The latest root vegetable polisher from Haith is proving popular with growers and packers across the world, despite not been officially launched yet.
The 2021 model includes several new features, such as Cleaning In Place (CIP) which allows the operator to set the time when the polisher is cleaned by the detergent dosing system. This prevents bacteria building up. CIP is complemented by an upgraded zero-slip barrel drive system, an air-operated discharge door with finger-tip control and taper locks on all drive components.
“Our root veg polisher is an extremely popular machine probably owing to our unique direct motor drive system,” said Duane Hill, sales director at Haith. “The 2021 model cements the Haith Root Veg Polisher Pro’s reputation for being the ideal polisher for potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beetroot and celeriac thanks to its patented direct drive brush rollers and our innovations which allow the machine to keep running with minimal downtime for maintenance.
“We’ve not rested on our laurels since we introduced the previous version. We’ve looked at every aspect of the machine and listened to feedback from customers who are running previous versions of our polisher. We are very pleased indeed with the 2021 model and think it will be a very popular choice with people looking for an easy to use, effective and reliable polisher that is built to last!”
As with previous models, the 2021 machine retains automatic washdown, improved barrel drives, upgraded slip ring, externally mounted cooper split bearings and can be equipped with the optional water flume bypass for handling loose skin potatoes.
Available with either 14 x 3m or 18 x 3.5m rollers, the Root Veg Polisher is available to order now, with both versions coming with an enhanced two-year warranty on non-wearing parts. RS Cockerill is purchasing four machines for use in its Dunnington packhouse near York.
“The Haith polisher, like all of their machines, is excellent,” says Martin Cockerill, chairman of RS Cockerill Ltd. “We have a long-standing relationship with Haith and had no hesitation in ordering four of the 2021 polishers for our latest improvement programme. The combination of the new features, proven reliability and exceptional build quality made it a straightforward decision.”