New Product: Tong Fieldloader PRO

Published online: Oct 15, 2018 New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting
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Based on the same principles as Tong Engineering’s proven Fieldloader, which offers in-field and on-farm cleaning and loading of crops, the Fieldloader PRO has been designed with even greater flexibility, transportability and the gentlest handling in mind.

High-capacity in-field cleaning and loading

“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 Fieldloader PRO will receive and clean crop at high capacities straight from trailers filled by the harvester, ensuring soil and debris are removed from crop in the field, while significantly reducing unnecessary transport of crop from field to farm.”

Compact, gentle and quiet

At about 30 feet long in transport mode, the self-contained, compact Fieldloader PRO features a high-capacity reception hopper feeding a choice of crop cleaning units. The Fieldloader PRO is built with a spacious four-man inspection area ahead of where the crop transfers to Tong’s new-style foldable cart elevator, which cradles the crop deep into the bulk 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.

Versatile options

“What makes the Fieldloader PRO different is the multiple cleaning options available to customers, as well as the new wider cart elevator, which can be specified up to 5 feet wide,” says EdwardTong. “The new Fieldloader PRO is designed to be extremely versatile; it is suitable for multi-crop use, working effectively on potatoes, carrots and onions. Customers can also choose any Tong cleaning unit as part of the machine, including our advanced EasyClean separator, available with Auto-Touch HMI controls. Our high-speed PU coil cleaning system and star coil cleaning units are also available. The customer really can configure the Fieldloader PRO to meet his or her exact requirements.”

Reliable performance

Built on a heavy-duty chassis, the Fieldloader PRO can be easily transported on the road from field to site and features robust support legs for ultimate performance during operation. Like all Tong equipment, the Fieldloader PRO is built with Tong’s Blue Inverter technology, offering all electric inverter variable speed drive for the very best energy efficiency. Tong’s industry-leading Auto-Touch HMI controls with intelligent diagnostics and maintenance features are also an option on the new machine. Depending on specification and crop type, the Fieldloader PRO can be built to effectively clean and load up to 150 tons per hour.

“This next-generation machine has been designed as a complete in-field crop cleaning and loading powerhouse that will ensure growers can respond quickly and efficiently to contract demands,” says Tong.

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