cleaning
  • Roller housing stainless steel, opens for cleaning
  • Hydraulic MONO turbine
  • Steel blower fan, self-cleaning
  • Suction roller, round holes
  • Rubber rollers
  • Stepless adjustment of roll speed
  • Row sensing: gas-pressure-damped parallelogram
  • Manual tilt of plucker head
  • Oil cooler with thermal switch
  • Hydraulic Power Pack integrated into the carrier frame (PTO driven)


Optional Features:

  • Tandem axle chassis
  • Standard or comfort joysticks
  • DUO Turbine option available on all models
  • Reversible rollers
  • Optional slotted suction rollers
  • Hydraulic tilt of plucker heads
  • Hydraulic Pre-Trimmer attachment

Specifications – UZ Rear Mounting Defoliator


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