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. The cutter bar mast can be hydraulically erected vertical for operation or reclined along the right side of the tractor for transport or travel. The mast can also be hydraulically tilted inboard 25 degrees to outboard 20 degrees from vertical.