Tong has over 85 years of engineering experience in manufacturing efficient & gentle vegetable barrel washer systems, offering a complete solution to your crop washing needs.
So whether you’re looking for a 2 ton per hour potato washer, or a 30 ton per hour carrot washing machine, Tong is able to manufacture vegetable washing equipment bespoke to your individual vegetable barrel washer requirements.
ADVANCEd VEGETABLE BARREL washers
With rubber lined infeed hopper and heavy-duty construction and guards, Tong vegetable barrel washers offer a gentle and efficient crop washing system that is reliable and energy-efficient.
They require minimal maintenance and will perform under the most demanding vegetable washing situations. Tong’s vegetable washing machines are suitable for a wide range of vegetables from potatoes to carrots and parsnips.
Vegetable washing machines are diverse, so just let us know your vegetable washing equipment requirements and we can tailor the barrel washing equipment to suit you.
the ultimate vegetable washing machine
Tong vegetable barrel washers are manufactured with a heavy-duty stainless steel barrel and discharge crop elevator as standard. We also provide the option for mild steel manufacture too which can be fitted with a wide range of optional extras for superior washing.
Manufactured in barrel lengths ranging from 1.2m – 5m, the Tong vegetable washer can be specified as a stand-alone vegetable washing machine or it can also be integrated into a new or existing vegetable potato washing line or carrot washing lines.
We can integrate a variety of features within our barrel washers, including heavy-duty side guards, integrated destoner or final rinse elevators.
Just give the experts at Tong Engineering a call today.
HEAVY DUTY SIDE GUARDS
Tong barrel vegetable washers feature robust, heavy duty side guards & panels with an easy open facility for simple access to the washer barrel, keeping inspection and maintenance simple. Keeps downtime to a minimum.
For the gentlest handling, the infeed chute on Tong barrel vegetable washers is rubber-lined, to ensure a cushioned reception of crop into the washer tank.
STAINLESS STEEL BARREL
Innovatively perforated stainless steel barrels come as standard on Tong barrel vegetable washers. With a robust yet smooth construction, the barrels offer the gentlest handling. A rubber spiral bar is fitted to the inside of the barrel to ensure optimum washing operation & encourage effective crop movement through the barrel.
ADJUSTABLE OUTFEED DOOR
An adjustable barrel out-feed door ensures maximum flexibility and control over crop throughput. Designed to be adjusted without stopping barrel rotation, this feature gives you complete control over crop flow.
FINAL RINSE ELEVATOR
All Tong barrel vegetable washers come with a robust stainless steel discharge elevator, complete with a durable, heavy duty ‘door-stop’ style rubber belt for gentle handling of crop whilst allowing water to drain back into the washer tank. An efficiently powerful final rinse bar is fitted above the discharge elevator to ensure optimum crop cleaning results. Fresh-water spray jets give crop a final rinse as it comes out of the barrel for an enhanced washed finish.
Tong barrel vegetable washers can be fitted with a close-coupled destoner, integrated into the washer tank for effective removal of stones and debris prior to washing.
Designed to transport soil sediment within the barrel washer tank, the option of a full-length tank auger helps to extend the usage time and longevity of the water by accumulating soil at the end of the barrel tank for easy removal. The tank auger system is simple, requires minimal maintenance and is very effective, making tank cleaning easier and more effective.
TANK SCRAPER SYSTEM
The Tong tank scraper system can be fitted as an option on all barrel washers. Fitted alongside an auger and featuring a heavy duty web construction with ‘scraper’ bars, the scraper system automatically removes soil sediment gathered by the auger from the base of the water tank. Subsequently, the tank scraper system allows continuous operation of the washer without the need to open the washer tank valve to remove soil. Saving time and water! This feature minimises stoppage time for cleaning and removing soil from the tank, whilst helping to significantly extend the longevity of the water within the tank, keeping it fresher for longer.
BRUSH OR PINTLE LINING
For enhanced washing performance, the washer barrel can be partially or fully brush or rubber pintle lined. Particularly effective on heavy soiled crop or for improved washing quality on product with indentations or eyes.
POWERED CENTRE BRUSH
Tong’s powered centre brush is a large, round, rotating brush which can be fitted at the outfeed end of the vegetable washer barrel. The centre brush rotates in the opposite direction to the barrel to enhance the appearance of washed product. Potatoes with deep eyes that retain soil are brushed clean by the soft rotating bristles of the brush. Operated by an independent motor, the brush is manually adjustable; the gap between the edge of the brush and the barrel can be adjusted to suit crop conditions, allowing operators to control the level of action from the brush on the crop for optimum results.
BOOSTER SPRAY BAR
A high pressure ‘Booster’ spray bar can be fitted as an option inside the washer barrel to add an additional washing action for an enhanced washed finish. The spray bar is used in conjunction with a dedicated pump and filter elevator to remove floating debris from the water, before it is recirculated back to the spray bar.
Available in two models as standard; elevator model and basket model, Tong’s sample washers are based on the same design principals as the larger barrel washers, but are built with a 750mm long x 500mm diameter barrel, offering effective washing of crop samples. Manufactured in mild or stainless steel, the economy basket model features a basket at the outfeed end of the tank that is lifted out manually when the sample has been washed. The elevator model works like the larger barrel washers and gently elevates washed crop out of the barrel tank.
Available in mild or stainless steel, Tong barrel vegetable washers are built to a heavy duty, easy maintenance design, for gentle yet efficient vegetable washing.
CUSTOM BUILT1.2 to 5m long
Manufactured in a wide range of standard models with barrel lengths from 1.2 to 5m long and diameters of 0.6 to 1.2m, Tong offers a vegetable washing solution to suit your needs.
ALL THROUGHPUTS1.5 to 30 tph
Built to perform under the most demanding washing situations, Tong barrel washers are built to suit all requirements from 1.5 to 30 tonnes per hour.