Published on October 21, 2022 - from Kai Osterhus
The updates are included on both the wheeled and TERRA TRAC versions and can be ordered for the 2023 harvest season.
Picture: The new VARITRON 470 is powered by a 460 hp engine with emission level stage V.
The new suspension design has simplified the process of attaching and removing the haulm topper. In addition, the input power of the haulm topper has been increased to ensure an optimal chopping of potato haulm.
Picture: The external fitted hydraulic cylinders make it possible to guide the haulm topper more precisely in height. Safe and ergonomic work on the lower side of the haulm topper is achieved with the new, integrated maintenance position by folding the haulm topper upwards.
In order to be able to use the VARITRON 470 to its full capacity all year round, it can be equipped with different intakes for harvesting potatoes, onions and carrots. When used in a two-phase harvesting system, it can be used to pick up previously windrowed onions and potatoes.
With the feature for automatic speed adjustment, called Speedtronic-Web, the main webs can be controlled not only according to driving speed, but also according to crop load.
To remove and to prevent any blockage, all main webs, the fine haulm elevator and the ring elevator can be individually and conveniently reversed from the operator cab. Another new feature is that the direction of rotation of the extracting unit resp. the extracting rollers can be easily reversed. This allows the rollers to rotate either in the extraction or transfer mode. This means that the VARITRON can be adjusted even better to different crops and the desired separation result.
The VARITRON 470 with wheeled chassis can also be equipped with the proven 64 cm bunker extension. This makes it possible to load particularly high transport trailers and boxes in the second row of the trailer in a simple and safe manner. The bunker extension is particularly suitable for opening/starting on long fields. At a row width of 75 cm, the transport trailer can drive in the spraying tracks and can be loaded across four rows without damage or loss.
The new VARITRON 470 is equipped with the 12.1 inch operator terminal CCI 1200 as standard. With its intuitive user interface, the terminal provides the operator with a perfect overview of all machine functions.
The "SmartView" video system with 12" touchscreen monitor, zoom function, live slow motion, live image transmission via WiFi, Visual Protect PRO and the option of image recording, ensures a good overview of all machine functions with up to 13 cameras. This enables even better setting of the machine.
For the documentation of harvest masses, the VARITRON 470 can be equipped with an integrated system for mass mapping. Based on this data, a yield map can be created that visualizes zones of high and low yield. With the help of a Farm Management Information System (FMIS), a map for the site-specific application of i.e. fertilizer, pesticides or seed can be derived from this yield map.
In accordance with country-specific requirements, the new VARITON 470 with wheel chassis can be approved for speeds of up to 30 km/h.
Picture: The CCI 1200 operator terminal and the SmartView video system ensure an optimal overview of all settings and machine functions.
Picture: New lighting concept with brighter LED and so-called "Ultra-Beam" working lights, for ideal illumination of the work area and machine environment.