The Beet Eater chaser is based on a reconditioned Vervaet Beet Eater 625 or 925 harvester which provides the ideal base machine and has the added benefit of keeping the cost at a sensible level. The engine and drive train are retained, and given a thorough service with parts replaced as necessary. The 16-litre Deutz V8 engine produces 600hp and drives through a Sauer/Danfoss hydrostatic transmission with diff-locks, the combination providing plenty of power for working in adverse conditions.
With all of the lifting components removed the chaser is surprisingly light, and despite water ballasting of the four front tyres to balance the machine and provide stability it still tips the scales at far less than a high-horsepower tractor and large trailed chaser. Running on six 800mm wide tyres the machine treads very lightly to minimise soil impact. It’s also surprisingly manoeuvrable for its size, with all six wheels steering and a 7.9m turning circle.
The Edenhall E25
chaser has a capacity of 25-tonnes, making it especially suitable for
working with large harvesters such as the Vervaet Beet Eater 625. It is emptied via a side mounted
discharge-elevator which can be specified either left or right enabling
it to work with all makes of harvester.
The E25 uses a tri-axle Metsjo chassis with large diameter low
ground pressure tyres to minimise soil damage. The beet body can be
demounted allowing the chassis to be fitted with bucks for other
applications, for example as a grain chaser, making it a truly
multipurpose machine. The chaser is fully hydraulic, with its own
oil tank, PTO-driven pump and joystick control.
A beet chaser body is also available to fit the
Vervaet Hydro Trike XL multipurpose tool carrier. With its low ground
pressure capabilities the five-wheel Hydro Trike XL is the ideal base
machine for a self-propelled chaser required to work in arduous
conditions. An extending axle allows the
machine’s weight to be evenly spread over a wide area with each wheel
following a different track. Power
comes from an economical DAF Paccar engine which produces 465hp at just
The chaser body is built by Panien specifically for the Hydro
Trike and has a capacity of 25-tonnes which makes it an ideal set-up
for use with the Beet Eater 625 harvester.
Emptied by a floor trace, the rear of the body can be raised hydraulically
when unloading allowing beet to be heaped to an impressive height. Alternatively
the drop height can be kept to a minimum when creating heaps for self-propelled
cleaner loaders to prevent damage to the crop.
For more information about the Vervaet Hydro Trike please
For more information please contact Matt Carse on 07825 631377.