With over 85 years of experience in designing and manufacturing quality root-crop handling solutions, Tong offers a wide range of post-harvest rutabaga washing, sizing & handling solutions. Our vegetable washing equipment in particular has proven to substantially reduce handling time.

RUTABAGA washing equipment

From heavy duty lift roller sizers for effective rutabaga sizing, to robust rutabaga washing equipment and vegetable destoners, Tong can manufacture a rutabaga handling system to suit your specific requirements.

Are you’re looking for a stand-alone rutabaga conveying machine, or a complete rutabaga dirt eliminating, sizing and washing line? Tong is dedicated to working closely with clients to manufacture rutabaga handling systems that perform in the most demanding rutabaga processing situations. We recently worked with Dart Fresh to install two large-scale rutabaga handling machines to meet their growing demand, view the case study here.

Handling Processes



Tong’s range of rutabaga sizing equipment ensures crop is handled gently while offering accurate sizing results. The most popular choice of rutabaga sizer is a lift roller sizer, which is designed and manufactured specifically for larger grade-band requirements associated with sizing rutabagas.

Built to a robust and heavy duty design, Tong’s rutabaga sizers size crop by width/diameter using a series of forward moving grade rollers; one bed of fixed bottom rollers and a top bed of height adjustable rollers. Rutabagas are gently yet accurately sized as they pass over the sizer’s rollers, with smaller rutabagas passing through the sizer first, and larger rutabagas carrying over to the larger grade bands. Grade conveyors within the rutabaga sizer receive sized crop.

For more details on Tong’s rutabaga sizers, please click here.



Tong manufactures a wide range of rutabaga destoners for the effective removal of stones from crop prior to processing. From Tong’s latest cyclone destoner to economical flume vegetable destoners and fully integrated barrel washer destoners, Tong can offer a rutabaga destoning solution to suit all budgets and output requirements.

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For effective washing of heavily soiled rutabagas, a pre-soak tank fitted before the rutabaga washer can help to loosen heavy soil prior to washing. Tong’s rutabaga washing machines are built to offer high capacity soaking of rutabagas for the most effective results, and can be designed to incorporate a fresh or recirculated water rinse bar as well as a floating debris remover to increase longevity of water within the tank.




Tong manufactures a wide range of rutabaga washing machine equipment, with standard models ranging from outputs of 1.5 tons to 30 tons per hour. Built with robust construction and easy maintenance in mind, Tong’s rutabaga washing machine products are designed to gently wash rutabagas as they pass through the vegetable barrel washer, ensuring a high quality washed result. They are often fitted with a close-coupled rutabaga destoner which is integrated within the washer tank, to remove stones from rutabagas prior to the washing process.

To view Tong’s rutabaga washing machine models and options please click here.



Suitable for rutabaga conveying straight from the field, Tong’s heavy duty rutabaga hopper systems are built to the highest standards and are often specified with a specially designed rutabaga dirt eliminator, consisting of PU stars or Tong’s market leading EasyClean separator. With heavy duty steel gauge design consisting of chain and lathe construction and extra heavy duty chains with a dual driven shaft, Tong rutabaga hoppers offers the very best quality, reliability and performance.

Click here to view Tong’s range of hoppers suitable for effectively handling rutabagas.

Why Choose Tong?



Tong Engineering has over 85 years of experience in manufacturing robust and reliable vegetable handling equipment, from single machines to full custom- designed systems.



With a wide range of standard rutabaga handling machines and models, as well as custom-designed solutions, Tong can offer a quality handling system that suits any requirement, however large or small.



Built to perform under the most demanding situations, Tong rutabaga handling equipment can be built to suit all output requirements, whether you are looking to process one or one hundred tons per hour.

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