The new Q-Series is the latest start of the art range of sugar beet
harvesters from Vervaet. New from the ground up, the Q-616 is the replacement for the market leading
Vervaet 17-tonne six-row tanker harvester concept whilst the Q-621
offers increased capacity and output. Extremely manoeuvrable and
still economical to run, the new harvesters offer more options than ever
before and combine simplicity and reliability with modern
technology and comfort.
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.
The compact and lighter weight Integral topper can also be specified
and is a mulching only topper.
Scalper height and angle is adjustable from the cab.
The Vervaet lifting unit is very well-known. Rotating walking shares 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.
An Oppel wheel lifting unit can also be specified as an option and
also features hydraulic row-width adjustment.
The Q-Series harvesters can be specified with four main different
cleaning options to suit differing soil types and crops, including the
option of a trace in place of two turbines, and a rollerbed in place of
the last turbine. The most suitable setups for UK conditions use either
five or six cleaning turbines. Turbine speed is
steplessly adjusted from the cab and can be set to automatically vary
according to the machine's forward speed. Various gates and turbine
types are available.
The new wider ring trace brings the beet to the holding tank
and a full-length auger levels the load. The Q-616 has a 16-tonne
capacity tank, whilst the Q-621 boasts a 21-tonne bunker and uses a
pivoting ring trace and auger.
The discharge elevator is at the front of the tank, and is longer
allowing higher trailers to be used. It can also work lower for minimal
damage when starting a heap for a self-propelled cleaner loader.
Engine and transmission
The Q-616 is powered 465hp DAF
Paccar engine whilst the Q-621 is fitted with a 510hp version. Both
engines run at just 1100 to 1350rpm for extremely low
fuel consumption for cost-effective lifting. They're mounted across the
chassis and the covers lift up for convenient access.
As an option the harvesters can be specified with a 40kph
transmission and four-wheel braking.
The Q-Series harvesters use a new rear axle with the wheels mounted
close together giving a true one wheel per track capability for the
least possible soil impact as well as excellent maneuverability.
However, they can also be specified in a wider track layout providing
the ultimate in versatility.
The front wheels are also steered, and both axles pivot - with
hydraulic rams providing self-leveling of the harvester when working on
side hills which can be controlled automatically as an option.
Front tyre sizes of 710, 800 or 900mm wide can be fitted, whilst
800, 900, 1000 or 1050mm can be fitted to the rear axle for the absolute
minimal soil compaction. Rubber track units can be specified in place of
the front wheels if required.
The Q-Series harvesters are 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 to yield measurement and mapping.
Brochure and further details
Vervaet Q-Series brochure
See the new Q-Series in action on 5 January at our
For more information please contact Henry Baker