Increased comfort and more power for Grimme’s Varitron 470 potatoe harvester

Grimme’s four row, self-propelled Varitron 470 potatoe harvester with wheel chassis and the Varitron 470 Platinum Terra Trac have had new features added.

To ensure a quiet and comfortable work place the new cabin how has optimum noise insulation and a new leather driver’s seat. The seat has a higher back, active ventilation, sea heating and air suspension with adjustable shock absorption to give the driver a relaxed workplace. The leather seat cover allows for the easy removal of dirt and there is also a large cooling box and a radio with a hands-free kit.  There are also wndshield wipers and sun blinds on all windows.

Two assistance systems based on “GRIMME-Speedtronic” technology ensure that the harvester can always be driven in the optimum range between performance and crop protection.

“Speedtronic-Web” increases throughput by an automatic adjustment of the main web speed in relation to working speed and thus improves crop protection. To avoid any blockages in the ring elevator, its conveying speed is temporarily increased by the “Speedtronic-Elevator” and it also increases if the pressure of the hydraulic system exceeds a defined target value. The driver doesn’t need to manually monitor and control work which allows the driver to fully concentrate on the harvesting process.

A bunker chain greasing system is standard from 2020 onwards. The greasing system ensures a longer durability of the bunker chain and increases the comfort for the user as manual greasing is not necessary.

Both versions of the VARITRON 470 are equipped with a modern, strong 6-cylinder diesel Mercedes engine with a 10.7 litre cubic capacity and 460 hp / 340 kW instead of 435 hp / 320 kW, including exhaust emission stage V.

All GRIMME self-propelled harvesters are equipped as standard with a telemetry unit that enables a connection to the customer portal myGRIMME. In combination with the software-module “myJobs”, the system is able to differentiate automatically between road- and field-mode and thus can independently generate tasks. Manually inputting data is no longer necessary. This saves valuable working time and minimizes potential errors. After completing a job the user receives a detailed overview including all important process parameters, such as fuel consumption, time per working state and weather conditions for example. Additionally the lanes are marked in colours according to the work status. The data generated in this way provides the farmer an optimum basis for billing jobs and for possible optimization of work steps.

If the user uses a certified agricultural software, farm management information system (FMIS), it is possible to connect this software via the data exchange platform agrirouter with myGRIMME. On request, you can than send machine and GPS data from the machine to the FMIS.

For all self-propelled GRIMME harvesters, there are individual agreed service packages available which include the full service inclusive of wearing parts in the highest stage PROTECT.