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- Model RPL 2015 ENT - Vibrating Shaker System



Represents the new concept of CRF tomato harvesters: its characteristics are lightness, agility, sturdiness and power at the same time. Realized to harvest even in the most difficult conditions, it does not fear damp, argillaceous and wet grounds. Supplied with vibrating shaker system, it is recommended to third-parties and big agricultural companies: big productivity and remarkable collection speed, the game points of this harvester.

As the photo shows, the collection bar provided with new tips variables in inclination and height, allows the picker to pick up high quantities of tomato at a high collection speed without product losses. By request, you can have a motorized roller on the right tip. Also in the most binding and difficult conditions, as in damp or argillaceous ground case, rows with ruts or irrigation hose presence, the collection is quick and fast. The staff's use on the machine is reduced to the minimum and the selection of the final product remains of high level. The tomato unloading can be indifferently made in trailers provided with bins, in tank trailers or directly on the tracks. During the harvesting, the operator has a panoramic view from the driving seat.The new and more forwarded position of the driving seat allows a better vision of the picking rod and the loading arm during the tomato fall, and, at the same time, guarantees the total vision of all the dashboard instruments.

The Air Condition Cab is optional.Thanks to the high frame, and thanks to its transversal and longitudinal leveling and the high motility of its hydrostatic transmission, it is possible to pick up big amounts of tomato with a high speed without stops and product loss. The absence of carter and bulky parts in the lower zone, avoids the machine gets dirty very much.


The collection bar, floating on the ground, is supported by new tips adjustable in height and. This allows the operator to ensure the front pick-up bars are following the ground contours to ensure all the crop is collected and minimising any soil, stones etc. , ensuring a bigger collection speed. The left tip is equipped with a rotating drum at the front with a spiral bar which gently divides the crop and directs the product inside the picker.
By request, you can have it also on the right tip.


The collection bar is equipped with 2 new sets of lifting fingers of steel which, during their alternate movement, vibrate and reduce the earth slope. Their special design, protects the knife from the stones and at the time itself, allows to cut the plant to the root, making the collection operations easier. The knife cut speed can changed.


The driver’s platform is mounted centrally above the collection bar and crop elevator providing excellent visibility to the operator of the crop during the work. On the dashboard, are positioned the tools with several spies and switches through which the operator can check the all operations of the machine. The multifunction joystick lever is ergonomic and of easy use.


The 'by pass' is recordable. This space allows any loose tomatoes, stones and soil clods to fall onto the Internal tomato conveyor without passing through the shaker system for a better efficiency and a smaller usury. This shaker system is protected on the upper part by a mobile grill.


The vibrating shaker system with vibrating spikes is formed by an “idler” rotor with rigid and radial spikes. The operator regulates only the vibration frequency to determine the detachment of the gathered product, since the rotor is moved by the plant flow transported by the lower Straw conveyor belt, independently of the amount of vegetation which is picked up. The system expects the use of a single toothed belt.


Rear view of standard version harvester. The superior Straw conveyor belt unloads the plant beyond the horizontal motorized roller while the grill and the left inclined mobile bulkhead avoid that these fall on the adjacent row to be still picked up. As an alternative, with fee, it can applied the Straw-Cutting system.


Another new of 2015 year is the Double Fan. The lightest impurities are expelled by the airflow produced by the big rear fan with double rotor. With the Straw-Cutting system (optional), it blows the plant toward its knives to have better mowing.


The special form Batching conveyor belt allows to arrange uniformly the tomatoes. In this position, an operator can comfortably manually remove any plants or impurities.


The 40-channel electronic sorter, can be programmed to reject stones, soil clods, impurities and also green tomatoes. The electronic sorter selects the tomatoes not just using the color but also using infra red sensing to determine the ripeness. The operator can change the selection parameters also by the control pannel fixed on driver’s platform. Since the picker is leveling transversely and longitudinally, the product uniformly distributes himself on the long rubber conveyor for a perfect selection also in presence of high slopes.


An other manual sorting place is beyond the electronic sorter where an operator can eliminate, if present, any impurities or 'stained' tomatoes. During the picking up, the manual grading conveyor moves along to distribute more uniformly the tomatoes on the unloading arm. In presence of the M.O.T. System (Optional), it’s removed the manual sorting place by removal of the platform.


The wide and along unloading arm divided into two sections, allows an easy unloading of the tomatoes picked up both in trailers provided with bins, in tank trailers or directly on the tracks. Both arm articulations can be checked both from the driver by the joystick lever and from the operator on the trailer for bins by two manipulators fixed in the final part of the arm itself.

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