ELEPHANT BEET WASHER
Tonnes / Hour
80 (washing & chopping)
THE CROSS ELEPHANT BEET WASHER
Much like the Rhino Beet Washer, the Cross Elephant Beet Washer is equipped to de-stone, wash & chop beet. This machine was first invented as a HGV towed machine and is capable to by towed at speeds of up to 90 km/h. The on board engine meant no tractor was needed when arriving at the job site. Recent years have seen the development of the tractor pulled Elephant. This is the same machine without the fifth wheel attachment. All Elephant washers have a 1,000 mm wide web which helps with its increased output compared to the Rhinos 650 mm wide web. The Elephant can be used for the dirtiest of beet crops to ensure clean and safe cattle feed and also clean samples for anaerobic digestion. This Washer also has a pre-cleaning feature which helps the water last longer per cycle. The Elephant has the ability to remove 100% of the stones in the beet crop. The water in the Elephant can last a lot longer than most of the beet washing range due to the water cleaning system as the machine works. Drive options include Engine, PTO & Electric.
Before & After
What a difference a wash makes
Cross Beet Washers are guaranteed to remove all the soil, dirt and stones from Beet or any root crop in order to provide a clean sample for animal feed, anaerobic digestion or sugar production. It is estimated that even the cleanest crop of beet to the visual eye still contains at least 5% dirt before washing. It has been proven that washing with a Cross Beet Washer can clean any root crop and separate the dirt no matter how clean it appears.
The Cross Range of Beet washers are fitted with Broekema Webs of your choice. A 50mm web can be fitted for larger crops such as beet or juice carrots. Smaller 30mm webs can be fitted then for potatoes or small root crops. This works well to stop crops falling through while ensuring cleaning still occurs. Custom Webs can be fitted at early request when ordering a machine.
Cross Beet Washers use a range of clever patented technologies to remove any size of stone from beet or any other root crop. From very large stones to small pebbles, it removes everything.
The cyclone system uses a range of rotating fins, varying water height and various pressures of pumped water to create the ideal whirlpool to suck stones down to the waste discharge elevator. The Beet does not pass across the cyclone as it would get sucked in also, instead the beet is directed at speed around the circumference of the de-stoner chamber in a raised body of elevated water. This allows the beet to propel at speed into the washing cylinder and also increases the output of the machine.
If the stone removal section of the machine was not performing correctly, then the output of the machine would suffer as well as letting stones through.
The Cross Range of beet washers can be fitted with numerous types of drive units. The Rhino Beet Washer comes standard with PTO Drive but can be fitted with alternative drives on request. Each drive unit is built to suit the customer needs.There are two types of engine drive. A JCB 75kw engine is used for the larger output applications and a Silence Engine is used for the lower output jobs. With an electric drive the system fitted is fully electric hydraulic and is built to suit your power source and machine requirements. With PTO, the system supplied is built to suit your machine and tractor. The machine will never be under stress due to this.
Variable in size
Cross Beet Washer Choppers all come with a variable chop size option. This allows the operator to select the desired chop size while the machine is in operation with the simple pull of a lever.
The chopper is not only adjustable but can also be folded out of the way when whole beet is required. This can be carried out with out the need for any machine stoppage. A lever will allow the operator to fold the chopper up when the machine is in operation.
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