Gregoire’s engineering team listened to growers around the world, particularly in Australia and the USA, determining exactly what they needed in a grape harvester. The design requirement for the Gregoire GX9 is to handle big canopy’s, large yields with efficiently.
Gregoire has implemented many changes from the existing G9.330 machine, such as a new cabin and driving system, as well as improving the picking head design and conveying system. The main change on the picking head was moving the picking posts forward, allowing the machine to pick faster.
The EASYCLEAN destemming system is adapted from the GL Twin bin series; it is easy to use and set up and requires very little maintenance. Testing in Australia produced outstanding results, with the new GX9 picking fruit using the destemmer at quantities up to 32 tonnes per hectare at a groundspeed of 3.2km/h.
- Three different model options
- Handle big canopy's and large yields with efficiency
- New cabin and driving system
- Deutz 6-cylinder engine, no AdBlue or DPF (Tier 3)
- Automatic engine rpm management
- Optional EASYCLEAN destemming system
30 km Auto Drive
In road mode 30km/h is achievable. The engine RPM is automatically managed according to speed, resulting in lower fuel consumption and noise levels. In this mode all four wheels are powered for driver comfort and optimal road holding ability.
The central position of the cab allows for perfect alignment on the row. A 360 degree view through the glass windows provides perfect visibility to all facets of the harvester. The cabin is suspended as standard and an optional CAT 4 pressurised cabin is available for spraying.
AUTOspeed perfectly manages the working speed no matter the ground conditions. The dedicated command on the joystick allows the operator to set and retrieve a desired ground speed.
ARC picking head
Smooth picking and respect to the vineyard are most important. The Gregoire ARC picking head achieves this with a double swinging pendulum system. This means both the conveyers and suspended picking head swing to follow the vine, minimising damage to vine and vineyard to guarantee a high level of pick.
The VARIwidth+ picking head is designed especially for wide trellis. The parallel expansion of the picking posts always keeps the same shape of the picking rod for the best picking result.
Large Picking Tunnel
A 750mm picking tunnel on the GX9.6 enables the harvester to work in all kinds of vineyard configurations, from VSP to a sprawling canopy.
Fast Fit Rods
The Fast FIT system enables quick mounting and an easy curve adjustment of the picking rod. The number of rods can be easily changed and positioned depending on the fruit zone of the vine.
The GX9.6 harvester is equipped with a 178 hp common rail Tier 3 Deutz engine that requires no AdBlue.
Comfort Console with armrest control
The armrest control fittest to the Gregoire GL series is intuitive and easy to use with push button operation. Fitted at the end of the armrest is the large 12" touch screen, the I-Monitor. The I-Monitor displays all harvester data clearly in colour; if any settings needed to be changed this can be done using the touch screen.
The GX series are equipped with LED lights. With LED technology Gregoire harvesters, turning night into day!
Easy Maintenance and Cleaning
Maintenance is an integral part of the typical harvest day and the Gregoire design team ensured that all aspects of cleaning and maintenance operations are easy. An integrated washing and separated control box to control harvester functions outside the cabin are all standard.
Plantations / Vineyards
Minimum vine width - 2.00m
Deutz Tier 3 - 178Hp 6.1 Lt Turbocharged engine – NO AdBlue + DPF
Automatic rpm management
Fuel tank capacity - 260 l
Transmission / Hydraulics
Hydrostatic transmisison Twin Lock 4 wheels drive
Automatic anti-spinning Front/Rear (torque distributor)
AUTOspeed : cruise control
Optimisation du AUTOdrive, Automatic rpm optimization system on road and work mode
Slope correction - 600 mm / 28%
Max. road speed : 30 km/h
Front Tyres 420/70R24
Rear Tyres 540/60R30
Oil tank capacity - 110 l
Driving / Controls
Automatic, reversible air co and cooling compartment
Steering wheel column with height adjustment and 2 pivots
Touch and color 12" screen i-Monitor
Multifunction and ergonomic joystick with backlighting
EASY 360 : 360° cameras (broadcasted on additional screen)
Bluetooth radio handsfree
USB plugs - 2
Laterale ladder (25°) with automatically slide
Lights (LED) - 10
Optional: CAT 4 cab - driver protection (dust, aerosol and fumes)
Double pendulum system (shacking + conveying)
Automatic lock activating road mode
Suspended picking head - 8 silent-blok
20 ARC² picking rods with fast fixing FASTfit
Catcher tray length - 3300 mm
Minimum harvesting height - less than 15 cm
Tunnel width - 750 mm
Vineyard Discharge Arm: 2 Bottom fans, 2 Top Fans, Vertical extractors, Horizontal extractors, optional fan on discharge arm
Twin Bin EASYclean: 2 Bottom Fans, Vertical extractors, EASYclean
Discharge Arm Bin EASYclean: 2 Bottom fans, 2 Top Fans, Vertical extractors, Horizontal extractors, EASYclean
Stainless Steel Bins: 4400L (2 x 2200L)
Bin level sensor on i-Monitor
Automatic bins filling by feeder screw
Removable harvesting assembly
Quick harvesting module mounting
Optional front tool holder
Access, cleaning and maintenance
Large top platform
Tool Box + Picking Rod Storage
External control box in wash mode
Integrated wash hose to top platform
Option: Automatic Grease system