The Sugar Beet Harvester

The whole of the sugar beet crop is harvested by machine – the sugar beet harvester.

Sugar Beet Harvester
  1. First the tops are cut off – the tops are either saved and used for livestock feeding or returned to the ground.
  2. The roots are then lifted from the soil usually using a pair of sharp edged wheels which cut into the soil and lift the root.
  3. The sugar beet is then raised by a web elevator which helps to clean the crop of soil.
  4. The beet is then put in an integrated hopper or a trailer that runs along side.
Sugar Beet

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