Potato Grower

June 2018

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WWW.POTATOGROWER.COM 23 Lockwood Manufacturing Lockwood's lineup of harvesters includes seven different models with many modules and options from which to choose to build the machine that works best for an individual operation. One of those models is the 674EX four-row harvester. Its high-capacity capability is largely due to its 12-foot Extreme Cleaning Table and dual high-efficiency fans. The 674EX harvester is more than equipped to handle high volumes of potatoes while maintaining minimal bruising. Designed and built with the latest Lockwood innovations, it is made of lightweight, strong steel construction and includes larger tires to improve flotation while reducing rolling resistance. Lockwood Manufacturing • (800) 247-7335 • www.lockwoodmfg.com • lkw_contact@crary.com Kerian Machines, Inc. • (701) 352-0480 • www.kerian.com Kerian Speed Sizer The Kerian Speed Sizer gently and accurately sorts potatoes by size. It is affordable and proven in use for both round and russet potatoes. With 13 different standard models, the Kerian Speed Sizer can fit any application whether it is a small packing line or a large processing plant. The constantly rotating rollers provide consistent and precise sizing that is fast, gentle, accurate and easily adjustable. All-stainless steel models and stainless steel contact points are also available. followed by ReTurn XL in crop. Greentronics • (519) 669-4698 • www.greentronics.com RiteYield Greentronics yield monitor systems are easy to implement on potato, carrot, onion, tomato, beet, squash, grape, leafy herbs, and a variety of other vegetable harvesters. It is built around one or more load cells, which are installed in a conveyor belt to measure the weight of the crop as it passes on the belt. Growers use yield maps to study and manage variability in their fields and to generate report cards on their progress. Greentronics recently added integration with John Deere GS3 2630 displays to its RiteYield yield monitor. The 2630 displays and stores yield data in real time and is capable of wireless data transmission using John Deere data technologies. Integration to Trimble FMX and TMX displays has been available for some time. RiteTrace RiteTrace automates record-keeping jobs and precisely logs data for both ambient and crop harvest temperatures, dates and times, and produces 3D maps identifying where each load is located in storages. The system offers a clear and straightforward method for linking stored produce back to field origins, fulfilling many traceability requirements. It also offers agronomic benefits in allowing growers to track quality in storage back to the field. Maps and reports can be reviewed or made available to shippers and buyers. RiteTrace generates numerous reports, allowing users to study efficiencies and traffic flow. RiteTrace is available in combination with Greentronics' RiteYield yield monitor. Optional ISOBUS VT compatibility is available for users who prefer to use their in-cab displays to view and access the RiteTrace menus. RiteTrace Field Map showing potato crop temperature coming out of the field RiteTrace Bin Map showing distribution of temperature at harvest in the cellar

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