Visitors to Haith’s stand at British Potato 2019 will be the first to see the 2020 Washer & De-stoner, a new design which includes a range of features that make it the company’s most efficient and hygienic washer and de-stoner.
With its new washer, Haith aims to bring all of the features found in its range of Supa-wash to the broader market. Haith’s original Supa-wash was designed to handle 25 to 50 tons per hour. Haith’s 2020 Washer and De-stoner is designed to appeal to people processing 10 to 25 tons per hour.
Made from stainless steel, Haith’s 2020 Washer & De-stoner has a new barrel design, which incorporates gentle produce lifters and intelligent speed adjustment for variable throughput and washing. It also benefits from a separate clean water discharge tank and an extra-wide de-stoner that gently transfers the crop into water.
The Supa-flume De-stoner within the machine features an oversized heavy-duty elevator that will cope with heavy soil, clod loadings and is capable of removing stones of up to 250mm in diameter.
Duane Hill, Sales Director at Haith, believes the new machine offers the lowest running and maintenance costs of any washer and de-stoner on the market today. “We’ve worked incredibly hard to improve on our market-leading 2019 Washer & De-stoner. We’ve achieved this by making it quicker for people to change the crop, reducing the amount of water the machine uses and incorporating intelligent sensors to only release dirty water at a certain turbidity. We’re really looking forward to unveiling the machine in Harrogate and talking to people about the machine.”
As well as launching the new washer and de-stoner, Haith’s team will be on hand to talk people through its full range of washers, polishers, graders, box tippers and packhouse equipment.
Established in 1964, Haith has exhibited at every British Potato show. “We’re very much looking forward to British Potato 2019,” adds Mr. Hill. “It is always a great event, and it will be fantastic to meet up with customers and other industry professionals.”