Innovation in Viticulture

The Steep slope harvester CH 500

The harvester can reap in slopes of up to 75% and as the harvesting head is attached to the crawler one only needs a single lane to work in the vineyard. This allows harvesting in terraced vineyards for the first time. Through its long and wide landing gear with a 1,2 m2 contact area the weight is well spread. Thus the ground pressure is lower than the one of a standard tractor. The machine is secured by a winch with 1.500 kg pulling force which is regulated electronically. On his way back up the driver opens the harvesting head and drives along the row.

The machine is equipped with a modern digital control which ensures a consistent harvesting quality. The System includes programs for different grape varieties, a billing system for the contractors as well as a washing system. The settings can be adjusted individually. 

Watch the steep slope harvester in action

Technical Data

Sump (depending on equipment)

650 ltr. and 800 ltr.

Tipping height tank edge

1200 mm

Number of shaking links

2 x 5

2 x 6 (optional)

Working speed, harvesting

3 - 5 km/h

Working speed, return 

up to 9 km/h

min. land width, harvesting

1600 mm

max. climbing performance

75 %*

max. lateral slope gradient

30 %* (depending on equipment)



4900 mm


1230 mm and 1430 mm


2850 mm

Weight, harvest-unit

1550 kg


programming of different harvesting programs 

billing system for contractors

washing program

control and alarm function

Camera system

bis zu 4 Kameras (optional)

Parking service