AS-Motor offers solutions for viticulture
Previously achieved by hard manual labour, the cultivation and maintenance of vineyards has been significantly improved by AS-Motor’s slope technology.
Vineyard cultivation is one of the oldest agricultural practices in human history. Thus viticulture is not only a cultural tradition in many regions, it has also become an important way of life. Sustainable viticulture has become increasingly important in recent decades – permanent plant cover improves soil structure and reduces nitrate leaching and erosion danger. Starting with the production of the first AS-Motor Allmäher in 1961, AS-Motor’s mowers are uniquely suited to tackle the steep slopes and thick growth of vineyards.
Permanent and seasonal plant cover
Vineyards are cultivated on slopes in many of the world’s winegrowing regions. AS-Motor offers various solutions for slope mowing, including mulching devices for areas with particularly thick growth.
Mulching technology provides the robust cutting power needed to shred thick vines and prunings, returning the mulch to the soil as absorbable nutrients.
With the AS 901 flail mower I mow the grass and vine prunings between rows at the same time. This means less work cutting and no need for herbicides.
We avoid chemical pest control and excessive fertilization in our vineyard… We have been using the AS 21 and AS 28 mowers for years. The three-wheel mowers are ideal very agile and cut through tall grass outstandingly well... We mow our slopes with the 2-stroke, so that there is no problem with engine lubrication. With six horsepower the engine from AS is just great and has a lot of power.
A natural environment for bees, flower meadows make an important contribution to biodiversity and preserving our ecosystem. Flower meadows can quickly grow 40 cm high before blossoming and should be mowed 3–4 times per year. Our professional lawn mowers, mulching mowers with side discharge as well as Allmähers and ride-on mowers help care for flower meadows.
High meadow grass
Because mowing of meadow orchards and roadside greenery can occur only once or twice per year, grass, perennials and shrubbery can grow up to 100 cm high. AS-Motor’s walk-behind Allmähers and ride-on Sherpas deliver high performance and outstanding mulching results in these conditions.
Mulching is a process by which grass cuttings are shredded several times into a fine mulch, which then remains on the surface as natural fertiliser. Special mulching blades with a double cutting plane and a circular mulching unit are used on ornamental lawns, while cross-blade systems or flail mowers are primarily used in high grass.
Animal burrows, anthills, mole hills and water channels cause uneven terrain. Several AS-Motor machines have high ground clearance, all-wheel drive and limited slip differential, along with appropriately studded field tyres, for uneven terrain.
AS-Motor engineers machines with high ground clearance, steep ramp angles, low overall weight, optimal weight distribution and a low centre of gravity to perform on slopes.
All-wheel drive not only ensures performance on inclines over 30 degrees, but also a high level of safety for travel downhill. All-wheel drive delivers propulsion in wet conditions and on uneven terrain – even if the wheels of one axle no longer have traction.