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ERO acquires leaf remover from Siegwald

Posted on July 06, 2017

As an extension of its existing product range, Germany?based ERO?Gerätebau GmbH has begun to
distribute the leaf remover developed by the French implement manufacturer Siegwald. The
Siegwald company will deliver its current order backlog for this season. ERO will manufacture and sell
the machine beginning in 2018. There are already demo models being used this season.

The Siegwald deleafer removes leaves using bursts of compressed air. Not only are the outer leaves
reached but also those within the foliage wall. The burst of air also removes the flower clusters from
the caps.  Good air circulation in the grape zone reduces the danger of botrytis bunch rot and other
fungal diseases. If the system is used shortly after bloom begins, smaller berries are also removed,
and depending on the setting more or less yield reduction is achieved. The remaining berries lie more
loosely, develop a harder skin and are generally more healthy and can stay on the vine longer. Due to
the thinned out foliage wall, the sun and wind can more quickly dry the grapes after rainfall, which
also has a positive effect on the quality of the grape harvested.

“The deleafer from Siegwald is a perfect complement to our existing product line. We can now offer
every grape grower the ideal product depending on their purpose and preference,” says Michael
Erbach, owner and CEO of ERO about the decision to acquire the French product. “It is not only in the
wine cellar but already at the vineyard that vintners begin the process of ensuring the quality and
character of the later wine. One aspect in this regard is certainly deleafing. Should deleafing be done,
if so, when, on what principle, and at what intensity: These are the parameters which the vintner is
able to influence,” continues Erbach.

The proven Binger Seilzug EB490 Professional leaf remover also distributed by ERO sucks the leaves
and then plucks them off on two rotating rollers. The grapes are not damaged in this process.
Compared with compressed air systems, the suction system stands out for its high speed and longer
service life. As the best?selling leaf remover internationally, and with the widest range of models, it
continues to be the flagship model among the deleafing solutions we offer.

This new product makes ERO the only implement manufacturer offering two different deleafing
systems. 

With 190 employees, ERO?Gerätebau GmbH is an owner?managed, family?run company and
Germany’s largest vineyard implement manufacturer. The company exports its products to all the
important wine?producing regions in the world and is amongst the market leaders in its industry.  
Contact us for more information or a demonstration: 

ERO?Gerätebau GmbH, Simmerner Str. 20, 55469 Niederkumbd, Germany, Phone: +49 (0) 6761?
9440?0, E?mail: info@ero?weinbau.de, www.ero?weinbau.de

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