THE MOBILE VEGETABLE HOPPER
The Tong Storemaker is a new generation mobile potato & vegetable hopper cleaner, perfect for cleaning crop going into store, or prior to direct loading into bulker lorries. Featuring the latest technological advancements, the Tong Storemaker can be manufactured with a choice of cleaning units, including Tong’s market leading separator, the EasyClean separator.
COMPACT, MULTI – SITE CLEANING UNIT
With standard models of the Storemaker manufactured in widths ranging from 1.8 to 2.4m, the Storemaker can be specified to suit your specific throughput and handling requirements. With the added option of folding sides to make transport from one location to the next even easier, the Storemaker is perfect for multi-site use either in the field, on the farm or in the packhouse. It is suitable for use on a wide range of vegetables from potatoes, carrots and onions, to parsnips, beet, bulbs and more.
CHOICE OF CLEANERS
With the integration of Blue Inverter Technology, this vegetable hopper cleaner offers the very best energy efficiency – with energy savings of over 50%! Tong’s Star Vegetable Cleaner, or adjustable Coil Cleaner can also be integrated to offer gentle and efficient soil, clod and stone removal.
Blue Inverter Technology
All Tong Storemakers are built with Tong’s Blue Inverter Technology, offering the very best energy efficiency, with all electric Inverter Variable Speed Drive. Providing exceptional energy savings of over 50% when compared to similar machines with standard mechanical drive.
Auto-Touch HMI Control
When specified with an EasyClean separating system, the Storemaker is available with the option of the latest technology HMI touch screen controls, allowing the very best control of crop cleaning in all condition. Touch screen control offers customers a simplified ‘touch of a button’, meaning that it is easy to set the machine to suit different crop cleaning requirements. Users can select crop conditions such as ‘Wet’ or ‘Dry’, as well as crop type from the display menu. Setting the machine to automatically change the speed, position and direction of the cleaning rollers at the touch of a button. This makes setting the separator for different loads exceptionally quick and easy.
And now, Tong’s proven Auto-Touch HMI touch screen control is even more advanced than ever, with the added option of a unique and advanced Pro-Control Interface that facilitates a number of impressive and very useful features. These new Pro-Series features make the HMI control even more user friendly, whilst offering enhanced control as well as reduced maintenance and downtime. The new Pro-Series features leave you feeling quite literally empowered at the touch of a button! With advanced diagnostic capabilities, including a machine health status report plus fault detection and precise location information on inverter faults and E-Stop alerts. The Pro-Series advancements are leading the way in equipment control.
EASYCLEAN II SEPARATOR
Tong’s market leading EasyClean separator offers truly unmatched crop cleaning performance and control. With Inverter Direct Drive motors on every shaft, the EasyClean also has full electric Blue-Inverter technology control with a proven track record of exceptional crop cleaning results. When specified with an EasyClean separating system, the Storemaker is fitted with an even more refined, cartridge-style model, the EasyClean II. With a new auto-reject function for removal of foreign objects and the capability to be even more finely tuned. Our knowledge and experience allows us to offer the most effective separator on the market with the EasyClean II.
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 Storemaker. Designed as an efficient cleaning system suitable for light soil conditions, the Tong adjustable coil cleaner can also be fitted after a Tong EasyClean separator 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.
The Tong star cleaner features 4, 6 or 8 rows of 14 or 18 fingered polyurethane (PU) stars. It can be specified as your chosen cleaner in the Storemaker. The star cleaner is ideal for light soil conditions, offering gentle and efficient soil, clod and stone removal. It can be fitted with a VertiCam system for improved self-cleaning of stars.
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 Storemaker 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, featuring 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.
ENERGY EFFICIENT50% Less
The new Storemaker is exceptionally energy efficient, featuring Tong’s all electric Blue Inverter Technology drive.
CUSTOM BUILT1.8 to 2.4m wide
With a range of standard widths and models, the Storemaker can be built to your exact specification to suit your crop and throughput requirements.
HIGH THROUGHPUTUp to 80 tph
Built to perform under the most demanding grading situations, the Storemaker can effectively clean up to 80 tonnes of crop per hour.