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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 1 Machines for Crop Production, 1.6. Harvesters and Threshers, Part 1.6.11-1.6.12 Harvesters and Threshers: Root Crops

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Citation:  CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 1 Machines for Crop Production, 1.6. Harvesters and Threshers, Part 1.6.11-1.6.12 Harvesters and Threshers: Root Crops, pp. 381-408  .(doi:10.13031/2013.36349)
Authors:   E. Manfredi, R. Peters
Keywords:   Keywords: 1.6.11. Sugar Beet Harvesting, 1.6.12. Potatoes

First paragraph: Sugar beet harvesting requires a high degree of specialization, with several stages of coordinated mechanization culminating in delivery of the product to the sugar beet factory. Sugar beet harvesting currently involves four main operations (Fig. 1.332) 1) Leaf stripping and chopping. 2) Beet topping with collet cutting. 3) Removal of the root crop from the soil. 4) Cleaning the product to remove impurities (soil stuck to the product, loose soil, dry leafstalks, collets, pieces of root, stones, etc.). These basic operations are followed by other, optional ones that can be used in various combinations, e.g.: Depositing the root crop in swaths. Direct loading onto a vehicle beside the loader (multistage harvesters) or into the harvester (complete harvesters).

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