Coëx, France: Winegrowers living in different areas of the world have different climates, landscapes, micro-organisms, yield, grape varieties, and they must adapt their growing and harvesting practices to local conditions across different geographies.
New Holland has launched a new blue destemmer mesh to extend its existing range and provides every vinegrower across the world with a suitable solution, in every condition.
The on-board destemmer has been part of the New Holland Braud grape harvesters’ DNA since their launch in 2002. Available on all grape harvesters, this system detaches grapes from stems and separates the detached stems from the grapes, removing stem fragments, petioles and leaves to ensure only the grapes go into the hoppers. This system improves harvest quality significantly. It can be easily mounted on every grape harvesters’ destemmer already produced.
“When sorting grapes, a grape harvester needs to adapt the meshing sizes to achieve the best sorting capacity, removing all unwanted MOG (Material Other than Grape) to keep only the best grapes. By extending the mesh offering, we are effectively giving our customers additional possibilities on their destemmer for targeting the sorting and obtain excellence with their grapes to make the best wines,” says Philippe Boisseau, Marketing Specialist for Grape and Olive Harvesters at New Holland Agriculture Global.
Presented at SITEVI 2019, the new, blue-coloured destemmer mesh features smaller holes to improve the harvest quality for small grapes, such as merlot or cabernet. The new mesh improves the sorting of small MOG and delivers premium grape sample quality, especially for the red grapes.
This new destemmer enables a suitable machine throughput with mesh permeability. The blue mesh design, with a higher number of smaller holes, removes more MOG, maintaining a suitably high capacity in average yields.