ROPA Keiler 2 Classic
ROPA Keiler 2 Classic with 2 pintle belts
Many proven components of the Keiler 2 have been adopted in the design of Keiler 2 Classic. The Keiler 2 Classic differs from the Keiler 2 mainly due to both pintle belts which function as separation devices. The overall design demonstrates very high output with maximum product protection in areas with low cleaning requirements (sandy or separated soils). The Keiler 2 Classic with the pintle belt 1 and pintle belt 2 cleaning systems is easy to monitor, it is accessible and easy to service.
The very spacious sorting stand has ample space for up to 8 persons at the gently rising and generously dimensioned picking conveyor with an optional trash track. Thanks to the extendable platform, there is also space for additional sorters next to the trash track. Paired with the height-adjustable platforms this allows every workstation to be separately adjusted for maximum ease of working.
Like all models, the Keiler 2 Classic has a fully hydraulic drive and the ISOBUS controller is standard equipment. The quick-change frame for uptake is also integrated as standard equipment, so that this machine can be used for high-performance, gentle harvesting of onions and other special crops thanks to the reduced cleaning units. Furthermore, telescopic axles were installed here in order to allow harvesting in 3 m rows and provide increased stability when harvesting 3.5 meter rows.
Keiler 2 Classic with XL Bunker as standard
The potato harvester Keiler 2 Classic with 2 separation units and a large sorting platform is particularly effective on light soils. With the new ROPA XL bunker, the bunker volume has been increased in order to make the best possible use of the high harvesting performance. The automatic filling system with ultrasound sensors ensures optimal filling of the bunker. The bunker can be supplied by an articulation unit, so the fall height of the trailer can be reduced for gentle trailer filling.
Keiler 2 Classic with overloading bunker
The Keiler 2 Classic can also be optionally fitted with drive wheel and overloading bunker. The capacity of the overloading bunker on the Keiler 2 Classic can be increased to 6 t.
The quick-change frame for uptake is also integrated as standard equipment, so that this machine can be used for high-performance, gentle harvesting of onions and other special crops thanks to the reduced cleaning units.
Gentle cleaning with two pintle belts
Cleaning elements in the Keiler 2 Classic
1. Sieve conveyor 1
2. Picking conveyer
3. Pintle belt 1
4. Triple deflector roller
5. Leaf chain
6. Rotating finger comb (alternative: triple deflector roller)
7. Pintle belt 2
8. Dirt discharge conveyor (optional)
9. Trash conveyer
10. Trash return conveyor
11. Sieve conveyor 2
12. Trash discharge conveyor
13. Bunker pad-roll floor
Individual optional equipment
For minimum cleaning requirements, the revolving finger comb (UFK) can be replaced with three deflector rollers and the trash track can be omitted. This not only saves weight and costs, but also increases throughput. These options can be added after the fact if necessary. Appropriate changeover was considered with regard to the construction from the very beginning.
The same applies for the 4 pintle belt machine. This machine can be optionally designed without trash and discharge conveyor and fitted with deflector rollers instead of the UFK.
Very high performance with maximum product protection
In last year's field tests in locations with lower cleaning requirements (sandy and separated soils), the overall concept provided very high performance with maximum product protection. Due to the omitted cleaning units (pintle belt 1 and pintle belt 2), the machine is still clearer, more accessible, and easier to maintain than the previous Keiler II.