The Bulker is quite literally a scaled-down version of Tong’s market leading Caretaker mobile grader. Featuring the same robust and reliable construction alongside the latest handling technology, but on a smaller scale, the Bulker offers effective grading for lower throughputs, between 15 to 25 tonnes per hour.
Typically built to incorporate an infeed hopper, coil cleaner, grading unit and inspection table on one heavy duty mobile chassis, the Bulker is designed to incorporate the latest technical advancements in inverter drives, for the very best energy efficiency alongside the gentlest handling. Tong’s Bulker grader offers efficient handling of a wide variety of crops and is suitable for grading potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips, beetroot and more.
So, if you’re looking for all the processes that a Caretaker has to offer, on a much smaller scale to suit lower throughput grading requirements, the Tong Bulker could be the ideal mobile grading solution for you.
BLUE INVERTER TECHNOLOGY
All new Bulker mobile grading machines are built with Tong’s Blue Inverter Technology, offering the very best energy efficiency, with all electric Inverter Variable Speed Drive, offering energy savings of over 50% when compared to similar machines with standard mechanical drive.
ADJUSTABLE COIL CLEANER
Manufactured in a choice of polyurethane (PU) or Steel coil rollers, the Tong adjustable coil cleaner can be specified as your chosen cleaner separator in the Bullker mobile grader. Designed as an efficient cleaning system suitable for light soil conditions, the Tong adjustable coil cleaner can also be used for sizing out smaller crop between 15mm to 55mm. Built with 4, 6 or 8 rows of easily adjustable centre spiral coils/rollers, the coil cleaner is gentle on crop whilst effectively removing loose soil, small stones and clod from crop.
HEAVY DUTY HOPPER CONSTRUCTION
With heavy duty steel gauge design consisting of chain and lathe construction and heavy duty 4 inch pitch chains with a dual driven shaft, the Bulker hopper offers the very best quality and reliability, with a total maximum strain of 64 ton. Built with the option of a heavy duty reinforced EP250 rubber chevron belt with vulcanised V cleats or a heavy duty PVC pocket belt, you can be sure that the Tong hoppers will stand up to demands for years to come.
LED INSPECTION LIGHTING
For enhanced visibility on the inspection table, the Bulker is fitted with energy efficient LED lighting, improving working conditions and picking-off capabilities.
DOUBLE STRENGTH CONVEYOR BELTS
All Bulkers are built using the most heavy duty conveyors, with double strength PVG belts that meet the most demanding conditions.
Tong has partnered with Internationally-renowned PPG Industries to offer a specialist paint finish on all mild steel painted equipment, giving the Caretaker unrivalled corrosion resistance, excellent durability and outstanding appearance.
The innovative SPECTRACON® coating, which pairs a solvent-based epoxy primer with a high-performance finish layer, not only ensures surface durability; the resilient undercoat offers superior anti-corrosion protection should the top finished coating suffer chipping or damage, giving an additional layer to prevent rust, oxidation or steel tarnishing. The eco-friendly acrylic polyurethane paint has been designed with challenging exterior conditions in mind, and can also withstand direct sunlight, preventing appearance fade and ensuring a long-lasting glossy appearance. Tong’s specialist painted finish can be supplied in any colour, to match existing machinery, surroundings or site requirements.
ENERGY EFFICIENT50% Less
The new Bulker is exceptionally energy efficient, with all electric inverter direct drive variable speed motors, ensuring only the required energy is used dependent on the load.
CUSTOM BUILT900 or 1200mm Wide
With a choice of standard widths including 900 or 1200mm wide, the Bulker can be built to your exact specification to suit your crop and throughput requirements.
LOW THROUGHPUTSFrom 15 to 25 tph
Built to offer an effective mobile grading solution where lower throughputs are required, the Bulker can effectively clean and grade up to 25 tonnes of crop per hour.