Equipment Line Spotlight: OXBO Grape Harvesters
When you shop with us here at Belkorp Ag, you can trust that we have the very best parts and equipment to fit your unique needs and take your operations to the next level. In addition to John Deere products, we invest in a number of equipment lines that specialize in specific aspects of agriculture and other industries. When we see a need, we will provide the tools to tackle it. Here in California, that means we are committed to providing you with the best grape harvesters and vineyard equipment- and that means OXBO grape harvesters.
The Oxbo vineyard family offers a complete line of grape harvesters with a specialized model for every kind of vineyard. These harvesters are all about delivering high-quality fruit without sacrificing in-field productivity. Oxbo equipment is built right here in the United States, and it has more than 50 years of experience designing, engineering, building, and supporting niche market harvest solutions behind it.
Oxbo’s Advanced Vintage Technology (AVT) is integrated into every model to ensure the integrity of your fruit and to promote wine quality. Every aspect of the AVT system works together to deliver more intact, clean fruit to the end sample without forfeiting any harvesting productivity in the field. Oxbo gives the winemaker much more control over the wine making process.
For every issue you run into, Oxbo has developed a solution. For instance, Oxbo’s proven soft-touch bow rod picking system was designed to minimize canopy impact. The system removes intact grapes while reducing juicing and the picking action is easily customized with hydraulic head spread. Oxbo offers three different choices of bow rods, too- standard, heavy duty, and extended contact.
Oxbo’s high fruit retention catching system ensures that Oxbo grape harvesters are gentle on vines without sacrificing fruit retention. Depending on your unique vineyard operations, Oxbo offers a variety of catcher configurations. All harvesters come standard with nylon catchers, which guarantee long life in the field.
When it comes to cleaning, Oxbo’s system is leading the industry. The three fan cleaning system continues to set the standard for MOG (material other than grapes) removal. The fan system has proven most effective at removing debris and MOG at three unique directional transition areas.
Other key Oxbo harvester features include: a low mounted engine, center mounted cab, all-wheel hydrostatic drive system, fully customizable discharge options, and available technology such as FleetCommand and YieldTracker.
If you are involved in the process of growing and harvesting grapes, Oxbo Grape Harvesters might be just what you’ve been missing. If you’re interested in learning more about what Oxbo has to offer, you can do that at one of our 7 Belkorp Ag locations. Come check out the Oxbo line and learn more about some of our favorite machines like the 3016XL, 6120 bow rod machines, and the 6230 trunk shaker. We would love to make you part of the Belkorp Ag family!