A key part of any Tong mobile or fixed vegetable grading line is a reliable dirt eliminating unit, which effectively removes soil, clod and roots from crop post-harvest.
The Tong Star Dirt Eliminator gives effective crop dirt eliminating results on a wide range of crop from potatoes and carrots to onions, rutabaga, bulbs and more. Removing soil from crop at the start of the handling process allows you to achieve more accurate and efficient vegetable grading.
EFFECTIVE DIRT ELIMINATION
Featuring 4, 6 or 8 rows of 14 or 18 fingered polyurethane (PU) stars, Tong’s star dirt eliminator can be specified as your chosen separator in your chosen Tong sizing or washing system. It is a popular dirt eliminator in one of Tong’s mobile vegetable handling machines including the Caretaker mobile vegetable sizer, Storemaker and Fieldloader.
The star dirt eliminator can be specified as a fixed or adjustable unit. It is effective when working in a variety of soil conditions and can also be fitted with the option of a VertiCam system for improved self-cleaning of stars.
HEAVY DUTY STAR DIRT ELIMINATOR
Tong’s star vegetable dirt eliminator is available with a choice of fixed or adjustable star shafts, in a 4, 6 or 8 row configuration. Stars can be supplied in a range of specifications to suit your crop type, with standard options of 14 or 18 fingered stars, and standard widths from 4ft to 8ft wide. When specified as an adjustable dirt eliminating unit, the gaps within the shafts are fully adjustable to suitable your specific crop dirt eliminating needs.
GALAXY STAR DIRT ELIMINATOR
The Tong Galaxy star separator offers effective removal of loose soil, small stones and clods from crop, working very efficiently in all crop conditions. Manufactured with 6 rows of heavy duty star shafts, the Galaxy star dirt eliminator operates each shaft in pairs, incorporating hexagonal or round steel clod rollers, each fitted after every second row of stars, for effective stone and soil removal.
VERTICAM STAR DIRT ELIMINATOR
Tong’s verticam star dirt eliminating system is built to offer effective soil and haulm separation, with a self-dirt eliminating star separating unit. Manufactured to operate in pairs, each heavy duty star shaft is adjustable and configured with a shaft of 4 finger dirt eliminating stars to the underside to keep the star system clean by removing and preventing soil build up between the star’s fingers. Due to its effective self-dirt eliminating action, the verticam star dirt eliminating system is particularly popular in heavy soil conditions.
BLUE INVERTER TECHNOLOGY
Tong star dirt eliminating units can be specified with an electric direct drive motor on every shaft, featuring Tong’s Blue Inverter Technology. When driven by all electric direct drive motors, the star dirt eliminator offers the very best energy efficiency as well as refined control of each shaft, for optimum dirt eliminating results.
Tong’s star dirt eliminator separators are built to a cartridge-style design for easy interchange with other dirt eliminating units, and simple removal for service and maintenance.
Tong’s star separator offers effective crop dirt eliminating, removing soil, clod and haulm from a wide range of vegetables post-harvest.
GENTLEOn All Crop Types
Whilst offering effective soil removal, Tong’s star dirt eliminators are manufactured to perform in the most demanding crop dirt eliminating situations whilst being very gentle on crop.
CUSTOM BUILT4ft – 8ft wide
Available in a choice of 14 or 18 fingered stars, and standard widths from 4ft to 8ft wide, Tong star dirt eliminators are built in 4, 6 or 8 row configurations to suit your exact needs.