Grimme on song at Potato Europe 2015

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Under the slogan ‘Strong solutions for practical work,’ Grimme is presenting a multitude of new developments and enhancements at Potato Europe 2015, to be held in Kain, Belgium on September 2-3. Machines to be presented include the four-row, self-propelled potato harvester Varitron 470 (left) and the two-row ISObus-capable bunker harvesters SE 260 and SV 260.

The second generation Varitron 470 is equipped with a 7-ton unloading bunker for which a patent is pending. In many countries, the state-of-the art 435hp engine meets the conditions for comprehensive subsidy programmes. Automatic and constant share depth control (Terra Control), large tires that are gentle on the soil, highest maneuverability, new ergonomically-designed control desk, unrivalled clear arrangement, sieving on a width of 2.8m and many helpful assistance systems are only some of the features of the self-propelled harvester that is approved for use on public roads.

All harvesters are equipped with the Visual Protect system, which means that a color monitor provides the driver at all times with a comprehensive overview even of critical conditions in the harvester so that they can intervene before a fault occurs. Tractor Implement Management, load-dependent fully automatic speed control for separators (Speedtronic), ISObus control and further enhancements will be presented at the 300m² stand. Grimme will also be demonstrating a complete storing technology line, a box filler as well as the new LC-series band conveyors with hybrid drive.

Grimme says it is the only manufacturer in potato technology to offer a variety of helpful apps for practical work. The Grimme Tools app enables growers among others to conveniently calculate or determine spraying tracks, seed stock requirements, yield and reach, as well as the performance data during digging. Another Grimme app offers a comprehensive overview of all products including photographs, videos, brochures and presentations. With the CCI Control Mobile app it is possible to use a tablet to display, process and pass on machine, acreage and order data.

July 24, 2015

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