The Combi-Grape is a new sorting system available only on the Braud 8030L compact grape harvester. It has been developed to meet the needs of winemakers looking for a destemming and sorting system of premium-red varietals.
“The Combi-Grape combines harvest quality and simple operation. We have chosen the best performance/quality ratio on our compact machine so that our customers working in private cellars continue to enhance their production while improving the quality of the harvest.
“Processing the grapes can be done directly, without crushing the harvest and with exceptional cleanliness. Our machine is perfectly sized for the needs of medium-sized vineyards. The controls are at the driver’s fingertips, making operation easy! The 8030L Combi-Grape is a concentrate of Braud know-how,” said Pierre Cayrouse, Grape Harvester Product marketing specialist for Grape Harvesters at New Holland France.
The new Combi-Grape features a sorting table with specific rollers under a standard destemmer. The receiving conveyors feed the grapes into the destemmer. The stems are expelled at the back of the machine. All the free grapes and the MOG (Material Other than Grape) fall on the sorting table, which features open rollers that allow the grapes to fall into the hopper. Leaf pieces and petioles are guided by the rollers to the side of the machine and drop down to the floor.