A pruning device applied to the CMA 250 orchard pruning machine, thus reducing the time needed for manual pruning.
A pruning device applied to the CMA 250 orchard pruning machine, thus reducing the time needed for manual pruning. Compared to the other pruning machines, this machine features an additional, almost vertical blade with 36 cm teeth. This pruning machine, thanks to the other blade closer to a tree and parallel therewith, makes ,,windows” within the tree branches for letting the light in. It can remove the branches with a diameter up to 35 mm. Number of “windows” may vary, according to the needs, but no more than 4.
If you are making “windows” every year in different places, the branches shall renew cyclically. It can be used during winter as well for indoor pruning.
Increase in number of cutting units is modified, from pre-pruning (1 or 2 blades) to an almost complete pruning with 3-4 blades.
It can operate even when there are no leaves on the trees, even after the harvest; it provides agronomical benefits, including the easier plant protection.
By reversing the teeth toward inside, this device turns into a traditional pruning machine.
A working width is adjusted by changing the angle of external and internal blade thus becoming suitable to the cultivated shape.