Scotts topper gets 50% power boost

Scotts Precision Manufacturing Ltd has announced that the latest version of its popular Trinity 22B Single Bed Haulm Topper is to receive a significant upgrade.

In response to the increasing power output of harvesting tractors, Scotts is boosting the Trinity’s horsepower capacity by 50%, taking its performance significantly beyond the competition.

The UK / Lincolnshire-based vegetable handling equipment manufacturer is currently taking pre-orders for the new topper, which features an improved gearbox to deliver increased transmission.

Scotts has sold more than 200 Trinity 22B front, and rear mounted two-row haulm toppers since introducing the machine in 2010. The latest version of the Trinity 22B will be available from August in limited numbers.

“Where current manufacturers have struggled to radically improve their versions of the humble potato topper, we believe we have set a new standard in how good a haulm topper can be, ” says Derek Scott, managing director of Scotts Precision Manufacturing. “The current Trinity 22B usually removes the need for an expensive and high-maintenance cross conveyor by using shear plates to produce an effect similar to a straw chopper with cleverly designed deflectors guiding the vast majority of the “mulch” into the tractor wheelings. The haulm is so finely chopped that the potato harvester can sieve the debris without using haulm rollers. As the Trinity 22B also offers a 2.1 metre working width, tractors don’t trample the haulm either.

“With the power output of modern-day harvesting tractors increasing at pace, we’ve been working hard to ensure the Trinity 22B can keep ahead of them. The improvements made in the latest model will now mean we can stay ahead of the horsepower curve. Growers looking to operate at more moderate speeds will, of course, get the benefit of the improved reliability and performance. Maintenance free machinery is becoming more appealing as we see more reliance on fewer machines expected to do more in any one day.”

As well as being future proof, the new Trinity 22B features quick-change flails for reduced downtime, a broad range of cutting heights, a replaceable steel inner liner hood protector and the largest variation of flail lengths of any topper currently available. The flat and steeply curved flail design offer by far the best suction on the market.

Established in 1994, Scotts Precision Manufacturing specialises in the design and manufacturing of highly efficient vegetable handling equipment. Its products, such as the Evolution separator, often feature in full handling line solutions supplied by leading manufacturers but can also be retrofitted by farmers looking to upgrade.

 

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