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Wet Hopper

Wyma’s Wet Hopper is a cost effective, multi-purpose, pre-washing system, designed to remove excess mud, dirt and sand from produce without causing damage.


Wyma’s Wet Hopper, provide a gentle, pre-washing system, to receive produce into washing and packing lines. Our system comprises of hopper storage, a floor conveyor, discharge elevator and can also include optional add-ons and/or customised modules for a tailored solution.  

Wet Hoppers can receive produce in dirty, clean or semi-clean condition. Using air agitation, fine sand and dirt is removed from the produce. Additional spray bars can be fitted to provide a final rinse.

Suitable for potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, swedes and beetroot (beet). 

A Wet Hopper is essential on produce washing lines, given its multi-purpose functionality, versatility and cost effectiveness. In one stand-alone product, you get:

  • A gentle system for receiving produce
  • Pre-soak and clay softening, with agitation for pre-cleaning
  • Buffer storage
  • An even flow rate of produce to a process line

Use with a Tank Destoner to remove clods and stones, or with a Floating Debris Remover for floating waste, leaf and vine removal. Alternatively, use in combination with a Barrel Washer and Water Recycling System  for a full wash-line solution.

2-bay, 3-bay, 4-bay, 5-bay, 6-bay  and extra-wide standard models available.

From 1-15 ton capacity


  • Durable, robust, stainless steel construction.
  • Heavy duty food grade web belt with rubberised bars. High and low profile web belt options. Double bar cleats. Multiple web chord options.
  • Plastic wear strips require zero maintenance runners for web belt.
  • Central grease location with grease lines for hard to reach bearings
  • Air agitation for improved dirt removal while maintaining gentle vegetable handling.
  • Self-cleaning cycle and internal cleaning bar to rinse dirt from hard to clear areas of tank.  
  • Easy access for cleaning and maintenance with access hatches and removable floor conveyor and elevator.
  • Mounting plates for platforming. Easy to install platforming for equipment viewing and service  access.
  • Variable speed controllers for elevators, floor conveyor, air agitation blowers, pumps and  floating debris removers.
  • Pressure sensor for water level management and pump protection.
  • Pre-wired, with a fully sealed stainless steel control panel and fully automated easy-to-use touch screen control. Compatible with most control systems. Omron, AB, Siemens, etc.
  • Floating Debris Remover to remove floating debris from produce before clogging downstream equipment.*
  • Water spray bars to remove remaining soil and floating debris from produce before exiting.*
  • Rear and mid jets to push floating debris to Floating Debris Remover and produce to the Elevator.*
  • Automatic dump valves for controlled, periodic removal of sand and dirt. Knife and Butterfly Valve options.*
  • Remote access (eWon)*.
  • Produce sensor to stop infeed flow when tank is full.*

* Optional

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