Oct 9, 2017AVR to launch Spirit 5200 potato harvester
AVR will launch its new AVR Spirit 5200, which the company says has been designed to be simple and efficient, in November.
The Spirit 5200 comes with hydraulic level setting, automatic row tracking, and wheel steering with reset function as standard features. It has been designed as an offset harvester, to let the driver keep an eye on the harvesting process.
The first sieving process is performed by a long digger web equipped with dual star-shaped agitation sprockets. The haulm web then separates the haulm from the weeds. The 4-row haulm roller above the haulm web is designed to keep even the last potatoes within the confines of the machine.
AVR said haulm tines in the u-profile further improve the forward movement while the upright pintle web also has an enormous soil processing capacity.
The company also said the padded sieving web ensures a potato-friendly transfer towards the transverse pintle web equipped with haulm rollers, which guides the potatoes towards the picking table. The latter provides plenty of space for four people to perform one last inspection.
Offset harvesting means that the tractor does not need to be equipped with row crop tires and can continue to run on wide tread tires. The Spirit 5200 is fitted with large 650/65R30.5 radial tires. AVR said the tractor wheels do not form any clods or compact the soil during the harvesting process.
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 10.41 x 3.30 x 3.80 m
- Distance between rows: 75-90 cm
- Bunker capacity: approx. 6 tonnes
- Weight: 8,500 kg
- Discharge height: 4.0 m
- Power required (approx.): 66 kW /90 HP
The AVR Spirit 5200 will be introduced to the general public at the Agritechnica trade fair in Hannover, Germany from Nov. 12 to 18.