Dewulf presents its new 4-row self-propelled sieving harvester: the Enduro. This new harvester on tyres is intended for growers and agricultural contractors that harvest potatoes.
The Enduro combines new harvesting technologies with existing, proven technologies. The result is a powerful harvester in product-friendliness, capacity and ease of use. Dewulf introduced the Enduro during a large, international, live online unveiling, and the harvester is now available.
Over 30 years’ experience in one machine
The Enduro is a 4-row self-propelled sieving harvester on tyres. The harvester is the result of several years of development, which included input from agricultural contractors and potato growers. The Enduro is the culmination of Dewulf’s experience in the field of self-propelled harvesters for potatoes. The machine on tyres is, on the one hand, equipped with new technologies in the areas of ground pressure, product cleaning and flow, and buffer capacity. On the other hand, it also contains the familiar Dewulf technology.
Careful consideration to ground pressure and sieving/cleaning capacity
Dewulf developed the Enduro with three key concepts in mind: product-friendliness, capacity and ease of use. In terms of ground pressure, the Enduro boasts pressure as low as 1.5 kg/cm. This is achieved through a system of weight distribution over three axles and by the optional tyres with VF technology.
Dewulf calls the ensemble of technologies that result in the harvester’s low ground pressure ‘Soil-Saver’. Because the machine’s centre of gravity is located further to the rear, the Enduro also ensures that the ridges will not be damaged by the front wheels, even in wet conditions. Just like the Kwatro, the manufacturer’s other 4-row sieving harvester, the Enduro has no constrictions along with its sieving webs.
A feature found nowhere else in the world is the driver’s ability to easily and steplessly adjust the inclination of the cleaning module between 0° and 12°, based on the cleaning need in the field. Moreover, the module with axial rollers can be bypassed at any inclination angle for greater flexibility.
Product flow and buffer capacity
The Enduro’s ring elevator uses patented new technology. Capacity and product-friendliness were combined in this ring elevator, which was given the name ‘Fill-Tastic’. The ring elevator has a capacity of 200 tonnes/h and achieves this at a very potato-friendly speed, which is automatically regulated via a sensor. The 2-part bunker with discharge elevator, with a practical volume of 10 tonnes, is the largest in its segment. Because the fixed bunker floor is followed by a discharge elevator with bar webs, excess soil is sieved out during unloading. The Enduro’s discharge elevator reaches over 4 full rows, so you can always easily unload into a tipper. While doing so, the tipping top ensures a product-friendly process, as the drop height of the product into the tipper is always kept to a minimum.
Live online unveiling
The introduction campaign for the Enduro is the biggest in Dewulf’s 75-year history. The manufacturer would have liked to have presented the Enduro in person during Interpom, the Belgian trade fair for the potato sector, but the current pandemic compelled them to seek an alternative. The result was a live online unveiling, which anyone interested was welcome to attend. This live event was met with great turnout and enthusiasm.
Soon available to configure in Dewulf’s virtual showroom
Dewulf is now accepting orders for the Enduro via their dealer network. The manufacturer will start series production of this 4-row self-propelled sieving harvester on tyres next year. Starting in late November the Enduro will also be available to configure in the virtual showroom that the manufacturer will place online for a limited time. Dewulf have said they will soon release more information about this virtual environment via their social media channels.