The second DVD in this two-part DVD set focuses on the advances in harvester design of the past fifteen years. Tanks are larger and there are more axles to spread the massive weights involved. The machines handle an increasing number of rows with far more technical monitoring.
The programme also covers the recent trend towards specialised ‘beet chasers’ in the field and self-propelled cleaner loaders. An extra feature looks at the Vervaet factory and the company’s history.
Chris Lockwood justifiably claims this pair of programmes to be ‘the most thorough on beet harvesters ever’. In total some 75 machines are featured over the two discs which include examples from almost all the beet harvester manufacturers whose machines sold in the UK in recent decades. The machines covered in part 2 are:
Agrifac Big Six 2, Agrifac Big Six 5, Agrifac Big Six (2011), Agrifac Quatro, Agrifac WKM 9000-S, Agrifac WKM Hexa 12, Agrifac ZA 215 EH, Armer Salmon Beaver HD Super, Edenhall 743, Garford VT640, Gilles two-phase system, Grimme Maxtron 620, Grimme Rexor 620, Holmer Terra-Dos, Holmer Terra-Dos T2, Holmer Terra-Dos T3, Kleine SF 10-2, Matrot M41H Electronic (2003), Matrot M2011, Moreau Lectra V2, Moreau Voltra 6-24, Riecam RBM 300-S, Riecam 400-T, Ropa Euro-Tiger V8-3, Thyregod T7, TIM MII SA K-85, TIM MIII SH 1204, Vervaet 17-T (2001), Vervaet 17-T (2006), Vervaet Beet Eater 617,
Vervaet Beet Eater 617 (2011), Vervaet Beet Eater 625, Vervaet Beet Eater 625 (2011), Vervaet Beet Eater 925
Richard Western & Kleine beet chasers
Ropa Euro-Maus 3
Holmer Terra Felis 2
Special feature: Visit to the Vervaet factory
- Running time 120 mins approx
- PAL DVD