The Lynx, the latest two-row trailed elevator-type potato harvester from Belgian manufacturer AVR, can be used for both inline and offset harvesting.
Offered with three different types of cleaning module: pintle belt, pintle belt/cross roller set or pintle belt/Varioweb, which comes from the Puma 3 self-propelled harvester, most of the components of the hydraulically-powered machine are controlled from the tractor cab.
This includes the steering wheels, machine levelling, digging unit up/down, hydraulic digging unit depth (option), drawbar steering, Varioweb in/out, pintle belt inclination, elevator cylinders, emptying the supply belt and elevator and optional axial roller inclination.
The wide tyres help to lower the ground pressure and make it easy to pull, says the company, and when used offset the tractor can also be equipped with wider tyres.
The newcomer effectively replaces the Espirit and will be offered alongside the Spirit. The Lynx requires a 140hp plus tractor, will be available in the UK for the 2019 season with prices starting from €135,000.