The Wyma Hedgehog removes carrot tops, leaves, grass and other debris. Green carrot top, debris, leaves and/or grass are separated from the carrots or other produce by rubber fingers on the rotating web belt.
The Hedgehog is positioned at an angle, with the belt rotating. As carrots transitioned to the Hedgehog, tops, debris and grass are caught by the rubber fingers and elevated over the head drum. Topped carrots fall into a Flume or onto a Conveyor, and waste carrot tops and other debris are elevated onto a Transfer Conveyor which leads to a trailer or bin.
The angle of operation of the Hedgehog Top Remover is adjustable between 40 to 60 degrees, to suit different types of produce or the quality of the carrot tops being removed.
The Wyma Hedgehog has a back stop panel and waste chute which contributes to containing waste that may on occasion flick off the web belt. The back stop panel is higher than the waste out-feed point to facilitate cleaning. The frame has also been recently redesigned with four feet to reduce vibrations.
The Wyma Top Remover Hedgehog is predominantly used for carrot lines, but is also effective with other types of produce where tops and/or grass is a problem.
Top Remover Hedgehog Models
|Models ||Approximate capacity* ||Length ||Working width |
|RTX0008 ||15 T/hr (33,000 lb/hr) ||1450 mm ||750 mm (2'5'') |
|RTX0012 || || ||1200 mm (4') |