International Sugar Journal

Testing of sugar beet harvesters in Germany 2012 [Full subscriber]

Field demonstrations in Seligenstadt, Germany over two days in mid-October 2012 comprised the evaluation of nine sugar beet harvesters and four cleaner-loaders from seven manufacturers. Quality parameters examined for harvesters were beet losses (both surface and sub-surface), root breakage, soil tare and topping quality (accuracy and crown retention). Cleaner-loaders were assessed for tap root loss and soil tare of beet as discharged from elevators. Manufacturers whose machines were evaluated were Agrifac, Grimme, Holmer, Ropa, Kleine, Brettmeister and Vervaet.…

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