UK Farm to Receive Haith’s Next-generation Mobile Grading System Upgrade
Philip Smith’s Monkton Court Farms, where the Desiree and King Edward potatoes are grown across 60 hectares in East Kent, UK, took delivery of the state-of-the-art Haith’s next-generation mobile grading system.
The acquisition has been made taking into account that Philip’s previous grading system was purchased in 1999 and had reached the end of its natural life, becoming slow and inaccurate.
Monkton Court Farms have used Haith’s equipment since 2016 when a neighbor’s recommendation led Smith to buy two Haith box fillers.
The farmer was so pleased with how the box fillers performed that he had no hesitation in talking to Ken Hollingworth, UK Sales at Haith when he decided to replace his grader.
“The Haith box fillers have never let me down, and I was really impressed with the way the company handled my order and has supported me ever since,” says Smith. “When I decided it was time to replace our mobile grader, I looked at the options available but as soon as I spoke to Ken I was confident that Haith would build a grader that would meet my requirements. On delivery, I was delighted with the quality of the build. The grader is now in work and doing a great job.”
Designed to Meet Precise Specifications
About the acquisition, Ken Hollingworth wrote in a press release that the new generation of Haith mobile graders are the company’s most accurate and efficient to date.
“Being mobile, they are incredibly versatile and can be used in the field or packhouse depending on what works for the grower. We were delighted to supply Smith with his box fillers back in 2016 and it is great to hear that the way those machines have worked for Monkton Court Farms gave him the confidence to buy this latest piece of equipment from us,” Hollingworth added.
The new Monkton Court Farms’ mobile grader has been designed to Philip Smith’s precise specifications, said the company’s experts.
The 6.6m long grader, which can handle up to 30 tons per hour, features a Haith Supaflow bulker that feeds a Haith Evolution Multi-Separator with six spiral shafts and clod roller scrapers to effectively remove soil, clod, and haulm.
The covered inspection unit on the grader can comfortably accommodate six people, who can work at any time of the day or night thanks to the presence of energy-saving LED lights and in all conditions as the bunker, separator, and inspection area are covered.