Lian Price, LaManna Premier Group

"It was a challenge to keep up with the chopper"

“At the LaManna Premier Group, an Australian fresh produce company the first crop rotation of tomatoes has finished at the group’s Lancaster’s retractable roof greenhouse located in Victoria’s Goulbourn Valley. This season they used their new Weterings Super Bio Chopper for the first time.

Head grower Lian Price of LaManna

“The chopper allows the grower to pull the tomato crop and shred it to within 20 percent of its original volume through turning the tomato vines into mulch. The model they use can process 2,500 to 6,500 square meters per hour”, says Matthew Dent of Royal Brinkman, which is the distributor of the machine. “Its built-in iron detection increases safety and saves money on repairs when tomato hooks or crop supports enter the machine.”

Lian Price, head grower at Lancaster is very happy with the new chopper. “During the last two months we used the machine for the first crop rotation. We managed to clean five hectares in thirty machine hours. For next season we are aiming for twenty machine hours, by bettering our waste disposal system. The machine was quicker than the bins, it was a challenge to keep up with it”, he laughs.

Planting for season two is soon to commence at LPG’s Lancaster operation.

For more information:
Royal Brinkman

LaManna Premier Group
+61 3 9687 7725

For more information:
Weterings Mechanisatie
Tel: +31 174 416 480

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