Our rugged Orchard Hedger is used in high density plantings to trim branches back to a uniformly sloping vertical plane to allow buds to develop into a fruiting wall. Buds develop into fruit with nearly equal access to sunlight. The resulting fruit is more uniform in color and size. Mechanically assisted harvest can be accomplished more efficiently with less damage to fruit since all fruit is located in the same plane.
The Automated Ag Hedger has a single 11’-0” Cutter Bar powered by a heavy-duty gear-driven Shuttle Drive with a directly-coupled Hydraulic Motor. Cutter Bar Mast can be hydraulically erected vertical for operation or reclined along right side of Tractor for transport/travel. Mast can also be hydraulically tilted inboard 25 degrees to outboard 20 degrees from vertical.