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Harvesting Technology - ROOTSTER | ROOTSTER 604

6-row, 4 t bunker, trailed overloading harvester

Simple and robust, this was the formula for the development of the trailed beet harvester ROOTSTER with 4 t overloading bunker, which can also be used for harvesting chicory and celeriac. A significant advantage of the trailed harvesting technology is its simple operation and service-friendly design. Use of the ROOTSTER as 1-phase system by using the FT 300 or FM 300 or the 2-phase system by using the BM 300. Machine setting to 45 or 50 cm row width.

Exact adjustment of the digging depth

With the hydraulically articulated drawbar, the digging can be adapted precisely to the conditions and thus ensures optimum harvesting results.

Gentle digging without fractures of the root tips

The hydraulically driven Oppel wheel lifts the crop out of the ground in an extremely gentle way and with minimal earth build-up.

Nonstop digging

The ROOTSTER is equipped with a 6 m³ overloading bunker. Thus there is enough buffer volume available for changing the transporting vehicles.

Optimum cleaning

The cranked design of the tines of the cleaning turbines ensures a maximum cleaning under all conditions.

Benefits

  • Efficient and economic alternative for harvesting of beet, chicory and celeriac.
  • High operating comfort
  • Application in 1- and 2-phase harvesting process
  • Extraordinary maintenance friendly
  • Large volume buffer bunker of 6 m³ for non-stop use
  • Low investment
  • Possibility to determine the best date of harvesting on your own, independently from larger contractors resp. harvest-communities.
  • All 1- and 2-phase systems can be pulled by tractors, which are available on the farm

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Specifications

You'll find all the information about the standard features of the machine here.

Configuration

  • Row distance
    • Choice between 45, 48 or 50 cm, respectively 18" or 20"
  • Hitch
    • drawbar incl. hydr. drawbar steering
    • drawbar eye or hitch (ball bearing hitch - K 80 as an option)
  • Digging unit
    • Oppel wheels, hydraulically driven
  • Depth control:
    • lifting cylinder with spindle adjustable end stop
  • Cleaning
    • 1st unit: Cross roller table with one plain roller plus 4 axial rollers, 2 merging rollers
    • 2nd unit: 3 turbines (1700 / 1350 / 1350 mm), manual guide bars adjustment
  • Bunker
    • 6 m³ / 4 t capacity
    • filling via ring elevator with bunker filling elevator
    • unloading via 1000 mm wide main web, hydraulic swivelling
  • Chassis
    • gantry axle incl. hydraulic axle steering
    • 600/55-26.5 wheels
  • Operation
    • Electro-hydraulic operation from driver's cab
    • Operation via touchscreen terminal VC 50 and joystick box GBX 860
  • Drive
    • PTO shaft 1000 rpm, Walterscheid wide angle joint drive shaft
  • Required tractor power:
    • From 136 kW (185 HP)

Technical data

ROOTSTER 604

Dimensions  
Length 8250 mm
Width 3300 mm
Height 4000 mm
Weight  
Empty weight (with hydraulic Oppel wheels) 9100 kg
Bearing load 2100 kg
Axle load 7000 kg
Working width  
Number of rows 6
Row width 45 / 50 cm
Row width 18 / 20 "
Tractor attachment  
Low hitch x
Drawbar eye below x
Low hitch ball bearing (K 80) x
Drive  
Input speed p.t.o.-shaft 1000 rpm
Cleaning unit  
1st cleaning unit (B x L) 2850 x 1000 mm x mm
Diameter 1st turbine 1700 mm
Diameter 2nd and 3rd turbine 1350 mm
1st cleaning unit area 2,85 m²
2nd cleaning unit - turbines area 2,1 m²
Bunker filling elevator area 2,85 m²
1st cleaning turbine pitch 70 mm
2nd and 3rd cleaning turbine pitch 67 mm
Bunker filling web pitch 50 mm
Ring elevator  
Ring elevator width 900 mm
Bunker  
Capacity 4000 kg
Capacity 6 m³
Unloading web width 1000 mm
Transfer loading  
Transfer height 4000 mm
Soil cleaning / pre-grading  
Number of coils 5
Wheels  
Wheels 600/55 R26.5
Support  
Number of support wheels 2 x 2
Steering angle  
Rear +/- 13 °
Tractor requirements  
Engine power (min.) 136 kW
Oil flow 55 l/min
Required control valves (single acting) 1
Non-pressurized return flow 1