The innovative features found in the latest version of Haith’s class-leading root vegetable polisher are proving popular with growers and packers across the world.
With machinery exhibitions on hold, Haith hasn’t yet officially launched the 2021 polisher. However, they have received several orders, including one from RS Cockerill which is buying four machines for use in its Dunnington packhouse near York in the UK.
New and improved features
Haith’s 2021 polisher includes several new and improved features, such as Cleaning In Place (CIP), which allows the operator to set the time when the polisher is cleaned by the detergent dosage system, which prevents bacteria from building up. CIP is complemented by an upgraded zero slip barrel drive system, an air-operated discharge door with finger-tip control and taper locks on all drive components.
“Our root veg polisher is an extremely popular machine probably owing to our unique direct motor drive system,” says Duane Hill, sales director at Haith. “The 2021 model cements the Haith Root Veg Polisher Pro’s reputation for being the ideal polisher for potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beetroot and celeriac thanks to its patented direct drive brush rollers and our innovations which allow the machine to keep running with minimal downtime for maintenance.
“We’ve not rested on our laurels since we introduced the previous version. We’ve looked at every aspect of the machine and listened to feedback from customers who are running previous versions of our polisher. We are very pleased indeed with the 2021 model and think it will be a very popular choice with people looking for an easy to use, effective and reliable polisher that is built to last!”
As with the previous version, the Haith’s 2021 polisher retains the automatic washdown, improved barrel drives, the upgraded slip ring, externally mounted cooper split bearings and the optional water flume bypass for handling loose skin potatoes which were introduced on the 2020 model.
Available with either 14 x 3m or 18 x 3.5m rollers, the Root Veg Polisher is available to order now, with both versions coming with an enhanced two-year warranty on non-wearing parts.
“The Haith polisher, like all of their machines, is excellent,” says Martin Cockerill, chairman of RS Cockerill Ltd. “We have a long-standing relationship with Haith and had no hesitation in ordering four of the 2021 polishers for our latest improvement programme. The combination of the new features, proven reliability and exceptional build quality made it a straightforward decision.”
Incorporated as a limited company in 1964, Tickhill Engineering, which trades as Haith, is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of vegetable handling equipment. Its range of grading, washing, bulk handling, weighing, pre-pack systems and water treatment solutions are relied upon by some of the world’s largest food producers and packing companies along with farmers of all sizes in the UK and overseas.
For more information about Haith and its leading range of vegetable handling solutions, please visit www.haith.co.uk