PRLog - Jun. 3, 2014 - The dire winters experienced in recent years caused immense problems for growers trying to separate heavy, sodden soil from the crop. The result was harvesting taking longer and growers lifting, storing and drying large amounts of soil with their crop, which is far from ideal.
Herbert’s Richard Newman comments: “We have been told that a lot of machinery currently on the market has been struggling to perform in the poor conditions and many growers have been forced into changing to wider, higher capacity graders in order to maintain the throughput they need, which is an expensive and not always practical option.
“The Herbert Variclean has come into its own in the wet conditions where the 1800mm wide graders and 900mm wide soil elevators have maintained throughput. Moreover, the Variclean has actually outperformed larger graders with greater throughput and a much higher standard of grading, even in the poorest of soil conditions.”
Herbert’s Variclean is specifically designed for the removal of stone, clod and haulm and performs exceptionally well in heavy soil as well as lighter conditions.
The Variclean offers a choice of spiral roller flight heights, an automated “stuck item” clearing system on clod rollers, individual roller drives for maximum flexibility and control, and an angle adjustable module for a variable cleaning effect.
Herbert Engineering can be contacted at +44 (0)1945 430666, www.rjherbert.co.uk and at Herbert BV on +31 40 20 10 434, www.herbert-