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.
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.
"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
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. We use these exclusively on our tall spindle system and they work great! 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.