Dominant harvester can smooth the potato flow

2 June 2000

Dominant harvester can smooth the potato flow

NETAGCO Reekie chose the Roots 2000 event to introduce its Dominant 3000 trailed two-row potato harvester.

An upgrade of the companys Clean Flow machine, the Dominant has been adapted to work in a wider variety of soil types and harvesting conditions, says Netagco.

The machine is equipped with trailed, rather than pushed, diablo rollers for improved ground contour following, while the main web features a wrap-around under roller to achieve better grip in sticky conditions.

Netagco claims agitation can be carried out without altering the angle of the main web – a function intended to improve crop flow and reduce the risk of bruising.

Crop care has also been enhanced by fitting the Dominant with narrower diameter drums between the first and second web.

This is designed to reduce crop drop height and achieve a smoother flow of potatoes through the machine.

The harvester can also be fitted with a choice of five modular cleaning units which can be interchanged to allow harvesting in wet and dry soil conditions with varying levels of surface trash.

Also on the Netagco stand was the companys Structural 20 potato planter – a planter designed for high sowing workrates with, it is claimed, delicate placement of chitted seeds.

Available as two or four-row trailed/mounted models, the planters deliver seed through a top and bottom conveyor belt to a parallelogram sowing unit. Prices for planter start at £14,000. The Dominant 3000 potato harvester is priced at £45,000.

Reduced crop damage in a wider range of harvesting conditions is claimed for the Dominant 3000 trailed potato harvester from Netagco Reekie.

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