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(FARGO, N.D.) – Amity Technology is proud to introduce its next advancement in sugar beet harvesting. The new, 2720 Sugar Beet Harvester offers several improvements and new features to make sugar beet harvest more efficient. This 12-Row harvester utilizes a higher volume scrub tower, Dynamic Chain Management, ISOBUS Active Depth Control, newly designed maintenance access doors and an option for larger tires or even, tracks.
The redesigned scrub tower of the Amity 2720 harvester is the standout feature to Amity’s newest and largest sugar beet harvester. The new, widened path that harvested beets follow to the top of the machine can hold up to 31 percent more beets. This can allow for increased capacity/throughput during harvest. Dynamic Chain Management is also now standard on the scrub elevator. This feature helps to lengthen the life of the scrub chains by properly managing the tension on the pendulum that helps take up slack when the harvester is not at maximum capacity. Dynamic Chain Management allows the harvester to handle almost anything from the thinnest stands and lightest tonnage, to more than the heaviest tonnage/acre growers can raise today.
The 2019 harvest proved to be a major challenge for growers. In the Red River Valley growers were plagued by excessive moisture, making the digging of sugar beets, while keeping the harvester on top of the ground, difficult. Amity Technology recognized this and quickly went to work developing a way to help growers do just that. This led to a couple new transportation options for the 2720 harvesters. The 2720 will now have the option for 900/60R32 tires or a 30” X 67” track system to help with not only flotation during the wet times but reducing compaction and increasing stability at all times.
“Higher tonnage crops and a small harvest window have led us to develop a higher efficiency machine,” says Brad Meyer, VP – Sales & Marketing for Amity Technology. “Field tests for the 2720 harvester have shown capacity capabilities well beyond 45-ton beets at 5 miles per hour. Additionally, the optional track system helps keep the harvester running when conditions are challenging.”
Installed software on the new harvester will allow the optional Active Depth Control (ADC) to work with any ISOBUS terminal, decreasing the number of screens in the cab of the tractor. The user interface of ADC has also been dramatically updated to allow for a more intuitive operation of Active Depth Control. New side doors on the 2720 also give easier access to maintenance points and adjustments, making it quicker to get back to harvest.
Amity Technology, founded in 1996, is one of the world’s leading innovators in the sugar beet equipment industry. Based in Fargo, North Dakota, Amity Technology offers a full line of sugar beet harvesting equipment including defoliators, harvesters, and a beet cart. Amity Technology markets its products worldwide in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. More information on the company can be found at www.amitytech.com.