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Leaf remover

Leaf remover

The OLMI leaf removal system is a leaf defoliator that uses air to shatter the leaves without damaging fruit, allowing greater light penetration to the fruiting area whether it be apples or grapes. The system provides:

  • Effective leaf removal without harming the fruit 

  • Increased crop commercial value 

  • Considerable savings on manual labour

 

For premium colouring results, use the OLMI leaf system in conjunction with our ExtraSun Reflective Matting.

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Why use the OLMI system?

  • In Orchards, the OLMI lifts the colour of the apples by removing leaves that are covering apples thus exposing them to the light. This is done 10- 14 days before harvest.

  • In Vineyards, the OLMI can be used post cap fall to remove both leaf and trash inside the vine that is a perfect area for harbouring disease. This gives greater light penetration (the #1 fighter of disease) and allows better chemical protection of the fruiting area.

  • Pre-harvest in Vineyards, the OLMI system can be used for removing leaves to give a better “Sample” before a machine harvest or leaf removal before hand picking to make the harvest crew more efficient as they don’t need to look for the bunches.

  • Pre-harvest in Table Grape Vineyards, the OLMI system can be used before hand picking to make the harvest crew more efficient as they don’t need to look for the bunches. This system doesn’t damage the fruit.

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Specs

  • Two individually-adjustable blowing heads, featuring rotors, and tilting control.

  • Working speed: 0.6 -1 mph (1-1.5 km/h)

  • Average coverage: 1 hour = 1 acre (1 hectare = 2 1/2 hours)

  • Adjustable air blowing pressure: from 7 to 13 psi (0.5 0,9 bar)

  • PTO-operated (min. 80 hp tractor required, 750 to 1000 rpm)

  • Blowing heads hydraulic tilting up to 90°

  • Frame Max. Height: 10 ft (300 cm)