Vineyard Tractor-Mounted Assembly

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Vineyard Tractor-Mounted Assembly

 

a machine for hauling commercial varieties of grapes from between rows, loading them onto means of transportation, and raking and removing vine shearings from paths between plantation squares.

The basic unit of the vineyard tractor-mounted assembly is a loader with a hydraulic cylinder attached to the tractor and operated by the tractor’s hydraulic system. The assembly is equipped with an interchangeable scoop and scraper. During hauling and loading the assembly is run by a tractor driver and two workers; during raking and removal of vines, by a tractor driver. Productivity for raking reaches 3.5 hectares per hour and for hauling, 0.4 hectares per hour. The scoop’s capacity is 400 kg; lift height of the scoop and scraper is 2,400 mm.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.