Shoot-remover with whips mainly used in viticulture, yet useful also in other types of cultivation. Rotofil has the function of eliminating the shoots growing on the trunks in general. the operation of shoot-removal allows also the elimination of the wed along the row, between the plants, without damaging the fruit bearing shoots. The machine is predisposed for the 3-point universal connection of the rear hoist. The axis of the shoot-removing roller is designed to operate oblique to the row to increase the action field on the weedy soil and at the same time make the sensitive operation of shoot-removing softer.

The shoot-remover is equipped with two hydraulic controls, one for the regulation of the working height of the whip roller, the other one for the lateral displacement (0.45) of the shoot-removing unit.
Besides, it is equipped with adjustable carter (hydraulic regulation on demand) restricting the extension of the whips while working on vines with Guyot pruning method.

Rapid substitution of the whips.

The size vary according to the type of tractor:

narrow gauge
from 0.90 to 1.30 m – approximate weight 96 kg
wide gauge
from 1.30 to 1.70 m – approximate weight 120 kg



Hydraulic Shoot Remover - mod. Rotoflex


Hydraulic Shoot Removing unit for vineyards: the ideal tool for the soft removal of the shoots from the trunk of the vines and the weed growing under the rows. This unit was designed to be mounted on the suitable frame, both on the front of the tractor and on the side in single (or double) version with a special flange or on the universal rear hoister of any tractor with rear connection. In the picture, it is presented with a specific frame for the front assembly on tractor without hoisters.
The same frame can also support the “RapidLam13” Inter-row Blade using a coulter or a disc (digging out and/or covering the foot of the plant). The most interesting feature of the equipment is that it supports two rapidly interchangeable shoot removing shafts. This exclusive feature allows the complete cleaning of the plant and the soil under the rows without using chemicals. In fact, one of the shafts is equipped with heavy rubber whips – flat-shaped, forked and rounded at the ends with rapid “push&pull” connection and disconnection system – and this allows optimizing the spring intervention with young grass and a big quantity of shoots, while the second one, smaller aluminium roll bearing round nylon whips of small dimension, is aggressive enough on the grass to better remove the weed in summer and the few shoots remained after the first passage. This configuration of the shoot remover allows operating on vineyards with both strong weeds and shoots in big quantity during the whole vegetation stage of the vines without damaging or shocking the plant. This is obtained also thanks to an “oil control” system for the rotation speed regulation depending on the type of shredding shaft used and the conditions of the weeds at the moment of the intervention.


ROTOFIL Shoot Remover



Hydraulic shoot removing unit  mod. ROTOFLEX





Shoot Remover mod. ROTOFLEX



Hydraulic shoot remover