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Electric Orchard and Vineyard Pruners


As Featured in Grapevine Magazine

"Labor costs continue to rise for vineyards and shortage of reliable workers continues to be a challenge. As well, laborers are at risk for acute injuries while pruning and long-term repetitive strain injuries. A desire to increase productivity and reduce operating costs in a competitive market has lead growers to look a bit more carefully toward the prospect of mechanized and semi-mechanized pruning and thinning operations."



Orchard Master Tools and Equipment sells two styles of quality-built lithium battery powered electric pruners well suited to the orchard, vineyard, or nursery. One model is designed mainly for use in the vineyard, the other has a detachable extension wand to allow pruning in the orchard. The hand units are strong yet light. and the battery backpack is comfortable for use all day. These pruners produce uniform, powerful cuts that leave smooth clean edges that heal rapidly - even on large diameter branches and grape vines. If you need to manage your labor costs, consider our portable, electronic pruners. They will save you time and money while reducing your risk for serious repetitive-use injuries and associated labor and industry liabilities.



"Vineyard Pruner"

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The "Vineyard Pruner"

Pictured above is the "Vineyard Pruner" We call it the Vineyard Pruner because it it is designed solely for hand held use and is therefore more suitable for use in the vineyard. It is not compatible with the extension pole included in the Orchard Pruning Kit.

 

The "Vineyard Pruner"

Powerful, light, with a comfortable rubberized grip, this high-tech electric pruner has a 30mm (1.2) inch cutting capacity and can be used all day  with the comfortable backpack battery pack. The tool weighs only 35 oz. and the entire unit with battery pack is only 4 lb. The trigger mechanism is non-progressive. Activation of the trigger completely closes the blade against the anvil. 

This is a great professional tool for anyone working in an orchard, vineyard, nursery or other forestry setting requiring continuous pruning and the ergonomic design may help prevent repetitive use injuries associated with heavy pruning.

The vineyard pruner is durable and can be used all day on a single charge. Powerful and light, with a comfortable rubberized grip, this high-tech electric pruner has a 30mm (1.2) inch cutting capacity and can be used all day.

"Orchard & Vineyard Pruner"

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This is named the Orchard & Vineyard Pruner. It is perfect for high-density systems and allows for most pruning to be performed from the ground.  This model is designed to be used as either a hand held pruner suitable for use in the vineyard, or it can be used with an extension pole to prune taller trees in the orchard. The hand unit is very sturdy but light enough for use with the extension pole.

There are three option for use. One is to use the pruner seperately. The second is to use the pruner with the handle. This gives a length of 40 inches. The third option is to use the center extension pole for a total length 82 inches.

The trigger mechanism is non-progressive. Actuation of the trigger completely closes the blade against the anvil. The blade can also be locked closed for safety or transport by one continuous squeeze of the trigger. The blade can later be unlocked with two quick trigger activations. Additionally, the blade can be set to remain fully open, or half-way to allow for quicker cycling times when pruning smaller wood.

The 300W/36 Volt lithium battery is powerful and durable. It charges quickly, works all day and is estimated to handle 800 to 1000 recharges.


What are the benefits of our electronic pruners?


Efficiency: Electronic pruners are considerably more efficient than manual pruners. You may be able to cut pruning time by 20 to 40 percent-especially later in the day. Hand fatigue after several hours can cause workers who use manual pruners to make slower, ragged cuts. These electronic pruners provide a smooth clean cut all day long.

Safety: One of the most common wrist disorders associated with pruning is carpal tunnel syndrome. It is not unusual for rehabilitation and therapy to represent the majority of the final cost of surgically treating carpal tunnel syndrome. In the end, an individual case, including surgery, rehabilitation and therapy, and other work-related expenses can cost up to $29,000. Important note: these pruners work like a pneumatic pruner in that the anvil and blade will close completely upon activation of the trigger. Be sure to check out our stainless steel chain mail gloves!

Profitability: Although electronic pruners have a higher up front cost than manual pruners, they can easily pay for themselves in certain situations. If your operation requires extensive pruning, you will recover your initial investment costs quickly-especially if you can avoid labor and industry liabilities.

We use these on our apple and pear orchard and in our grape vineyard. The ergonomic design may help prevent repetitive use injuries associated with heavy pruning. Anyone who owns or operates an orchard, vineyard or nursery, should be concerned about limiting time loss to injuries and associated labor and industries liabilities in the orchard. Investigate the cost savings associated with increased efficiency in the field as well as the benefit of limiting associated labor and industries injuries and you’ll see that our electronic pruners pay for themselves very quickly. Check our “links” section to view a selection of trade-magazine articles and government studies.



Customer Service: Our customers are really important to us, and we'll make certain that you are 100% satisfied. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee and also warranty our products against manufacturing defects for one year. Additionally, We have all needed parts in inventory and can quickly restore the hand units to like-new condition if needed. We guarantee that if we can not repair or refurbish the unit and have it delivered to FedEx for return delivery within five business days, the labor and return shipping charges are free Contact us for details.