Harvesting sugar beet leaves for protein: More leaves the better

Dutch contractor Hack has taken an early 1990s Riecam self-propelled sugar beet harvester and modified it to cut the leaves, but leave the roots in the ground. We wanted to find out why

by Steven Vale

These days the Riecam RBM230, a modern-day classic, is a popular starting point for farmers and contractors to transform to a second life as a self-propelled mechanical hoe or infield chaser bin.