British Potato 19 sponsors Haith Group has chosen to unveil its 2020 Washer & De-stoner at the event.
Visitors to Haith’s stand at the Harrogate event will be the first to see the new design, which includes a range of innovative features that make it the company’s most efficient and hygienic washer and de-stoner.
With its new washer, Haith aims to bring all of the innovative market-leading features found its top of the range Supa-wash to the broader market. Haith’s original Supa-wash was designed to handle 25 to 50 tonnes per hour. Haith’s 2020 Washer and De-stoner is designed to appeal to people processing 10 to 25 tonnes per hour.
Made from stainless steel, Haith’s 2020 Washer & De-stoner has a new innovative barrel design, which incorporates gentle produce lifters and intelligent speed adjustment for variable throughput and washing. It also benefits from a separate clean water discharge tank and an extra-wide de-stoner that gently transfers the crop into water.
The Supa-flume De-stoner within the machine features an oversized heavy-duty elevator that will cope with heavy soil and clod loadings and is capable of removing stones of up to 250mm in diameter.
Duane Hill, sales director at Haith, believes the new machine offers the lowest running and maintenance costs of any washer and de-stoner on the market today. “We’ve worked incredibly hard to improve on our market-leading 2019 Washer & De-stoner. We’ve achieved this by making it quicker for people to change the crop, reducing the amount of water the machine uses and incorporating intelligent sensors to only release dirty water at a certain turbidity. We’re really looking forward to unveiling the machine in Harrogate and talking to people about the machine’s unique proposition.”
As well as launching the new washer and de-stoner, Haith’s team will be on hand to talk people through its full range of washers, polishers, graders, box tippers and packhouse equipment.
Established in 1964, Haith has exhibited at every British Potato show. “We’re very much looking forward to British Potato 2019,” adds Mr Hill. “It is always a great event, and it will be fantastic to meet up with customers and other industry professionals. As well as having our smallest vegetable washer on display alongside our 2020 Washer & De-stoner, we will, of course, be treating visitors to our stand to some delicious refreshments, in what has become a bit of a Haith and British Potato tradition!”