HEDGING SYSTEMS

The Whitco double-acting reciprocating hedging systems are the most versatile product on the market – for use in vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards, hedges and much more

Green trimming is an essential part of managing the growing cycle of many agricultural crops. Whitco specialises in the design and manufacture of innovative double acting reciprocating hedger bars that allow for multiple configurations and provide an effective solution to all of your pruning requirements. Excellent results at up to 15kph means less time on the tractor and big savings on labour.

FEATURES

Medium or heavy duty cutter bars available in 4 blade lengths: 900, 1200, 1500 & 1800mm. See the medium / heavy duty specs table below

–          Available in single, double, triple and quadruple configuration – see below for details
–          Low maintenance, hard wearing nitride hardened bisalloy blades – covered by 12 months warranty
–          ‘Double acting’ action for fast, efficient and vibration free cutting
–          Innovative blade design & cutting action allows for excellent penetration into the foliage
–          Strong, fully adjustable mount arm and bracket incorporating friction brake or spring-swing back protection system
–          Easy mounting to tractor mast, forklift, front end loader etc
–          Rotating parts guarded & blade cover for safe handling and storage
–          Comprehensive manual including risk assessment for each unit
–          Flexible mounting systems custom built for every tractor
–          12 months warranty on all parts and construction

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Specifications 

Medium Duty 

Heavy Duty

Crop Suitabiltiy

Vineyard summer trimming & some pre pruning

All pruning up to 25mm hardwood. Equally suitable for summer trimming & winter pre pruning

Weight     

20kg (900mm bar)

From 35 kg

Motor

32cc Hi Torque Hydraulic

80cc Hi Torque Hydraulic

Oil Requirement

12 -20 L / Minute

25 – 60 L / Minute

 

CONFIGURATION OPTIONS

Single Cutter Bar

 1 Single Bar adjusts to cut side top or skirt turn the other way for more reach As the starting point to building a modular system, a single cutter bar is a valuable & affordable addition to your vineyard, orchard or grove.

  • Cuts side, top or skirts
  • Right hand cut standard, left hand cut available
  • Strong, fully adjustable mount arm and mount bracket with friction brake swingback protection
  • Easy mounting to mast, forklift or front end loader. See Masts page.
  • Optional spring return swing protection system

 Single Horizontal
Cutter Bar for Minimal or
Pre- Pruning

 7 single horizontal bar cuts between posts with around the post swingback system for minimal pruning Single horizontal heavy duty bar for minimal or pre-pruning will reduce labour costs and tractor time

  • Will cut between posts with an around-the-post swing back system
  • Easy mounting to mast, forklift or front end loader

 Double Bar:
Side & Top
Configuration

 2 Double Bar cut side and top at same time folds into centre for travelling Double bar configuration with heavy or medium duty options give you versatility & efficiency

  • Cuts side and top at the same time
  • Top bar folds into the centre for travelling

Double Skirting Bars 

 4 double skirting barsto skirt two rows at once For cleaning up low lying canes or branches, skirting bars offer an  efficient & economical solution

  • Can be adjusted to specific angle, or at right angle for added versatility

 

Triple Bars:
Cuts Two
Sides &
One Top

 5 triple bars cutting two sides and one top optional hydrualic width adjustment For extra efficiency and versatility, this triple bar configuration will cut two sides and one top

  • Optional hydraulic width adjustment
  • Top bar can fold into the centre for travelling

 Triple Bars: Over
The Row
Trimming &
Pruning

 3 triple bars for over the row trimming ideal for hilly or teraced vineyards Designed for effective over-the-row trimming (or pruning) this triple bar configuration massively reduces vineyard labour input in the growing season.

  • Ideal for hilly or terraced vineyard – gravity pivot mechanism allows cutter bars to remain square to the vine row regardless of what angle the tractor is on

 Quadruple
Configuration

 6 quadruple bars cuts two sides and two tops optional hydraulic width adjustment For maximum efficiency, this quadruple configuration will cut two sides and two tops.

  • Optional hydraulic width adjustment
  • Tops bars fold into centre for travelling

Optional
Tilting
Mast

 8 tilting mast ideal for uneven or hilly ground All cutter bars can be fitted to our custom built tilting masts for greater versatility on hilly or uneven ground. See Masts & Mounting Systems Page for more details

 

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Double Sided System: Hydraulic Width Adjustment Optional

An option on double sided systems, hydraulic width adjustment easily caters for variations in row width and canopy management strategies.

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Over the Row Hedger System

Designed for effective over-the-row trimming (or pruning) this triple bar configuration massively reduces vineyard labour input in the growing season. Ideal for hilly or terraced vineyard – gravity pivot mechanism allows cutter bars to remain square to the vine row regardless of what angle the tractor is on.

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Single Bar Folds in for Traveling

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Spring Return Swing Back (SRSB) Protection System

Spring Return Swing Back system protects cutters bars from damage if it strikes a post, the ground or other solid objects. Available as an option on meduium duty side and topping bars. SRSB system is fitted standard on all heavy duty bars.

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Other Options – please contact us for more details

–          Around the post swing back system (900mm heavy duty bar only) cuts between wires. Ideal for minimal pruning programs
–          Forklift mounts
–          36L/minute flow control
–          Rotary hydraulic cane lifter