Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:55

Feeder’s got it ‘beet’

Written by  Mark Daniel
Robertson Farm Machinery is offering a beet chopping attachment for its EX and Mega range of wagons. Robertson Farm Machinery is offering a beet chopping attachment for its EX and Mega range of wagons.

It's no surprise feeder wagon specialist Robertson Farm Machinery is offering a beet chopping attachment for its EX and Mega range of wagons.

Afterall, interest in fodder beet crops is increasing at a rate of knots.

Available as an extra on new Combi PR, X or XL wagons – or for retro-fit to existing machines in the field – the units fit on the front left side of the wagon and are powered by a direct drive gearbox.

A rotating drum carries 72 blades which chop against three adjustable grates that can move back under hydraulic pressure in cases of blockage by crop or stones, then auto-reset to allow chopping to resume.

Chop length is adjustable from 50-150mm, and rated output is up to 30 tonnes per hour.

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