Sweet Potato Harvesting Equipment
transplanters VINE SNAPPERS HARVESTERS BOX FILLER TRAILERS
Mechanical Transplanter 22C Units
Larrington Guardian Box Filler Unit
Truck Mounted Box Filler Unit
"History in the Making"
Understanding the mechanical sweet potato harvest has been an ongoing project for seven years, of which we are very proud. In its current state, the mechanical sweet potato harvest has become completed. Originally working with Standen Engineering, Burch Farms, Thornhill Farms and Dawson Farms, a mechanical harvester was designed to dig sweet potatoes. The TSP1900 has proved its feat time and time again, digging both fresh market and process sweet potatoes. The variable speed hydraulic drive system allows for gentle handling of sweet potatoes while digging them. The variable scroll sizer and Omega table allow the TSP1900 to be successful in all environments. While designing the sweet potato harvester, FARMERS HARVEST INC. worked directly with General Metal Fabrications to redesign the vine snapper, a machine which had some issues and fell short of its potential. During the 2012 Field Day at Burch Farms in North Carolina, the Bau-Man Vine Snapper and Standen TSP1900 proved to be a dynamic duo. Yet, there was still a missing component. Skinning was still noticed during the loading process, when sweet potatoes were transferred from the boom to the pallet boxes. Many designs were proposed, but the exact solution wasn't rendered until late 2014, when FARMERS HARVEST INC. and Larrington Trailers began working together. Larrington's Guardian Box Filler trailer appeared to be the missing component. A Guardian Box Filler trailer made its way to the States during the summer of 2015, where it was first tested on white potatoes at Sterman-Masser. After great success in Pennsylvania at Masser's, Larrington went back to the drawing board to make the Guardian accommodate sweet potatoes, while removing some unnecessary English components. Click here to watch the Bau-Man Vine Snapper, Standen TSP1900 and Larrington Guardian Box Filler trailer working together to harvest fresh market sweet potatoes.
"The Proof is in the Box"
Click here to watch the Bau-Man Vine Snapper, Standen TSP1900 and Larrington Guardian Box Filler trailer working together to harvest fresh market sweet potatoes.