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Scotts to showcase range of specialized equipment at Fruit Logistica event in Germany

Scotts Precision Manufacturing, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of vegetable cleaning and harvesting equipment, will attend the Fruit Logistica show in Berlin next week, 8 – 10 February. The event has returned to its traditional February timing after a one-year, pandemic-induced break, bringing together over 40,000 buyers and trade visitors from around 130 countries, and more than 2,000 exhibitors from 87 countries.

Other than the Evolution Separator, Scotts will also be revealing details on its 2023 revisions of the  Microlift Pro windrower, cabbage de-leafing system and the company’s range of Trinity haulm toppers.

Visitors are invited to visit Scotts at Hall 4.1 and booth A-45 at the show.

Evolution Separator

“We have been continually developing our industry leading Evolution Separator, best known for its ability to give exceptional cleaning capacity amongst most root crops,” says Derek Scott, Managing Director.

“Fifteen years constant development of the separator together with everything we have learnt along the way, has enabled us to further develop the system to perform equally well for potatoes and with a number of fruits, vegetables, brassicas and alliums.”

Scotts enjoy a strong demand for the Evolution separator worldwide, primarily for potato and carrot growers and processers, Derek says.

“We are looking to broaden the appeal of our separator. Its very important for us to have direct contact with the end user to better understand the specific needs and drive further development. Being face to face at events like Fruit Logistica with potential future customers is by far the best way to work.”

The Evolution Separator works by removing dirt between 2 counter-rotating rollers. The larger roller (spiral roller) has air chambers and is deformable with a spiral rib. The smaller roller (clod roller) is smooth with a choice of finishes.

Derek points out that the clever “spiral rib” design pulls the debris into the valley between the rollers where, if the debris is soft enough, it is then shredded and ejected down under the separator. Stones will also pass between the rollers, since the “spiral roller” easily deforms around the stone and does not allow crop losses at this time.

If larger rocks enter the valley and the spiral roller is not sufficiently deformed, there is a safety mechanism that allows the clod roller to spring away momentarily.

The Microlift Pro

The Microlift Pro is capable of lifting any variety of crops from potatoes, carrots, onions, bulbs and much more.

The crop can be lifted directly from the ground or after it has been windrowed and placed straight into a trailer with the cart elevator option. Furthermore, we offer a choice of cross conveyors or rear deflectors.

“The Microlift Pro is built to withstand the harshest of conditions and is ideally suited to areas that have small fields or restricted access and where a conventional trailed harvester would be difficult to operate,” says Derek Scott.

“Being fully mounted, a zero turning circle is achieved which results in unsurpassed manoeuverability both in field and on the road.”

The fully mounted Microlift Pro windrowers are now available up to a 2700mm working width in standard length or with 1000mm extended main web.

Source: Scotts Precision Manufacturing Ltd
Further information:
Derek Scott, Managing Director
07831 757283
Office 01205 270 128

Scotts Microlift Pro – All features explained:
In the video below Derek Scott, managing director of Scotts Precision Manufacturing takes us on a in-depth tour of all the aspects of the Microlift Pro.

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