Versatile all-rounder

Dutch contractor Ploegmakers works with a unique version of Vervaet’s trike. It's both a slurry vehicle and a root crop chaser bin

by topliner

Operating from a base at the village of De Rips (roughly midway between Eindhoven and the German border), the two Ploegmakers Vervaet trikes are kept busy during the Dutch slurry season (February 1st to September 1st). But once this period ends, the machines stand idle for five months. Wanting to keep the wheels turning and the hours clocking up, Ploegmakers had looked at ways of utilising the self-propelleds for other work.