Carrot harvester

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This is the 6 row Self Propelled carrot harvester Asa Lift started up in 2011
A top lift and a share lift self-propelled carrot harvester manufactured by SIMON

A carrot harvester is an agricultural machine for harvesting carrots. Carrot harvesters are either top lifters or share lifters and may be tractor mounted, trailed behind a tractor or self-propelled.[1][2] The machine typically harvests between one and six rows of carrots at once.

Operation[edit]

The two types of harvesters differ in how they get the carrots from the ground.

Top lifting harvesters[edit]

Top lifters use rubber belts to grab the green tops of the carrot plant and pull them from the soil. A share pushes under the carrot root and loosens the plant.

The belt takes the carrots, with tops, in to the machine where the tops are cut off and sent along a waste path and dropped back on to the field.

Share lifting harvesters[edit]

A share lifter uses a share to get the carrots out of the ground from underneath. The machine must be preceded by a topper to cut the green tops off the carrot plants. The carrots travel along a longer web to separate out the soil.

Cleaning and collection[edit]

The carrot roots travel along one or more webs to remove most of the soil attached to the carrot. The carrots are collected either in a storage tank on the machine or in a trailer pulled alongside the machine by another tractor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simon - Welcome". Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Asa Lift Vegetable Harvesting Machines". Retrieved 2012-12-04. 

WEREMCZUK FMR CARROT HARVESTER ALINA SUPERNOVA

External links[edit]

Media related to Carrot harvesters at Wikimedia Commons