Nov 20, 2020Dewulf debuts new four-row, self-propelled harvester, the Enduro
Dewulf has introduced a new four-row, self-propelled sieving harvester for potatoes and other root crops: the Enduro.
The Enduro combines new harvesting technologies with existing, proven technologies. The result is a powerful harvester that excels in product friendliness, capacity and ease of use. Dewulf introduced the Enduro during a large, international online unveiling, and the harvester is now available.
The Enduro is the result of several years of intensive development, which included input from agricultural contractors and potato growers. It is the culmination of Dewulf’s more than 30 years’ of experience in the field of self-propelled harvesters for potatoes. The machine on tires is, on the one hand, equipped with new technologies in the areas of ground pressure, product cleaning and flow, and buffer capacity. It also contains the familiar Dewulf technology that has proven its value time and again in potato fields through the years.
Careful consideration to ground pressure and sieving/cleaning capacity Dewulf developed the Enduro with three key concepts in mind: product-friendliness, capacity and ease of use.
In terms of ground pressure, the Enduro boasts the best figures in its segment with a pressure as low as 1.5 kg/cm2. This is achieved through a system of weight distribution over three axles and by the optional tires with VF technology. Dewulf calls the ensemble of technologies that result in the harvester’s low ground pressure Soil-Saver. Because the machine’s center of gravity is located further to the rear, the Enduro also ensures that the ridges will not be damaged by the front wheels, even in wet conditions.
Like the Kwatro, Dewulf’s other four-row sieving harvester, the Enduro has no constrictions along its sieving webs. This results in optimal sieving capacity throughout the machine. A unique feature found nowhere else in the world is the driver’s ability to easily adjust the inclination of the cleaning module between 0° and 12°, based on the cleaning need in the field. The module with axial rollers can be bypassed at any inclination angle for greater flexibility.
The ring elevator has a high capacity of 200 tonnes/h and achieves this at a very potato-friendly speed, which is automatically regulated via a sensor. The two-part bunker with discharge elevator, with a practical volume of 10 tonnes, is the largest in its segment. Because the fixed bunker floor is followed by a discharge elevator with bar webs, excess soil is sieved out during unloading. The Enduro’s discharge elevator reaches over four full rows, so you can always easily unload into a tipper. While doing so, the tipping top ensures a product-friendly process, as the drop height of the product into the tipper is always kept to a minimum.
Live online unveiling
The introduction campaign for the Enduro is the biggest in Dewulf’s 75-year history. The manufacturer would have liked to have presented the Enduro in person during Interpom, the Belgian trade fair for the potato sector, but the current pandemic compelled them to seek an alternative. The result was a live online unveiling, which anyone interested was welcome to attend. This live event was met with great turnout and tremendous enthusiasm.