Cleaner loaders that can pick up beet straight from the heap are obviously becoming all the rage. Hot on the heels of the Ropa machine comes the announcement that the Holmer Terra-Felis sugar beet cleaner loader will be available on the UK market for the 2009 harvest through Cambridgeshire importer, Standen-Reflex.
Powered by a 299hp Deutz engine with power-on-demand engine management, the machine can cope with more than 250t/hour, thanks to a 9m pick-up which is able to handle clamps as wide as 8.5m in the field as well as on concrete.
The 13m-long discharge auger can operate at up to 6m in height and can be swung 300 degrees for loading over hedges and dykes, all controlled by a multi-function joystick in the cab.
Two cameras, colour monitor, sound and heat insulation and CD/radio with Bluetooth are fitted as standard and an in-cab diesel cabin heater is optional. The Terra-Felis will be priced from £254,000.