Orchard-Rite® Wind Machine Dealer
 Cab Franc – 5 tonne¹ per acre

Value of Crop protected at:

5 tonne per acre²

Value of 15 acres (area protected)


25% Crop loss from frost

38% Crop loss from frost







For an investment3 of $49,700 (CAD) for one Orchard-Rite® 2600 protecting up to 15 acres of grapes, the payback would be:

1 frost with a 38% crop loss

    1. GGO 2018 Annual Report price  per metric tonne
    2. Establishment and Production Costs for Grapes in Ontario, 2014 Economic Report, Ontario Grape Growers
    3. Capital Cost of Orchard-Rite® Model 2600 = $49,700. Includes machine, pad, auto-start, installation – no HST, Service Life = 35 years, 15 acres protected


How much is the capital cost per acre?

  • $49,362 protecting 15 acres = $3,290


How much is the capital cost per vine at 9’ x 4’ spacing (1210 vines per acre)?

  • 1210 vines per acre x 15 acres = 18,150 vines
  • $49,700 divided by 18,150 vines = $2.74 per vine for  a lifetime of protection


By: Ken Slingerland – Wind Machine Specialist, Lakeview Vineyard Equipment Inc.


Lakeview Vineyard Equipment Inc. has always considered the health and safety of our staff and customers as our number one priority. This is especially true for us now. We must take new measures of precaution in light of the recent COVID-19 Pandemic. We continue to be vigilant in sanitary and social distancing efforts but we have made a few changes to our client service offerings. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

Changes in our service offerings due to COVID-19:

CURBSIDE PICKUP: Is now available for all of your essential products, our store is closed to the public. 

48 HOUR MANDATORY HOLD: All incoming equipment, parts and hand tools prior to diagnostic and repair will be held in quarantine before service begins. 

To Schedule a Parts Order or Service Please Call


X2 Parts

X3 Service

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Together, We Will Leave No Grape Behind