24 - 02 - 2011 - Dewulf launches new 1-row, trailed bunker carrot harvester
Dewulf NV, specialist in the field of harvesting technology for potatoes and carrots, has presented its new carrot harvester at Sima Expo in Paris.
The Dewulf GBC is a compact, 1-row, trailed top lifting harvester with bunker which offers its user all possible comfort, during harvesting as well as during maintenance.
The GBC is a more compact version of the 1-row trailed top lifting harvester GBI, which was launched in 2000. Compared to the bigger GBI, the GBC carrot harvester will have a more compact bunker and a shorter wheel base.
The GBC has picking belts that have a small angle compared to the soil, which ensure a smooth intake of the carrots. The belts can handle high speeds and the rotating direction can be changed. Shares and picking element operate independently. This guarantees stability and perfect positioning of the shares in the ground. The picking element is standard equipped with depth control.
The GBC excels through easy maintenance. The blades in the top-lifting harvester are driven by sprockets which are mounted into a hermetically sealed gearbox. The gearbox is lubricated beforehand and does not need maintenance anymore. In contrast to a chain drive, sprockets of hardened steel, in combination with a sealed gearbox, make sure the synchronization remains ideal year after year.
Rotating parts which are exposed to dust and humidity are subject to wear. That is why Dewulf chose to enclose the bearings and blades in a labyrinth sealing, which even keeps the smallest dust particles away. In order to simplify maintenance, there are only four greasing nipples per blade set. This lubrication and protection against unwanted elements guarantees a long lifetime of the bearings.
The GBC is very versatile thanks to its reduced dimensions and also because of the drawbar that is mounted on a cylinder. This way, the steering wheels guarantee a perfect positioning of the machine, even on the smallest parcels. The three ton bunker is mounted on a smart parallelogram system, which prevents the bunker to tilt, even during discharge.
Worldwide, Dewulf represents top of the range harvesting technology, specialized in the field of potatoes and carrots. Dewulf now employs over 80 employees and the company premises equal more than 30.000m2. The company has its own R&D facilities and exports to more than 25 countries worldwide.