“I get to use the money I would have spent on labour costs to purchase my own machine and have it paid off in less than three years” (Marlborough, NZ) “The cost of labour always goes up, so replacing unskilled people with a quality machine just makes sense” (Australia, WA) “I hate employing staff, I would much prefer to do it myself from the comfort of my tractor”. (France, Bordeaux) “Just finding, training and managing people is hard work and I’d rather not do it. Using the KLIMA pruning system now I don’t have to”. (Germany, Pfalz)
Using the KLIMA pruning system on your vineyard will result in:
Yes – Our customers commercial use in Europe, New Zealand and Australia confirm the KLIMA system can be successfully used with all grape varieties.
The KLIMA pruning system has been successfully used in commercial vineyards since 2007.
None, as KLIMA can be mounted on most modern vineyard tractors.
No, KLIMA and its clients have studied blind budding intensively and concluded there is no difference between KLIMA pruning and manual hand stripping with regard to blind budding.
You get to replace unreliable unskilled labour with your own quality machine Higher quality pruning Lower reliance on labour to run your business Lower risk of labour shortages Less injuries Less employment issues Future proof your vineyard against the constant rise of the cost of manual labour
Approximately 50% The Klima vine pruner cuts strips and mulches your vines in one pass. You only need enough staff to complete the “Cane Selection” before the KLIMA vine pruner is used and “Trimming and Wrapping of replacement canes” after the KLIMA vine pruner. The rest is taken care of with one person on a tractor
Yes - after 7+ years in operation in Australia and New Zealand users of the KLIMA system have researched this topic intensively and concluded that there is no measurable difference between the yields on traditional manually pruned vineyards vs KLIMA pruned vineyards
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This job is no different - simply paint your pruning wounds like you normally would when traditional pruning.
It will process a medium sized cordon 10-40mm in diameter without too much trouble, however it has not been designed to remove large old trunks that are have wires deeply imbedded. KLIMA Generation 2 vine pruner will allow you to sustainably spur prune. This means replacing your permanent cordons every 2-5 years.
The better quality your wire is, the better the result you will get from the KLIMA pruning system. Unless our wire is damaged or in danger of breaking for some reason there is probably no need to replace it.
The KLIMA pruning system is completely different. It allows the grower to retain canes around the head of the vine to replace old cordons without losing any production. A cordon stripper removes the entire head of the vine requiring a new shoot to be trained up for a full 12 months first then waiting another 12months for the first crop.
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WITH HARVESTING COMPLETED, the Brown Bros crew in the northeast of Victoria is preparing for a busy pruning season that begins this month. To assist with this huge task, a Klima machine was purchased two seasons ago. Banksdale vineyard manager, Mark Pell said he had been trying for a number of years to work out how to cut costs with cane pruning.