UK manufacturer of vegetable handling equipment, Tong Engineering, has announced the launch of its next generation Fieldloader machine, the FieldLoad PRO.
Based on the same principles as Tong’s proven Fieldloader, which offers in-field and on-farm cleaning and loading of crop, the FieldLoad PRO has been designed with even greater flexibility, transportability and the gentlest handling in mind.
“Talking to our customers, there is a definite emphasis on reducing ‘crop miles’ and the amount of harvest-related soil on the roads by loading crop at the field side,” says Edward Tong, Managing Director at Tong Engineering. “The FieldLoad PRO will receive and clean crop at high capacities straight from trailers filled by the harvester, ensuring soil and debris is removed from crop in the field, whilst significantly reducing unnecessary transport of crop from field to farm.”
At under 10 metres long in transport mode, the self-contained and compact FieldLoad PRO features a high capacity reception hopper feeding a choice of crop cleaning units. The FieldLoad PRO is built with a spacious 4-man inspection area before crop transfers to Tong’s new-style foldable cart elevator which cradles crop deep into the bulker trailer. The new machine also comes complete with a super-silent onboard generator, which provides power efficiency for in-field cleaning, or can be bypassed for mains power when operating on-farm.
Tong Engineering, is once again exhibiting at the UK’s largest farm machinery show LAMMA, and this time at the event’s new location, the NEC Birmingham, on stand 8.600 in Hall 8.