Root crop and spud kit specialist Dewulf has launched a stand-alone Field Loader that is able to process up to 150t/hour.
Tipping trailers can unload directly into the transfer machine’s 2.4m-wide bunker floor, before crop is sent through a 10-roller cleaning unit.
The openings between rollers are electrically adjustable to reduce the amount of soil and waste in the load and there is space for two people at the inspection table.
Material is then directed onto a four-piece discharge elevator, which pivots through 120deg and will reach up to 6,187mm, or 5,630mm when at maximum height, so should be able to reach deep into a waiting truck.
Active side plates and soft flights should help prevent product damage, says Dewulf, and if the discharge elevator is placed at too steep an angle, the entire machine automatically switches off to prevent the product falling from height.
There’s also a 140deg pivot on the waste conveyor, which discharges sieved-out soil and other material to a central location alongside the machine.
The Field Loader also has the option of a built-in diesel generator that can be detached and used for other purposes, though for most tasks it can be connected to mains power.