Standen T2 trailed potato harvester: Simple name hides decades of development

First seen in pre-production form in 2009, the Standen Pearson T2 trailed two-row potato harvester was launched the following year, replacing the popular Enterprise and Vision models. Although the T2 continued to adhere to its core design, the harvester has been through numerous developments, the latest of which feature on the heavily revised T2XS models that hit the market in 2020. With a decent park of used Standen T2 and a few late T2XS harvesters to choose from, now is a good time to look for a used model but, as you would expect, you need to look beyond condition

by James de Havilland

Designed and built by Standen at its factory in Ely, Cambridgeshire, the T2 and successor T2XS two-row trailed potato harvesters have enjoyed strong sales, with a decent number of used models on offer through both the company and its dealers.