KCI Divisions

  • Custom Manufacturing: In this ever changing world of new technologies and the desire to multi-task operations, let KCI help you make the equipment to make it happen. We have designed many innovative products over the years and would like to help you with your ideas or concepts.

  • Vineyard Division: KCI or Kingsburg Cultivator Inc., started in the vineyard manufacturing business over 45 years ago. Story has it they took a lawn mower head, cut away the shroud to expose the blade with an old Briggs & Stratton engine mounted to a 8N tractor, thus introducing the first front mount cane cutter.

  • Vegetable Division: KCI manufactures equipment with the utmost quality and pride and incorporates the latest technology in all of the vegetable harvesters we build. From our 3-point bulk loaders to our self propelled bulk or pack units to our tractor pull type pack harvesters.

  • Orchard Division: Our orchard division is operated by R. Allen Scheidt formerly of Scheidt Enterprises. Allen started Scheidt Enterprises in 1971 after graduating from FresnState College. Over the past 30 plus years, many new innovations have been introduced the almond, walnut, etc. harvesting methods. Allen and Scheidt Enterprises have been a leader and innovator in carts, conveyors and bank out systems.

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KCI Kimco Tiller and Mower Division
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The Kimco 9300In-Row Vineyard & Orchard Tiller


Standard Features

  • 42 Gal. Hyd. Oil Reservoir
  • 20 GPM PTO Pump
  • Relief Valve
  • Filter
  • Quick Disconnects

 

New Design Features

  • Considerably Faster
  • More Accurate
  • Easier To Operate
  • Automatic Controls/Manual Override
  • Head Floats Over Hidden Obstacles
  • Head can be held rigid by inserting 1 pin
  • Head is Reversible
  • New Head Uses Inexpensive Blades
  • New Head Leaves Ground Smooth
  • Can be used in 6' Rows with appropriate tractor

 

Standard Head withHardfaced Heavy Duty Blades

- 17" or 21" Diameter

- Low Cost Replacement Blades

- High Speed Operation

- Leaves Ground Smooth

 

Double or Single Mount

 

 

 

 

Automatic Operation

The tiller mechanism automatically swings out of the way of vines and trunks at the command of a reliable, hydraulically operated trip bar. This eliminates the shock of in-out operation of some other tillers makes and the troublesome maintenance and mysteries of an electric switch. Smooth hydraulic operation also allows for faster tractor speeds.

 

Kimco mounts onto the front or the side.  It's always in view of the driver for control and maneuverability.

Side mount tills eight-foot rows and up. Front mount operates in rows as narrow as six feet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Trip Override provides complete control in operators hand

Model M-9700 In-Row-Mower

 

The Kimco M-9700 in row mower in place.

See the difference it makes in the field

The Kimco in row mower cuts weeds and grasses under vines in the row in the same area that would be cultivated with the Kimco in row tiller.

It can be used to mechanically control weeds in steep hills or in other areas where the use of chemicals or cultivation is less desirable. The mower cuts within approximately 1 1/2" of the vine. It can cut weeds and grasses of any height. The force to bend the weeds over slightly before cutting is provided by an air cylinder in which the pressure can be adjusted.

The head rolls around the vine cutting essentially the same distance from the vine as it rolls. It attaches to the same tractor mount and hooks to the quick disconnects for power as does the Kimco in row tillers.

Kimco Model 9700T is now available as a stand alone unit and is the same as the 9700 except that it will operate off tractor hydraulics.