5 types of equipment worth investing in for the future of your winemaking

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war on polluting car emissions and waste

The Global Pollution Front is resuming deliveries of cleaner inter-row tractors. Fendt 200, Same Frutteto, New Holland T4, Landini Rex 4, Claas Nexos, Massey MF3 etc. all new models introduced in the new special edition Vine now comply with the so-called “Stage V” standard. Very often, after 80 horsepower, pollution protection systems alone or the associated FAP, DOC or even EGR are no longer enough. Selective catalytic reduction, known as SCR, is reaching a new level. Buying a new tractor from the updated line this year will definitely not cut your Adblue refill costs. If new models can consume less, these additional costs will need to be taken into account, while not forgetting the increase in prices by manufacturers.

Stop spending too! New players are suggesting an audit of your energy consumption in the vineyard and cellar. On our pages, Lovatt keeps track of energy losses.

Say goodbye to herbicides and drift

If the rope wraps around the mouth of the glyphosate canister, the chair she’s sitting in hasn’t been pushed yet. However, his announced end remains in all spirits. So growers compete in their imagination to come up with intermediate tools that are supposed to always be more efficient, copying the soil better (Magneto or Actisol mowers) or getting as close as possible to vines with original configurations (Boisselet or Belhomme flat discs) . Breakthrough technologies such as electrocution with the New Holland Xpower XPS are applied even in narrow vineyards.

With the establishment of uncultivated zones (ZNT), drift is not excluded. The most important developments can be seen on the recovery panels and face-to-face descents. Take a look at Tecnoma’s new Panel’jet, the containment shell on the Bakus robot, or even Pellenc’s Air-D Control, which uses PWM technology to modulate flow by opening and closing outlets very quickly.

Do without manpower and protect what remains

Another pressing problem is the lack of people in the vineyards. The consequence is an unprecedented explosion of robotics and work automation. Trektor by Sitia, YV01 by Yanmar, Jo by Naïo, Romax Viti, Slopehelper, Monarch, Traxx by Exxact Robotics, and more. Not a single vine escapes him.

And if by chance you manage to keep employees, other equipment will help them to better cope with heavy tasks. Because the supply of exoskeletons has also increased dramatically. On our pages we find no less than 9 solutions proposed for the vineyard and cellar.

Confronting climate change

Now every season brings its share of disasters. First, the gel. Thanks to the phenomena of these two sources, the offer of wood-burning heaters is expanding. These are wind turbines too. Now they promise to be less noisy, like Climawiki’s DS-Eole. And the climate blows either hot or cold. Shadow networks are trying to become more democratic. they find another use with hail protection (Cov’Impact).

To make better use of water, equipment manufacturers and geographic information specialists such as TerraNIS strive to accurately characterize the water conditions at each site.

Get ahead of the tastes of consumers and surprise them

Ultimately, we must also live up to customer and consumer expectations. More and more vinification equipment is coming into the cellar, such as Bucher X Plus plums, LogiCO2, Purg’ciel and Occion. Real Decision Support Tools (DST) assist cellar technicians in their technical orientation, such as Vinventions’ Sentia, Oenofoss Go or, more broadly, the Winery Platform or Pellenc Connect. For visitors there are also surprises in the cellars. Jars and eggs breed. a wine tourist looking for a tasting experience. And the customer is always right.

To find out more feel free to read the special edition “Viti-oeno equipment: novelties 2022-2023” what Vine just published. To order here.