Overview

A key part of any Tong mobile or static vegetable grading line is a reliable cleaning unit. Which effectively removes soil, clod and haulm from crop post-harvest. Introducing the Star Cleaner.

The Tong Star Cleaner gives effective crop cleaning results on a wide range of crop from potatoes and carrots to onions, swede, bulbs and more. Allowing you to achieve more accurate and efficient vegetable grading, or simply remove excess soil from crop prior to transport or storage.

Fully integrate with mobile vegetable handlers

Featuring 4, 6 or 8 rows of 14 or 18 fingered polyurethane (PU) stars. Tong’s star cleaner can be specified as your chosen separator in a custom built static grading or washing line. Or alternatively, it can be integrated in one of Tong’s mobile vegetable handling machines. Including the Caretaker mobile vegetable grader, Storemaker and Fieldloader.

The star cleaner can be specified as a fixed or adjustable unit and is effective when working in a variety of soil conditions. It can also be fitted with the option of a VertiCam system for improved self-cleaning of stars.

Features

HEAVY DUTY STAR CLEANER

HEAVY DUTY STAR CLEANER

Tong’s star vegetable cleaner is available with a choice of fixed or adjustable star shafts, in a 4, 6 or 8 row configuration. Stars can be supplied in a range of specifications to suit your crop type, with standard options of 14 or 18 fingered stars, and standard widths from 1.2m to 2.4m wide. When specified as an adjustable cleaning unit, the gaps within the shafts are fully adjustable to suitable your specific crop cleaning needs.

GALAXY STAR CLEANER

GALAXY STAR CLEANER

The Tong Galaxy star separator offers effective removal of loose soil, small stones and clods from crop, working very efficiently in all crop conditions. Manufactured with 6 rows of heavy duty star shafts, the Galaxy star cleaner operates each shaft in pairs, incorporating hexagonal or round steel clod rollers, each fitted after every second row of stars, for effective stone and soil removal.

VERTICAM STAR CLEANER

VERTICAM STAR CLEANER

Tong’s verticam star cleaning system is built to offer effective soil and haulm separation, with a self-cleaning star separating unit. Manufactured to operate in pairs, each heavy duty star shaft is adjustable and configured with a shaft of 4 finger cleaning stars to the underside to keep the star system clean by removing and preventing soil build up between the star’s fingers. Due to its effective self-cleaning action, the verticam star cleaning system is particularly popular in heavy soil conditions.

BLUE INVERTER TECHNOLOGY

BLUE INVERTER TECHNOLOGY

Tong star cleaning units can be specified with an electric direct drive motor on every shaft. Featuring Tong’s Blue Inverter Technology, when driven by all electric direct drive motors, the star cleaner offers the very best energy efficiency as well as refined control of each shaft, for optimum cleaning results.

CARTRIDGE-STYLE DESIGN

CARTRIDGE-STYLE DESIGN

Tong’s star cleaner separators are built to a cartridge-style design for easy interchange with other cleaning units, and simple removal for service and maintenance.

Specifications

EFFICIENT

All Conditions

Tong’s star separator offers effective crop cleaning, removing soil, clod and haulm from a wide range of vegetables post-harvest.

GENTLE

On All Crop Types

Whilst offering effective soil removal, Tong’s star cleaners are manufactured to perform in the most demanding crop cleaning situations whilst being very gentle on crop.

CUSTOM BUILT

1.2 – 2.4m wide

Available in a choice of 14 or 18 fingered stars, and standard widths from 1.2m to 2.4m wide, Tong star cleaners are built in 4, 6 or 8 row configurations to suit your exact needs.

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