Description of demonstration machines from GRIMME Company, which will be presented during the XXIV National Potato Days Kalinowa 2017:
1) Grimme SE 75-55 harvester type UB with 5.5 t tank
SE 75-55is an efficient single-row harvester with 5.5 t tank (capacity).
It is characterized by ease of use, trouble-free making settings and maintenance, as well as good visibility of a ploughing set. Foliage and potatoes are optimally separated while simultaneous limitation of bulb damages. Three types of separators for effective separation of stones and blocks of soil can be selected. From the sieving sets, a stream of product gets through a large picking table to the tank with a capacity of 5.5 tones and lifting height of 4.2 m. The machines is intended for farmers and service providers interested in machines with performance between single and double row machines currently offered on the market.
2) Grimme SE 260 harvester type UB with Nonstop tank
Two-row towed harvester SE 260 with a lateral element for harvesting and a 6-ton tank complements the successful SE 150-60 series, and at the same time it enables to reveal the potential of 2-row harvesters with a tank. The harvesting technique is based on a combination of mechanical elements that are effective and protect bulbs in 2-row harvesters SE 15-60 and improved flow of bulbs in single row SE 75-55. The compact design of these machines ensures very good maneuverability what is especially advantageous on headlands. The relatively low weight (9.2 tones) and wide tires (dimensions up to 800/45-30.5) guarantee the protection of the ground. SE 260 is compatible with tractors from 110 hp. This machine is easy to operate and maintain, and its construction allows good visibility of plowing elements. The operation is facilitated by additional elements of equipment, e.g. vision system.
3) Belt conveyor Grimme TC 80-13
TC 80-13 is a stable construction with simultaneous protection of the product during transportation to the storage room. The combination of two conveyors, with a width of 80 cm and a range of 16.5 m, is characterized by a unique airbag lifting mechanism. It provides the limitation of product’s damages during reloading to the belt. An optional hydraulic steering mechanism and drive system ensure a comfortable change of the machine’s position. The possibility of a smooth change of range ensures that the store loader without the need to reconstruct the transport line.
4) Belt conveyor Grimme LC 705
LC series belts are electro-hydraulic driven, i.e. during field operation. LC 705 performs sliding working movements, it can be hydraulically driven (e.g. during the operation in the field from the tractor’s hydraulics. Moreover, it can be equipped in both types of drive (hybrid drive) in order to extend the operating possibilities. Maximum product’s protection is ensured by the serial gradual adjustment of the charge’s height. Smooth adjustment of the belt’s speed enables the optimum adaptation of operation to the prevailing conditions.
5) Pallet box filler GrimmeGBF
GBF is a fully automated filler of pallet boxes adapted for both storage and processing of potatoes. Adjustable loading height and frame for positioning of the box enable to fill different types of boxes. Hydraulically adjustable front segment guarantee a minimum height of unloading to boxes. The machine is operation from a BGT desktop and it is equipped with Flow Control system to turn on and turn off the transport conveyor. Optionally, the machine can be equipped with a balance for filling the pallet box with a precise accuracy and counting the daily or weekly sum of filled goods.
6) CleanLoader – Field filling and reloading station
Logistic and ecological reasons persuaded Grimme engineers to construct the field filling and reloading station CleanLoader. It was permitted to traffic on public roads. This station is able to separate the majority of pollutions already in the field.
CleanLoader for independent operation is equipped with a cost-effective 4-cylinder diesel engine Hatz (50l / 12 hours) with a power of 46 kW – what makes it unnecessary to use an additional current generator. In a maximum of 15 minutes, the station is ready for work or transport to another plantation. Large support legs do not require any additional pads. The first element of the station is a proven charging hopper RH 24-60 Combi with a capacity of 21 m3, and then two sets of rollers and an inspection platform. The first set of rollers serves for intensive separation of soil. The second set can be used for soil separation or as a fractioning unit. Additional advantages of CleanLoader station are two side retractable carrying belts. Therefore, the use of additional belts is not necessary.
CleanLoader is equipped with a comfortable inspection platform with a waste tape. On belts, which protect bulbs, a product’s weight is transferred to a 120 cm transverse elevator. Optionally, the elevator can be equipped with patented OptiBags for additional soil sifting. The transverse elevator can be moved to the right or left (6.5 m) by 25 degree, so the transport vehicle moves forward only once. The length that can be reached by the vehicle to the reloading on the transport vehicle is 7 meters. This allows the loading even through the smallest trenches. The height of reloading is up to 6.5 meters, and the transverse elevator passes potatoes to a transport vehicle at a very low height. The productivity of CleanLoader is up to 120 t/h. This means that it is possible to fill the truck in only 15 minutes.
7) Store loader Grimme SL 165
Store loader SL 165 with a belt (width of 65 cm and length of 16.1 m) is an ideal choice for medium-sized companies. These machines are popular thanks to convenient handling and high capacity for storage of potatoes, onions, carrots and grains. Large sliding of wheels enables a maximum freedom of working movements, reducing the need for frequent transport of the machine to another workstation. Unique construction details of chassis, steering system and continuous drives as serial equipment allow the maximum usable length in this class, high efficiency and good maneuverability.
8) Receiving pit Grimme RH 24-60 Combi
RH 24-60 Combi are modular machines. Their advantage is the variety of combinations depending on operating conditions. Construction of the floor conveyor, active closure of the pocket, cleaning and continuous drives (as standard equipment) enable the maximum protection of the product and productivity. After passing through a set of PU spiral rollers, the product mass is transferred to two belts of a sorting table with a width of 72 cm, which can be operated by up to 8 persons. Depending on the requirements concerning the sorting accuracy and product’s protection, the Combi machine can be connected with the mesh sorter or one or two step sets of PU spiral rollers.