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Sunday 25 June 2017

Grimme loader will clean up on costs

Grimme's new field loader in action
Grimme's new field loader in action
Derek Casey

Derek Casey

Grimme has launched a new field loader designed to reduce trash content in the sample, saving growers time and money by limiting the amount of trash returned to the grading line during harvest.

The 'CleanLoader' is fully road legal, and features four large wheels on a tandem axle designed to keep ground pressure to a minimum.

It is fully independent, requiring no external power source to operate due to an on-board 46KW, four cylinder diesel engine which Grimme claims uses around 50 litres of fuel over a 12 hour period.

The hopper automatically feeds onto twin coil units to ensure even and constant crop flow through the machine.

The first set of coils provides intense soil separation, while the second coil unit can be used either for additional separation or pre-grading of the crop depending upon conditions.

The elevator has a 250C (or 6.5m) pivot range, removing the need to constantly reposition trailers during filling.

With an impressive seven metre overloading length it is possible to leave the trailer out of the field completely, discharging over any small hedges or ditches.

The CleanLoader has an output of 120t/hr depending upon soil type, crop and conditions.

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