Tong Engineering, a leader in specialized vegetable handling equipment, has been appointed as United Kingdom distributor of the HAWE-KUW 2000 root crop transfer trailer from German manufacturer HAWE Wester.
With this announcement, Tong continues to develop its range of “advanced handling equipment to offer the complete handling solution from post-harvest to pack,” according to a company release.
Edward Tong, Managing Director at Tong Engineering, said, “Like Tong, HAWE Wester are a family business who are committed to manufacturing robust and reliable solutions. In line with continued demand from our customers for effective cleaning and loading equipment that can be used in the field to streamline the transfer of crop from harvester to bulker, our partnership with HAWE Wester has brought a natural addition to our range of post-harvest handling equipment.”
Tong Sales Manager Richard Knighton added, “Manufactured with up to a 30 cubic metre holding capacity, the transfer trailer runs alongside the harvester, receiving crop directly from the harvester for cleaning and loading at the field side; keeping tractors and soil off the road, whilst reducing crop mileage.”
Onions are among the crops that the transfer trailer can handle. Featuring heavy duty construction with a mounted steel hopper and integrated rolling floor, the HAWE-KUW 2000 transfer trailer is also suitable for potatoes, carrots, beetroot, parsnips and bulbs.
“At the outfeed, the transfer trailer is fitted with an adjustable coil cleaning unit for effective removal of soil from crop, feeding a 1200mm wide folding elevator, which allows crop to be gently transferred to bulker lorries at the side of the field, at capacities up to 120 tons per hour,” the release said.
Knighton noted, “With a transfer height of 4.1m, the trailer ensures very gentle handling whilst a waste bunker to the underside of the cleaning unit ensures all soil and debris can be emptied back into the field. The trailer is the ideal option for growers who want to clean crop and bulk-load in the field. Whilst the coil cleaning unit within the transfer trailer is proven to be very effective, we are already working with HAWE Wester to offer growers the option of Tong’s industry leading EasyClean separator as the specified cleaning unit, which will bring even greater flexibility and unrivalled cleaning results on all crop, in all conditions.”
Lutz Mahnig, Sales Manager at HAWE Wester, said, “We are very pleased to expand our dealer network by establishing a new partnership with Tong, a highly respected U.K. manufacturer who can work closely with customers of the transfer trailer, understanding their requirements and providing invaluable aftersales support.”
For more information on the HAWE-KUW 2000 trailer, options and prices, customers should contact Knighton. Visit Tong online at https://tongengineering.com/landing/.