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Grimme Field Loader in Ontario a North American first of its kind

Dr Eugenia Banks, potato specialist at the Ontario Potato Board reports that the new Grimme Field Loader arrived in Ontario, Canada from Germany.  HJV Equipment in Alliston has brought the first one of its type in North America. 

HJV Equipment was started by Harry Jacob Vander Zaag in 1949. According to the current President of the company, Dave Vander Zaag, the vision of the company is “To Become The Premier Specialized Agricultural Equipment Distributorship In The World”. He says HJV continues to move forward in all aspects of business that will help it achieve this goal. Acquiring the new Grimme is certainly one example of exactly this,

Depending on harvest conditions, a single trailer of potatoes can contain up to 20% soil/trash .  This can amount to as much as 1,000 tons per 100 ha, according to studies by Grimme. The new Field Loader is designed to reduce this trash content saving both time and money by limiting the amount of trash on the static grading line during harvest.

Four large wheels on a tandem axle help to keep ground pressure to a minimum while ensuring a smooth ride during road transport.

The Field Loader has an impressive output of 120 tonnes/hour depending on soil type, crop and conditions.  It will be on display at the Ontario Potato Field Day on August 22  at HJV Equipment where growers can get more information on this state-of-the art Grimme machine. It no doubt enhances farm sustainability and helps to protect the environment.

The number of booths at the Trade Show keeps increasing year on year.  There will be a display of potato varieties new to Ontario and a BBQ provided by Syngenta.  Growers, researchers, crop consultants and anyone interested in potato should find something of interest.  Everyone is welcome!

Dr Eugenia Banks can be reached at [email protected]a. HJV maintains a website at http://hjvequip.com

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