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AVR’s new anti-erosion system for Ceres potato planters unveiled

In addition to the brand-new Lynx potato harvester, AVR exhibited also its latest state-of-the-art anti-erosion system at the recent Interpom trade fair in Europe.

For the upcoming potato planting season, all AVR Ceres potato planters with a hopper capacity of up to 3,500 kg (4×75 cm) or 4,000 kg (4×90 cm) can now be equipped with the state-of-the-art AVR anti-erosion system.

The potato ridger consists of a hydraulically driven axle with small rollers that move metal scoops up and down one after the other. This creates little mounds of earth between the ridges, the purpose of which is to prevent water and earth erosion on sloping fields.

The scoops are equipped with spring tines to exert pressure on the scoops so that the latter can retract to prevent the equipment from being damaged by stones. The speed, spring pressure and height of the scoops can all be adjusted.

The entire system can be moved upwards and downwards by means of mechanical spindles (for correct height setting and storage purposes).

More information on the AVR website and on this pdf file

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