Oct 15, 2018Tong launches next generation Fieldloader PRO
Tong Engineering has launched its next generation Fieldloader machine, the Fieldloader PRO.
Based on the same principles as Tong’s Fieldloader, which offers in-field and on-farm cleaning and loading of crops, the Fieldloader PRO has been designed with greater flexibility, transportability and the gentlest handling in mind.
“Talking to our customers, there is a definite emphasis on reducing ‘crop miles’ and the amount of harvest-related soil on the roads by loading crop at the field side,” said Edward Tong, managing director at Tong Engineering. “The Fieldloader PRO will receive and clean crop at high capacities straight from trailers filled by the harvester, ensuring soil and debris is removed from crop in the field, whilst significantly reducing unnecessary transport of crop from field to farm.
At under 10 meters long in transport mode, the self-contained and compact Fieldloader PRO features a high capacity reception hopper feeding a choice of crop cleaning units. The Fieldloader PRO is built with a four-man inspection area before crop transfers to Tong’s new-style foldable cart elevator which cradles crop deep into the bulker trailer. The new machine also comes complete with a super-silent onboard generator, which provides power efficiency for in-field cleaning, or can be bypassed for mains power when operating on-farm, according to Tong.
“What makes the Fieldloader PRO different is the multiple cleaning options available to customers, as well as the new wider cart elevator which can be specified up to 1.5m wide,” said Edward Tong, managing director at Tong Engineering. “The new Fieldloader PRO is designed to be extremely versatile; it is suitable for multi-crop use, working effectively on potatoes, carrots and onions. Customers can also choose any Tong cleaning unit as part of the machine, including our advanced EasyClean separator available with Auto-Touch HMI controls. Our high-speed PU coil cleaning system and star coil cleaning units are also available. The customer really can configure the Fieldloader PRO to meet their exact requirements.”