The NEW Gregoire GX9 large canopy grape harvester with side arm destemmer is available to purchase in Australia and ready to harvest for vintage 2021. The Gregoire engineering team have been hard in work of recent years listening to growers around the world what they need in grape harvester especially in Australia and the USA. The design requirement for the new Gregoire GX9 side arm destemmer machine is to handle large yielding, big canopy crops that can destem fruit simple and easy whilst using a discharge arm to deal with the long rows we have in both countries.
Gregoire have made many changes from the current G9.330 machine with a new Cabin and driving system but more importantly improving the picking head design and conveying system. The main item done on the picking head was moving the picking posts forward, which allowed the machine to pick quicker. The EASYCLEAN destemming system is adapted from there GL Twin bin series. The benefit of this system is easy to use and set up and requires very little maintenance. Successful tests recently in Australia the USA have seen the new GX9 picking fruit using the destemmer with results of 32 tonnes hectare at a groundspeed of 3.2km. The new machine from Gregoire will give the owner flexibility with choice to pick fruit using the EASYCLEAN destemmer system or convert with a flick of a switch to a normal 4-5 Fan machine.