For the fresh produce market, we recommend different models depending on the surface harvested:
- Single row mounted carrot harvester.
- Double or triple row trailled harvester. In this case, it is essential to have previously used the right type of planter (3 or 4 rows per seeding bed).
- Self propelled 4 rows harvester.
Choice of options
We will also guide you through the choice of options depending on the soil type and the quality of harvest you are aiming for. In fact, in heavy clay soils for example, it might be necessary to add a washing systems to obtain clean vegetables suitable for the fresh produce market. Such optional equipment isn't necessary in sandy soils.
Harvesters which preserve quality
Carrot harvesters usually consist of 2 belts which pinch the stems and lift out the roots. In heavy soils or if the variety is fragile, somes carrots might break off at collar level.
The Simon carrot harvesters are well-known for the gentleness with which they lift the carrots. The belts are longer than those of their competitors and have a different angle of attack: product loss is close to inexistant and the quality of harvest improved.