Duration: 3 hours 40 minutes
First Pasture Price: £31.89
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Beet Harvesters in Britain Part One 1960-1995: Chris Lockwood documents the changes from trailed single-row side elevator harvesters on to multi-row trailed machines. The dvd deals with early self-propelled harvesters and finally with the more recent six-row tamber machines. The majority of the machines are shown at work in all weathers on farms. Some of the machines featured include Armer Salmon Cougar, Catchpole Cadet, Garford Victor, Holmer KRBS, Matrot MT05F 225, Matrot M31 and M41, Moreau AT64 and GR4, Ransomes 33A tanker and Hunter, Riecam RBM 230 and 300, Standen Rapide, Turbobeet, Cyclone, Tornado and Challenger SP6, Stoll V202, TIM SR 1800 and Vervaet, plus many more.
Beet Harvesters in Britain Part Two 1995-2012: The second dvd in this set focuses on the advances in harvester design of the past fifteen years. Tanks are larger and there are more axles to spread the massive weights involved. The machines handle an increasing number of rows with far more technical monitoring. This programme also covers the recent trend towards specialised 'beet chasers' in the field and self-propelled cleaner loaders. An extra feature of the dvd looks at the Vervaet factory and the company's history.
The machines covered in part 2 include Agrifac Big Six, Six 2 and Six 5, Agrifac WKM 9000 S and Hexa 12, Armer Salmon Beaver HD Super, Edenhall 743, Garford VT640, Grimme Maxtron and Rexor 620, Holmer Terra-Dos, Matrot M41H and M2011, Moreau Lectra and Voltra, Riecam RBM 300 S and 400 T, Ropa Euro-Tiger V8-3, TIM M11 and M111, Vervaet 17-T, Beet Eater 617, 625 and 925.
Both of these DVDs are available to purchase individually on the website.