Mechanical leaf removers in the vineyard provide cost savings and increase grape & wine quality for producers. A leaf removal study conducted in 2009 showed that a mechanical leaf remover can pay for itself in less than two seasons on a 50 acre farm while at the same time IMPROVING grape quality in every parameter measured, even compared to manual leaf removal! Mechanical leaf removal allows growers to increase airflow in the vineyard, decrease instances of disease, increase berry sun exposure, and remove debris from the vine row in instances where a pneumatic leaf remover is used. Lakeview is a proud supplier of Collard pneumatic leaf removers. Collard leaf removers can be configured as rear mount or front mount units and can cover up to 5 acres per hour depending on crop and fruit stage. Lakeview vineyard equipment also supplies used leaf removers on an as available basis.