Los Gatos, CA  :  (408) 234-2079



The main workhorse is a Same Explorer 90C, which is a 90 HP diesel track-layer with a number of implements:

bullet front-end bucket loader
bullet 10′ dozer blade
bullet 2-gang vineyard disk
bullet Perfecta II 3-section harrow (S-tines, bars and roller)
bullet flail mower
bullet box grader
bullet 3-tine ripper
bullet grain drill
bullet Ommas Boomerang in-row tiller (tiller head can be swapped out for a flail mower head)
bullet electrostatic sprayer
bullet pallet fork

The most active unit is a Polaris Big Boss 6-wheel drive ATV with a 4′ x 4′ bed in back for hauling around tools and supplies while working in the vineyard.

A rudimentary lab consists of a weather station and grape juice analysis instruments:

bullet The Davis Weather Station continually monitors and transmits to the office many critical weather data:

bullet temperature and humidity in 4 locations
bullet wind speed and direction
bullet barometric pressure
bullet rainfall
bullet solar radiation
bullet UV radiation
bullet soil temperature and moisture
bullet leaf moisture
bullet Lab tools for monitoring grape juice characteristics close to harvest time:

bullet refractometer for measuring sugar level in Brix
bullet pH meter
bullet burette setup for measuring TA (titratable acidity)


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