North American sugar beet growers have new options for improving productivity, while reducing manpower requirements with self-propelled Vervaet harvesters.
For decades, Art’s Way and Vervaet have developed their proprietary lines of sugar beet harvesters to high levels of success.
Now, Art’s Way has introduced Vervaet self-propelled machines to North America.
These unique harvesters are equipped with a leaf topper and scalper, eliminating the need for operating a defoliator. The topper operates at variable speeds up to 1400 rpm.Leaves are distributed in two ways. With the auger outlet closed, leaves are pulverized and placed between the rows, evenly spread over the entire harvested area.
Or, the leaves can be augered to a variable speed spreader and distributed out the side of the unit.
The harvesting unit is equipped with a highly accurate automatic depth control on hydraulically driven wheels or feeler bars. The harvesting unit is always parallel to the ground. Independently rotating shears lift the beets with a gentle wiggling motion. Operating at 700 rpm provides 23 lifting movements per second.
OPPEL WHEEL LIFTERS(future availability)
Just like the sheer lifter system, the ground is sensed independently left and right to keep the unit level. This system uses metal lifting wheels positioned in a v-shape, pulling the right straight out of the ground. Oppel wheels follow the rows individually so the beets are always in the center of the unit.
With a simple touch, the operator can adjust the cleaning system from gentle to aggressive.
Optional grab rolls
The harvester can be equipped with a series of 10 grab rolls that replace the last turbine. The rolls can be set to rotate in the same direction for gentle cleaning, or towards each other for more intensive cleaning.
Operator choice of 2-wheel, 4-wheel, or crab steering. Auto steer is standard.Optional hydraulic leveling benefits operation in hilly conditions.
Topper with one rotor – standard
Topper with auger and spreader (6×20 in., 6×22 in. x 4×30 in.) – optional
Double adjustable scalpers – optional
Airplane-type topper depth wheels (2pc)
Hydraulic 3-point linkage
Hydraulic cylinder to lift up frame auto steer – optional
XL lifter 6×30 in. ICW integral topper 16.4 ft.
XL lifter 8×22 in. ICW integral topper 16.4 ft.
XL lifter 9×20 in. ICW integral topper 16.4 ft.
Spring loaded lifter elements (for flexing over rocks)
Axle with depth wheels and flippers on lifter – standard
Cleaning wheels on front turbines – optional
Wheels and Tires
(standard GoodYear 800×38 front, and GoodYear 800×32 rear)
Michelin 800×38 on front 4x
Michelin 800×38 on front 4x – CEREX BIB
Michelin 800×38 rear 2
Michelin 800×38 rear 2 – CEREX BIB
Michelin 900×32 rear 2x
Frame and Tank
Extendable front axle (only SL) – optional
Longer discharge elevator – standard
Gates on turbine 2 and 3 – hydraulic adjust up/down – standard
Gates on turbine 4 and 5 – hydraulic adjust up/down – optional
Side window wiper set – optional
Fuel consumption meter – standard
Color camera set, trio – standard
Air conditioning – optional
Xenon work light on cab (incl. extra relays)/pc – optional
Extra camera (4 in total) plus split monitor – optional
Model 625 – 510 HP Paccar