Grimme adds WV vegetable windrower

Grimme reckons that its WV vegetable windrower provides gentle handling during the first part of a two-phase harvesting system in crops such as storage onions.

by Steven Vale

23 Mar 2020

Up front, rubber or brush type intake paddles, the design of which prevents crop from rolling back when the machine is lifted, transfer crop onto the first of two webs.

Both intake paddle options are claimed to be flexible, moving vertically to reduce the pressure on the crop when volumes increase, and depending on the conditions, the first and second webs can be equipped with mechanical or hydraulically-powered agitators.

The spring-loaded suspension system on the two support wheels and bed roller is also worth mentioning. This ensures a constant pressure on the roller to prevent soil from ‘bulldozing’ in front of it. This results is a firm and level surface, says Grimme, which prevents harvested crop from sinking into the top soil when lowered back to the ground.

The spring-loaded suspension system on the two support wheels and bed roller results in a firm and level surface.

This not only results in improved crop drying, is the claim, but also minimises soil volumes brought into the machine during the second harvesting phase.

The WV is available this season in working widths of 1.40m, 1.65m and 1.80m.