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Rubber tracked root harvester
This picture is of a prototype harvester.

I think it is designed to harvest red beet and similar crops.
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Looks like the delivery elevator is not fitted to this display machine.

Perhaps it could be used to harvest potatoes, where the ground is very soft, if some of those front disc's were removed.

It looks to me Frank, like its the SAME machine, in both our pictures
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I also think its for potatoes, and the disc's are for the... (loof in english) the plant to cut the brenches(dont know the word :-[ ) We have those disc's also on our potato harvester.
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It is a bit hard to see whether they have "cotton reels" (as we call it here) on the mouth of the digging webs (helps feed the spuds into the machine, when direct harvesting); looks like discs there too (which the normal conventional diggers have), as Nederweert said.

Looks weird up on top of the machine too, no sign of any grading rollers or picking table, mmm, not sure what type of machine it is :-P
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I found this on the internet.

It´s an article out of the "Farmers Guardian", 10 november 2006.

Self-propelled machinery often has traction and manoeuvrability advantages in difficult soil conditions – partly because these machines carry their weight rather than towing the deadweight of a trailer or trailed implement – and that principle has been applied for the first time to parsnip harvesting with a machine built by Jones Engineering. The ‘positive selection harvester’ is designed to cope with difficult lifting conditions on wet, sticky soils, which normally would involve ploughing up the crop and then collecting it by hand. The self-propelled machine, based on lifting technology developed for the trailed harvesters that the company has built, does the whole job. It is based on a Morooka tracked dumper chassis, which is powered by a 110hp engine and has hydrostatic drive to the rubber track belts. It also donates the driver’s cabin, which has been repositioned to give a commanding view of the lifting and sorting operations. The machine is designed to lift four rows of parsnips grown in ridges at 56in centres using slim shares that feed two webs passing either side of the driver’s cab. Fold-down platforms on both sides at the rear can accommodate up to 10 staff to manually remove clods, stones and sub-standard roots by dropping them on to a central web that deposits them back on to the ground. Hydraulic forks at the back of the machine hold the box being filled high and at an angle at first to minimise bruising drops before it is lowered progressively and then placed on the ground once full. Empty boxes are carried to minimise box change-overs.


Now must I find out what a "parsnip" is :-[
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A parsnip is een pastinaak - wittewortel
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Good work "Detective Frank", you have done extremely well :-)
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Well done Frank,
I had never seen one working :-)
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based on a morooka mst 800 (110hp engine)

morooka rules :-D
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treurniet,
I quite like the morooka rubber track tractors. How does your morooka go? Do you prefer it, to a wheel tractor?
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this is a morooka mst800 cabbageharvester

i prefer it for harvesting leek ,we harvested with a MF2640 (75cm tyres) befor and we got stuck (even with a mf 698 4wd linkt to it)a lot,now with the morooka mk 100 it is as flat as a pooltabel (the ground;-) )
the groundpressure of the morooka is so low ,i need to lift the harvester up to ad pressure on the tracks to continu harvesting
you can turn on the spot (4m) and the hydrostatic drive is easy to adapte to different ground conditions wet (slow)or dry fast), so the leekharvester can shake loose ground from the leekroots
we start harvesting leek in december up to mai wen there is no frost ,sometimes pretty wet :-D


greetz treurniet
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You would expect that it would be alot better than a wheeled tractor in wet harvest conditions; I guess it is a matter of justifying the cost of such a machine.

Interesting photos :-)
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yeh tas

we buy it wen it was 8years old , it costs as much as a wheeld tractor ,we got a bargain ,the dealer got it for several years and there was no interest for it :-P
if year after year you get stuck and mess up the ground than te cost is easely justefied
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yeh tas

we buy it wen it was 8years old , it costs as much as a wheeld tractor ,we got a bargain ,the dealer got it for several years and there was no interest for it :-P
if year after year you get stuck and mess up the ground than te cost is easely justefied
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Ok thanks Treurniet.
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