Vegetable Barrel Washers bought to you from 85 years of engineering experience. Tong Engineering manufacture efficient & gentle vegetable barrel washer systems, offering a complete solution to your crop washing needs. So whether you’re looking for a 2 ton per hour potato washer, or a 30 ton per hour carrot washing machine, Tong is able to manufacture vegetable washing equipment bespoke to your individual requirements.
Expert vegetable barrel washer
With a rubber-lined infeed hopper and heavy-duty construction and guards, Tong barrel washers offer a gentle and efficient crop washing system that is reliable and energy-efficient. They require minimal maintenance and will perform under the most demanding vegetable washing situations.
We can integrate a variety of features within our barrel washers, including heavy-duty side guards, integrated destoner or final rinse pilers. Just let us know your vegetable washing machine requirements and we can tailor the equipment to suit you.
MILD OR STAINLESS STEEL SPECIFICATION
Tong barrel washers are manufactured with a heavy-duty stainless steel barrel and discharge crop piler as standard, and we also provide the option for mild steel manufacture too. They can be fitted with a wide range of optional extras for superior washing. Manufactured in barrel lengths ranging from 1.2m – 5m, the Tong vegetable washer can be specified as a stand-alone vegetable washing machine, or it can also be integrated into a new or existing vegetable potato & carrot washing lines.
You can read more about our next-generation barrel washers in Potato Pro.
HEAVY DUTY SIDE GUARDS
Tong barrel washers feature robust, heavy duty side guards & panels with an easy open facility, for simple access to the washer barrel, keeping inspection and maintenance simple. Keeps downtime to a minimum.
For the gentlest handling, the infeed chute on Tong barrel washers is rubber-lined to ensure a cushioned reception of crop into the washer tank.
STAINLESS STEEL BARREL
Innovatively perforated stainless steel barrels come as standard on Tong barrel washers, with a robust yet smooth construction, the barrels offer the gentlest handling. A rubber spiral bar is fitted to the inside of the barrel to ensure optimum washing operation & encourage effective crop movement through the barrel.
ADJUSTABLE OUTFEED DOOR
An adjustable barrel out-feed door ensures maximum flexibility and control over crop throughput, designed to be adjusted without stopping barrel rotation. This feature gives you complete control over crop flow. Fully automated motorised barrel door with optional digital door display.
FINAL RINSE PILER
All Tong barrel washers come with a robust stainless steel discharge piler, complete with a durable, heavy duty ‘door-stop’ style rubber belt. Allowing for gentle handling of crop, whilst allowing water to drain back into the washer tank. An efficiently powerful final rinse bar is fitted above the discharge piler to ensure optimum crop cleaning results. Fresh-water spray jets give crop a final rinse as it comes out of the barrel for an enhanced washed finish.
Tong barrel washers can be fitted with a close-coupled destoner, integrated into the washer tank, for effective removal of stones and debris prior to washing.
Designed to transport soil sediment within the barrel washer tank, the option of a full-length tank auger helps to extend the usage time and longevity of the water by accumulating soil at the end of the barrel tank for easy removal. The tank auger system is simple, requires minimal maintenance and is very effective. Making tank cleaning easier and more effective.
TANK SCRAPER SYSTEM
The Tong tank scraper system can be fitted as an option on all barrel washers. Fitted alongside an auger and featuring a heavy duty web construction with ‘scraper’ bars, the scraper system automatically removes soil sediment gathered by the auger from the base of the water tank. Subsequently, the tank scraper system allows continuous operation of the washer without the need to open the washer tank valve to remove soil. Saving time and water, this feature minimises stoppage time for cleaning and removing soil from the tank. Whilst helping to significantly extend the longevity of the water within the tank, keeping it fresher for longer.
BRUSH OR PINTLE LINING
For enhanced washing performance, the washer barrel can be partially or fully brush or rubber pintle lined. Particularly effective on heavy soiled crop or for improved washing quality on product with indentations or eyes.
POWERED CENTRE BRUSH
Tong’s powered centre brush is a large, round, rotating brush which can be fitted at the outfeed end of the vegetable washer barrel. The centre brush rotates in the opposite direction to the barrel to enhance the appearance of washed product. Potatoes with deep eyes that retain soil are brushed clean by the soft rotating bristles of the brush. Operated by an independent motor, the brush is manually adjustable; the gap between the edge of the brush and the barrel can be adjusted to suit crop conditions. Allowing operators to control the level of action from the brush on the crop for optimum results.
BOOSTER SPRAY BAR
A high pressure ‘Booster’ spray bar can be fitted as an option inside the washer barrel to add an additional washing action for an enhanced washed finish. The spray bar is used in conjunction with a dedicated pump and filter piler to remove floating debris from the water, before it is recirculated back to the spray bar.
Available in two models as standard; piler model and basket model. Tong’s sample washers are based on the same design principals as the larger barrel washers, but are built with a 750mm long x 500mm diameter barrel, offering effective washing of crop samples. Manufactured in mild or stainless steel, the economy basket model features a basket at the outfeed end of the tank that is lifted out manually when the sample has been washed. The piler model works like the larger barrel washers and gently elevates washed crop out of the barrel tank.
Available in mild or stainless steel, Tong barrel washers are built to a heavy duty, easy maintenance design, for gentle yet efficient vegetable washing.
CUSTOM BUILT1.2 to 5m long
Manufactured in a wide range of standard models with barrel lengths from 1.2 to 5m long and diameters of 0.6 to 1.2m, Tong offers a vegetable washing solution to suit your needs.
ALL OUTPUTS1.5 to 30 tph
Built to perform under the most demanding washing situations, Tong barrel washers are built to suit all requirements from 1.5 to 30 tonnes per hour.