Leading vegetable handling equipment manufacturer, Tong Engineering, is once again exhibiting at the UK’s largest farm machinery show LAMMA, and this time at the event’s new location, the NEC Birmingham, on stand 8.600 in Hall 8.
Further to recent advancements and developments in the company’s wide range of potato and vegetable washing, grading and handling equipment, which have most recently seen the launch of a new, compact Fieldloader machine, the FieldLoad PRO, Tong is set to meet growers and packers to discuss the latest innovations and advanced handling systems for 2019.
The FieldLoad PRO is the first of a series of new and advanced machines that Tong is currently unveiling to the market, with a new, high capacity box filler being next in line and available to order in 2019. The suite of innovative new product launches comes as part of Tong’s continuous strive to offer the most advanced equipment with intelligent controls, minimal maintenance and maximum productivity in mind.
“Our latest product launches are very much a result of our solutions-based design process in which we listen to our customers, and define emerging market demands, to develop new equipment that meets those demands within a cost-effective budget,” explains Edward Tong, Managing Director at Tong Engineering.
“Talking to our customers, reducing ‘crop miles’ is a very frequent conversation we are having with growers as they look to minimise the amount of harvest-related soil on the roads by loading crop at the field side,” says Edward Tong. “Based on our proven Fieldloader machine, the new FieldLoad PRO has been designed to bring growers an even more compact and versatile machine that receives and cleans crop at high capacities straight from the harvester. This allows soil and debris to be removed from crop in the field, whilst significantly reducing transport of crop from field to farm.”
“In addition to the developments in our in-field solutions, this year has seen the latest advancements in our Caretaker grader come into their own” says Nick Woodcock, Sales Manager at Tong Engineering. “Our Auto-Touch HMI Pro-Series control features have made set-up and control of the new 2018 machines exceptionally easy, to suit the variety of crop cleaning and grading conditions growers have been faced with during harvest this year.”
“Our market leading EasyClean has been working in some particularly heavy soil conditions,” says Nick. “The level of soil and haulm removal I have seen with the EasyClean this season has been remarkable, and one which many customers have once again reported as invaluable,” added Nick.
“We look forward to seeing farmers and growers from all over the UK at Lamma in January, to discuss the noticeable efficiencies that our latest grading and washing equipment is bringing to the post-harvest crop handling process, as well as discussing their requirements for the year ahead. The new venue at the NEC will certainly be very different, but as always we welcome visitors to come and see us on our stand, with light refreshments.”
For more information on Tong’s latest range of handling equipment visit www.tongengineering.com.