All articles about Root crop harvesters

Whether harvesting sugar beet or lifting potatoes and carrots, big capacity machines are the order of the day. We relate the practical working experiences of farmer growers and contractors with the latest crop harvesting machinery from Grimme, Holmer, AVR, Dewulf, Standen and ScanStone.

Case studies

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Driver’s view: Holmer T4.30 self-propelled beet harvester

When British Sugar shut its West Midlands factories in the mid 2000s, the area’s beet growers and lifting contractors were left severely in the lurch. With no outlet for the…

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Insights

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How to decide between trailed or propelled spud harvesters

As the potato harvest rumbles on, the efficiency and reliability of the kit being used to get the spuds out of the ground is undoubtedly being scrutinised. With a shortage…

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News

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Updated Haith box tipper reduces potato bruising

Doncaster-based Haith has a new version of its Rota-tip box tipper, with the updated unit offering gentler handling for reduced tuber bruising. The patented Rota-tip Pro features all-electric drives and…

MACHINERY

Largest private classic Ford tractor collection up for grabs

A unique collection of 83 classic Ford tractors owned by avid restorer Phillip Warren is set to be auctioned in Devon. The fleet is thought to be one of the…

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Roller bed expands cleaning options for Vervaet harvesters

A roller bed cleaning assembly is now available as an alternative to the traditional turbine arrangement used on Vervaet’s sugar beet harvesters – making it the only company to offer…

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Grimme Ventor harvesters get haulm topper

Grimme’s monster Ventor 4150 potato harvester can now be specced with a HT 400 haulm topper. Designed to smash down large quantities of leggy potato haulm, the topper is said…

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Test and reviews

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Grimme shows off new 653hp Rexor Platinum beet harvester

Grimme's Rexor 620 sugar beet harvester is now 10 years old, so the company has taken the opportunity to upgrade both it and the larger 630 model to a new…

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Video

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Video: Vervaet launches monster nine-row beet harvester

With sugar prices making beet an appealing break crop, Vervaet has reintroduced its contractor-spec nine-row harvester after a decade off the menu. The Beet Eater 925 Evo has taken over…

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