New Holland has unveiled a pair of new Braud grape harvester models that will hit dealerships in 2016. The Braud 7030M and 8030L introduce the new compact range concept for grape harvesters.
“From BlueCab 4 to the overall design of the machine, New Holland continues to be an innovator in grape harvester design, providing the utmost operator safety and comfort while maximizing harvest cleanliness, efficiency, and profitability,” said Jarrod Angstadt, Manager, Growth Initiatives, Biomass & Specialty Products for New Holland North America.
Both the Braud 7030M and 8030L grape harvesters feature FPT four cylinder NEF engines that are Tier 4B compliant with 128 horsepower.
Select configuration options make the Braud 8030L ideal for large vineyards with row spacing starting at 59 inches.
New Holland also introduced Opti-Grape as an option on Braud 7030M grape harvesters in North America for model year 2016. The Opti-Grape system optimizes the amount of MOG (material other than grapes) removed from the harvested grapes. The Opti-Grape system delivers up to five times better cleaning performance by means of a unique, air cushioned cleaning surface.
The Opti-Grape system has been designed to maximize harvest cleanliness. It is intended for wineries targeting low to middle-yield grapes. Using the IntelliView IV monitor, the operator can adjust settings such as sorting parameters, grape variety, and impurity selection right from the cab. The Opti-Grape system also features a specially designed crop distributor to allow for complete and efficient filling of the hoppers.
New Holland’s award-winning BlueCab 4 comes standard on 7030M models and is an available option for 8030L models.
BlueCab 4 features two filtration levels in one system: category 2 and 4 filtration with a closed loop cab pressurization system. The BlueCab 4 also offers unique features, such as the patented auto air cleaning valve for purging the air in the cab before pressurization and category 4 filtration starts, and the filter management system that keeps track of maintenance intervals and filter usage.
In addition, BlueCab 4 features an integrated automatic air conditioning system to ensure air circulation within the cab for operator comfort. Other notable features in the BlueCab 4 include high visibility, ergonomic design, IntelliViewTM IV and IMS 2.0, deluxe heated and ventilated seat, LED lighting, and other standard features such as Bluetooth radio, pneumatic seat and a color monitor for the cameras.
Operators will be able to stay connected to their home office from inside the BlueCab 4 though New Holland’s PLMTM Connect technology. The PLM telematics technology enables vineyard managers to stay connected with their operation, allowing them to maintain direct contact with their fleet remotely, receiving real time data from their computer or smartphone.
The BlueCab 4 is available now on the new compact range of grape harvesters and is available on the new Tier 4A T4.F and T4.V specialty tractors.