ERO Defoliator VITIpulse Combi

Defoliation new defined:

ERO now offers the ‘best of both worlds’ combined in one defoliator head. The combination of pneumatic air blast and Roller Defoliation technology in one head opens new opportunities for our customers that are beyond the limits of traditional systems on the market.

Every year anew the time frame for defoliation is too short and results in great time pressure. Often it comes down to the fact that the mechanical defoliation cannot be completed in the given time period. This generates higher costs due to additional manual defoliation, or in the worst case, it leads to a loss of quality because the defoliation does not take place or has been done too late.

With the VITIpulse Combi this is now a matter of the past. By bringing together the both world market-leading defoliation systems, the premium defoliation quality and highest speed are now combined in one task.

In addition, with the VITIpulse Combi a more targeted result can be achieved and significantly less damage will occur. It has been found that the previous removal of the external leaves by the EB 490 P results in better penetration of the inner part of the fruit zone by the VITIpulse and hardly any damage is caused to the fruit. This in turn extends the time window, which means that considerably more area can be managed during the season.

How you benefit

  • Premium defoliation quality is achieved at unparalleled driving speed
    • By removing the outer leaves with the proven Roller Defoliator, a lower level of working pressure is required
    • A targeted penetration of the inner part of the fruit zone with airblast defoliation
    • Bunch cleaning
  • Flexible use of the two defoliation systems
    • Either the combined use of both systems at the same time or individually and independently from each other
    • The intensity of defoliation can be set seperately for either side
      EB 490 P: Adjustment of roller-/ fan rpm, with mirror function
      VITIpulse: Adjustment of rotor speed (rpm) and air pressure
  • Multiple adaptation to the trellis thanks to numerous adjustment options

Longest period of use: VITIpulse Combi can be used from flowering throughout the whole season up to prior to harvesting

Premium defoliation quality is achieved at unparalleled driving speed

NEW: VITIpulse Combi one-sided front-mounted

  • Combines roller and compressed air defoliation
  • Both systems can be used individually
  • One-sided variant complements the previous model range
  • 180° Hydraulic turnover device
VITIpulse Terminal - ERO Defoliator VITIpulse

VITIpulse Combi Terminal

The VITIpulse terminal gives the driver complete control over the most important machine parameters from the cab.

Air burst intensity and oil temperature can be monitored via the user-friendly display. The rotational speed of the rotor can be adjusted via the control button on the terminal. The driver can also influence work results by varying the driving speed.

The terminal includes:

  • The display and adjustment of the rotor speed
  • The display of the compressor oil temperature
  • The pressure display (intensity of air bursts) – with safety shutdown in case of excessive pressure