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Tong Engineering announced new potato box filler

Tong Engineering has announced a new twin-head box filler which is minimising labour requirements and almost tripling throughput for an established seed potato processor in Tasmania.

Built to combine high capacity and gentle box filling, with reduced forklift movements for maximum efficiency, the new MonstaFill box filler is the latest in a series of new product developments from Tong Engineering.

“As a company we are very proud to be unveiling a number of new products for 2019, and the new MonstaFill box filler is the first of two advanced and exceptionally gentle box filling solutions that we are bringing to the market this year,” said Edward Tong, Managing Director at Tong Engineering.

Manufactured to gently and evenly fill 1 or 2 ton boxes, the new filler from Tong is maximising throughput capacity for Cherry Hill Coolstores, based in northern Tasmania.

Processing over 15,000 tons of seed potatoes annually, Cherry Hill operate between the seed grower and the main crop grower.

“For the potato seed grower we unload, apply fungicides, grade and prepare their seed for certification,” explains Andrew Langmaid of Cherry Hill Coolstores. “For the seed buyers and main crop growers, we store the seed until planting season, and then prepare the potatoes for planting.”

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