Mechanical Pruning Using LOVE CG-100 Pre-Pruner vs Traditional Hand Pruning


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VINEYARD DATA

Plants per vineyard plants 
Rows in vineyard rows 
Acres in vineyard acres 
Feet per vineyard row feet 
Average plants per acre

680 = Traditional density. 930 = High density.

 
Average rows per acre  
Average plants per row  
 

LABOR DATA

Labor Rates Employee Taxes

Place zeros in taxes to remove all burden from labor rates.

Per Plant $ Medicare %
Per Hour $ Social Security %
Burdened Per Plant $ Unemployment %
Burdened Per Hour $ L&I %
    Medical %
    Tax Total %
 

EQUIPMENT DATA

Tractor original cost$ 
Tractor average life years 
Tractor residual percentage % 
Tractor speed

The average tractor speed for this process is 2 mph

mph  or fpm
Mechanical Pruner original cost$ 
Mechanical Pruner average life years 
Fuel price per gallon$ per gallon 
Fuel gallons used per hour gallons/hour 
Hours equipment will be used per year hours/year 
Tractor rate per hour$ /hour 
Fuel rate per hour$ /hour 
Pre-Pruner rate per hour$ /hour 
Total equipment rate per hour$ /hour 
 

OWNERSHIP COST ANALYSIS

Needed time to prune one row (up and back)
Mechanical pruning time for one row minutes
Post hand clean-up pruning time for one row minutes
Mechanical prune and post hand clean-up pruning time for one row minutes
Mechanical pruning time for one acre minutes
Mechanical prune and post hand clean-up pruning time for one acre minutes
 

TRADITIONAL VS. MECHANCIAL PRUNING ONLY

  Traditional Hand Pruning Mechanical Pruning Mechanical Pruning Savings Mechanical Pruning Advantage
 



 
Cost Per Vineyard %
Cost Per Plant %
Cost Per Row %
Cost Per Acre %
 
Hours Per Vineyard %
Minutes Per Plant %
Hours Per Row %
Hours Per Acre %
 
Number of seasons to pay back machine  
 

TRADITIONAL VS. MECHANCIAL PRUNING AND POST HAND CLEAN UP

  Traditional Hand Pruning Mechanical Pruning Mechanical Pruning Savings Mechanical Pruning Advantage
 



 
Cost Per Vineyard %
Cost Per Plant %
Cost Per Row %
Cost Per Acre %
 
Hours Per Vineyard %
Minutes Per Plant %
Hours Per Row %
Hours Per Acre %
 
Number of seasons to pay back machine  
   
     





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