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Crop rotation machines for optimizing crop rotation process

Make crop rotation efficient and save labor costs by using specialized machines!

In the field of crop rotation in the nursery, which means for Royal Brinkman, from the moment of ripening of the plant to the placement of the new plants in the nursery, Royal Brinkman completely provides the grower with the right products, knowledge and advice. Removing crop is the most labor and physical intensive step in the crop rotation process. Crop rotation machines speed up your crop rotation process and reduce labor and makes the work less physically demanding.    

✔ Save labor during the crop rotation
✔ 30 years experience in developing crop rotation machines
✔ Reduce your crop rotation time (be able to plant earlier)

Want to know more about how to speed up your crop rotation? Ask for more information from our specialist.

Discover the Bio Chopper range

  • Bio Chopper Compact

    The Bio Chopper Compact is suitable for the shredding of various crops, including the plants of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants or strawberries. The Bio chopper has a user-friendly interface and due to its tight dimensions is suitable for tight situations.

    Technical Specification
    Dimensions LxWxH 2,400 x 2,049 x 1,999 mm
    Max Drive Speed 3.8 km/hr
    Shredding capacity 2,500-5,000 m2/hr
    Max. Length Ground Cover 200 m
    Wheel base 1,307 mm
    Ground Clearance 200 mm
    Weight 3,100 kg
    Ground pressure tracks 215 gr/cm2

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  • Super Chopper Compact

    The Super Chopper Compact is similar in operation to the Bio Chopper Compact, the main difference being the ability of the Super Chopper to utilize 50% more power for heavier crops and cultivation. This extra power output translates to higher speeds and thus a decrease in crop rotation time.

    Technical Specification
    Dimensions LxWxH 2,530 x 2,181 x 2,397 mm
    Max Drive Speed 3.8 km/hr
    Shredding capacity 2,500-6,500 m2/hr
    Max. Length Ground Cover 200 m
    Wheel base 1,307 mm
    Ground Clearance 200 mm
    Weight 3,300 kg
    Ground pressure tracks 540 gr/cm2

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  • Mega Bio Chopper

    The Mega Bio Chopper is developed for both shredding and chopping of most of horticultural crops. With significantly more power than both the Bio -, and Super chopper the Mega Bio Chopper is a great solution for quickly processing a large amount of firm crop.

    Technical Specification
    Dimensions LxWxH 7,401 x 2,300 x 2,996 mm
    Max Drive Speed 2.8 km/hr
    Shredding capacity 5,000 - 13,000 m2/hr
    Max. Length Ground Cover 200 m
    Wheel base 2,280 mm
    Ground Clearance 89 mm
    Weight 7,500 kg
    Ground pressure tracks 410 gr/cm2

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The Bio Chopper is great for shredding heavy vegetable crops. Whereas the Bio Chopper Compact has more than enough power in most cases, the Super Chopper Compact offers 40% more power for greenhouses with heavy tomato or bell pepper crops. This power translates into extra speed, which reduces the clearing time even further. In the video below you can see how to start up and drive a Bio Chopper:

Crop waste tipping containers

While shredding your crop is a major component of the crop rotation process, so too is the disposal of the shredded crop. A lot of waste is generated during crop rotation so having plenty of available tipping waste containers is a necessity. To continuously shred crop it is important to have proper waste logistics in place. Considering every 100 m2 generates approximately 2 m3 of waste we recommend to have at least a 2,000 liter container in place for every such 100 m2 of crop. 

For such containers a forklift would be advisable but this can also be done by shovel. A buffer container can also help to increase crop rotation speed and ensures a smoother logistic process.

  • Helpfull crop rotation machines

    The Bio Chopper, an organic crop shredder, is the most popular product for speeding up crop rotation, because this shredder makes the biggest impact on time and labor savings. However, Weterings Machinery has several machines in its range to speed up the crop rotation. A lot of tasks need to be performed and for each process Weterings offers a suitbale machine. Think of a Bio Hopper, for taking out your crop or substrate without shredding. Or the Multiroller, this machine is designed to easily remove the remaining plastic from the rows. Click on the machines to check out the technical specifications.


About Weterings Machinery

For many growers, the crop rotation is a labour-intensive and hectic period. Weterings Machinery is specialized in the development and production of crop rotation machines, which allow the crop rotation to be efficient, labor friendly and safe. We offer a wide variety of machines that can be used to speed up the crop rotation process seriously. When removing the crop it is important to make the right preperations in advance. Moreover, make sure that there are no other materials in between the crop. These materials could damage the shredders and choppers. Therefore, it is important to take a few steps into account. Our specialist wrote an article about removing the old crop from the greenhouse. After removing the crop, make sure to carefully clean and disinfect the greenhouse to prevent the new crop is infected by present pests and diseases.

  • The service engine

    The number of objects on a horticulture company that require service and maintenance is high. An average nursery counts over 150 machines at its disposal. Managing all service and maintenance is a big deal, but essential for business management! Royal Brinkman introduces a handy digital tool that coordinates and manages all service and maintenance work. Servige Engine logo

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From ripening to removal

The process of crop rotation starts when the grower gives the plant the last round of ater. After that moment the plant will use up all its energy and will slowly ripen. Depending on the type of crop, the plant is either cut loose or sawn, and in most cases it is caught between the pipe rail supports with the aid of groundcover (or pulling cover). The covers serve as a means of transport that the shredding machine pulls towards the concrete path. The shredder rolls up the cover and the crop is processed in the machine by rotating knives into shreds, which are blown out through a pipe in waste containers. Depending on the contents, these waste containers should be emptied regularly, using forklift trucks / shovels or other large transport trucks. Careful consideration must be given to the disposal of the shredded material so that the shredder can continue to do its work at all times. For the remaining rockwool substrate slabs or cocopeat mats, the same procedure applies as for the crop.
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