The new-generation Vervaet Beet Eater 925 Evo nine-row harvester is
the flagship machine in the Vervaet range. Vervaet first introduced the
revolutionary nine-row Beet Eater series harvester in 2001, and this
exciting latest development combines the state-of-the-art features of
the legendary Beet Eater 625 with a nine-row lifting unit for even more
output and a true ‘one wheel per track’ capability for the least
possible soil impact. The
field is left level, even when working in the most arduous conditions.
The Combi 2 topper is capable of mulching beet tops between the rows
for an extremely even spread and easy incorporation, but is still able
to spread shredded material to the right hand side if required. Flail
speeds of up to 1200rpm ensure tops are thoroughly pulverised. Scalper
height and angle is adjustable from the cab. The topper conveniently
folds for road transport, saving time and meaning that there’s no need
to remove the harvesting unit and place it on an additional trailer.
The lifter is configured in three sections of three-rows with each
element able to move independently to follow ground contours and with
some sideways movement to accommodate drill joins when required. Three
front turbines collect the beet with a larger central turbine for
increased cleaning and optimal beet flow. Hydraulic row-width adjustment
can be controlled from the cab. The lifter quickly and conveniently
folds into three sections for road transport, saving time and meaning
that there’s no need to remove the harvesting unit and place it on an
The famous Vervaet lifting unit employs rotating walking shares which
move independently, with each share making a circular motion in the
ground so that one of each pair of shares is in the ground at any one
time. Speed is adjustable from the cab, and at 700rpm each share makes
23 lifting movements per second. Each lifting element is self-seeking to
ensure very gentle and precise lifting.
Lifting depth is extremely accurately controlled by hydraulically
driven steel depth wheels fitted as standard. Rubber paddles running between the shares
ensure that no beet roll forward when harvesting in dry conditions.
Hydraulic row-width adjustment is also standard equipment.
Cleaning begins as soon as the beet leave the ground, with the first three
cleaning turbines removing 50% of the soil lifted so it doesn't get a
chance to stick to the beet. The 925 has a phenomenal cleaning capacity,
with a total of eight turbines, which allows for fast working speeds
without compromising on cleaning quality. The system is also extremely
gentle on the beet and has a wide range of adjustment to suit varying
conditions. Turbine speed is
steplessly adjusted from the cab and can be set to automatically vary
proportionally according to the machine's forward speed. Various gates and turbine
types are available.
The ring trace runs in-line for optimised weight distribution. Tank
capacity is an extremely generous 25-tonnes keeping unloading cycles to
Engine and transmission
The Beet Eater 925 Evo is powered by a 15.6-litre Mercedes-Benz Tier 4F engine which produces
623hp. This is mounted crossways at
the rear, together with the hydraulic pumps, to give the best possible
weight distribution and allow easy access for servicing. Running at just 12-1400rpm and
combined with a load sensing hydraulic system it gives extremely frugal
fuel consumption for cost-effective lifting.
Wheels and tyres
Another unique 925 feature - to minimise soil damage the harvester is fitted
with four 800/70 R38 low-ground pressure tyres at the front and a
completely unique extending axle allows the first pair to be set out
wider, whilst two 900/60 R32 tyres on a narrow rear axle run between
these front wheels so that the machine’s weight is spread evenly
across the full working width. In this way the harvested land is
only run on once – the ultimate in low-ground pressure lifting with
soil compaction kept to an absolute minimum. The field surface is
left level even when working in extreme conditions, easing following
cultivations. When using automatic steering the four front wheels
are controlled by share sensors, and the rear wheels controlled by
sensors on the topper, so that the harvester is always perfectly
inline with the rows.
The 925 is fitted with an extremely modern and
ergonomic cab which provides exceptional visibility. A multifunctional
26.5cm touch screen computer displays important information and
statistics including everything from engine speed through to harvested
area and fuel consumption per hectare.
Brochure and further details
For more information please contact Ben Chandler