AWS Stockmayer is a family run German viticultural machinery company specialising in trimmers and deleafers. Now in their fourth generation, Stockmayer have a wealth of knowledge in manufacturing vine trimmers after developing their own knife bar cutting machines and free-cutting rotating knives over 35 years ago.
Vitifruit are proud to be the UK distributors for AWS Stockmayer products and have a close working relationship with the team back in Germany.
The Stockmayer Deleafer has been on the market since 2006 and has been continuously improved over the years.
Suction is created by a radial blower, attracting leaves to a specially perforated hollow roller. The roller rotates in a counter direction to a second, smaller, solid cylinder, with leaves drawn between the rollers and plucked from the vines. A fixed air gap between the rollers ensures that no pressure is applied, eliminating wear to the rollers. The entire leaf will be removed and grapes remain undamaged in the fruiting zone, with the results comparable to leaf removal by hand.
- Working speed of 4-6km/h
- Low weight of approximately 60kg Compact size
- No wear of the cylinders
- No leaves sucked through the blower, simply plucked and dropped to the ground in row
- Grapes remain untouched on the vines
Additional components include front blades, hydraulically supported automatic leaf scanning/line guidance and mounting brackets amongst others, and there are single and double sided options available.