From Field Days

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Viticulture & Horticulture Soil Improvement

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The team working on the Lyndon Viticulture project known as the ‘Terroir 180’, have presented their design and fabrication overview at the University of Canterbury Engineering campus. Engineers from Lyndon Engineering provided a brief to the Canterbury University to look at solutions to soil compaction issues in this industry. A team of fourth year students used this brief as part of their final year degree requirements for ‘real world’ solutions in New Zealand.

With some external interest already in being part of this project and its market development in the future, prospects are looking very interesting for the team at Lyndon Engineering over the coming years.

 

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Viticulture Machinery

 

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The Lyndon Engineering development team are finalising the design for their viticulture soil improvement system after many months of market research. Field trials begin in late May for the machine known as the ‘Terroir 180’ which will improve a vineyards and general horticultural soil structure.

The project team includes four 4th year University of Canterbury Engineering professionals, along with Elton Hyde and Richard Butler from Lyndon Engineering. The development project involves a range of engineering disciplines including steel fabrication, pneumatics, electronics, hydraulics and flow control.

If you would be interested in your vineyard to be part of our trial process in the Spring of 2017 please contact Elton Hyde at elton@lyndonengineering.co.nz or call us on +64 3 3478516. If you have a soil depth of at least 300mm then our trials will be suited to your environment.