Goodacres Produce Handling

A range of machinery for potatoes, root crops, carrots, bulbs, onions and more

Goodacres Produce Handling Overview

 

Goodacres Produce Handling is a division of The Burdens Group and supply and provide support for a wide range of equipment manufactured by Tong Engineering, Agrimech and Swift Lift across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Norfolk and other areas of the UK, where our specialist knowledge and expertise is needed. We also provide service and parts support for:

  • Walthambury
  • Compas and Schouten Jump Graders
  • Herbert
  • Downs
  • Miedema
  • Haith
  • Peal
  • and more

The equipment processes root crops, mainly potatoes and onions, to include bulk handling, cleaning, sizing, inspecting, box fillers and box filling, weighing, bagging, palletising and stacking. In addition to this we have equipment that will handle cereal crops.

We also produce Conveyor Belting under our Burdens Belting brand.

 

Goodacres Produce Handling has a proud history spanning over 80 years

 

Goodacres was first established as a village blacksmith business in the 1930’s in Donington near Spalding, in Lincolnshire. It was successfully run by several generations of the Goodacre family over the decades. The business had spells as dealers for Whitsed, Lely and Kuhn.

In the 1980’s it took on the Tong franchise for Lincolnshire and in 2007 was bought by The Burden Group Ltd. Several staff members made the move to Burdens in 2007 and are still with the company today. The core values of good customer service that were in place at Goodacres back then, are still in place at Burdens Goodacres today.

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Tong Engineering Equipment for Sale UK

 

Goodacres Produce Handling have been main dealers for the full range of Tong Engineering products in Lincolnshire since the late 1980s.  Then in 2007, when The Burdens Group bought Goodacres, our area expanded from Lincolnshire right down to the East Coast of Essex.

Burdens Group Limited Tong Engineering Tippers for Sale UKThe range of Tong Engineering equipment can handle a variety of root crops including potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips, celeriac and flower bulbs and the equipment is designed to handle the crop in bulk straight from a trailer.

Once in the grading/cleaning line the crop is handled gently, the processes include cleaning, sizing, washing, inspection and box filling. The Tong Engineering range of equipment includes includes:

 

Tong Engineering Caretaker Graders for Sale UK

Tong Engineering Storemakers for Sale UK

Tong Engineering Field Loader for Sale UK

Tong Engineering Lift Roller Grader for Sale UK

Tong Engineering EasyFill Box Fillers for Sale UK

Tong Engineering EasyGrade Screen Modules for Sale UK

Tong Engineering EasyClean Separator for Sale UK

Tong Engineering AgriSep Stone and Clod Separator for Sale UK

Tong Engineering Skips and Bins for Sale UK

 

If you would like any further information on our Tong Engineering equipment range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Tong Engineering Caretaker Graders for Sale UK

 

Burdens Group Limited Tong Engineering Potato Grader for sale UK

Tong Engineering can draw on over 85 years of manufacturing experience to produce the Caretaker grader. First introduced to the market in 1980, it has been constantly refined and improved since then.

Available in widths from 1.2 metres up to 2.4 metres, the larger models are capable of grading and cleaning crops up to 60 tonnes per hour.  And are also built to handle dirty crops straight from the field.

The Caretaker is designed for gentle handling of crop, from the bulk hopper through to the Easyclean Separator, the Easyclean sizing module to the inspection area. The machine will handle potatoes but other crops it can handle are onions, carrots, beetroot, parsnips, celeriac and flower bulbs.

New technology is used to increase the machines’ efficiency. Blue inverter technology can give up to a 50% energy saving over older machines.  Auto Touch HMI control is used to control and change the operating parameters of the Easyclean separator.  At the touch of a button roller speeds, direction and clod roller heights can be adjusted to suit different soil conditions.  Pre-set programs can handle a range of different operating conditions from wet to dry.

The latest Pro-Control Interface adds a level of diagnostics to the machine. The system gives alerts as to which emergency stop has been pushed or which inverter is in fault condition should this occur. This helps the operators identify faults quicker and so reduces downtime.

If you would like any further information on our Tong Engineering machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Tong Engineering Storemakers for Sale UK

 

Tong Engineering Storemaker for Sale UK

The Tong Engineering Storemaker is a mobile crop cleaning system available in a range of widths from 1.2 metres right up to 2.4 metres and offers a compact, gentle and efficient vegetable hopper system.

Output of cleaned crop can be as high as 80 tonnes per hour and these machines are available in a range of hoppers sizes and with a choice of coils, stars or the Easyclean Separator fitted. The machine is suitable for onions, potatoes, flower bulbs and parsnips.

It is perfect for cleaning crop going straight into store or prior to loading directly into bulker lorries.

You can specify throughput and handling requirements to suit your needs and with the added option of folding sides, this makes it easier to transport to various locations with ease. This makes the Tong Engineering Storemaker perfect for multi-site locations such as in-field, on the farm or in the packhouse.

The Storemaker comes with the latest Blue Inverter Technology as standard, ensuring up to 50% energy saving and a high degree of reliability built in and options include an Automatic hopper speed sensor and a full canopy.

If you would like any further information on our Tong Engineering machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Tong Engineering Field Loader for Sale UK

 

Tong Engineering Field Loader for Sale UKThe Tong Engineering Field Loader is designed for use in the field where the crop needs to be loaded directly into lorry bulker trailers for transportation for processing.

These Field Loaders are available in widths of 1800mm and 2400mm and output can be as high as 100 tonnes per hour.

This machine is very versatile and can be used for carrots, onions and potatoes, parsnips, bulbs and more.

The Field Loader incorporates a lot of the features from The Tong Caretaker, then adds an extending elevator, all mounted on one heavy duty chassis. It also has the added benefit of allowing growers to clean and inspect the crop straight from the harvester as well as loading directly into bulker lorries for onward travel and processing.

It has also been designed to be a single self-contained mobile unit making in-field cleaning and handling quick and easy as it incorporates an infeed hopper, cleaner, roller, inspection table and extending elevator all together and features remote controls to the Tong EasyLoad extending elevator for even greater convenience.

The Field Loader also includes Blue Inverter Technology and remote control of the elevator as standard.

If you would like any further information on our Tong Engineering machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Tong Engineering Lift Roller Grader for Sale UK

 

Tong Engineering Lift Roller Grader for Sale UK

The Tong Engineering Lift Roller Grader uses a series of forward moving rollers to move the crop through the machine. One set of rollers are of fixed height and every other roller is height adjustable mounted in a guide plate. These rollers can be adjusted to give a specific grade size and it is possible to have up to 6 grade sizes in one machine.

Different types of crop can be handled including potatoes, carrots, onions, parsnips, brussel sprouts, celeriac, swedes and bulbs and even comes with an option of adjusting grade band settings to suit these different crop varieties and sizes.

Machine widths start at 1.2 metres with 3 grade bands and go up to 2.4 metres with 6 grade bands and outputs can range from 5 tonnes per hour up to 40 tonnes per hour. Other configurations can be custom built to suit your exact requirements.

These machines are available in mild or stainless steel and it is a popular choice for growers or packers handling crops which are not suited to screen grading, particularly carrots and parsnips.

If you would like any further information on our Tong Engineering machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Tong Engineering EasyFill Box Fillers for Sale UK

 

Burdens Group Limited Tong Engineering Easyfill Box Filler for sale UKThe Tong Engineering Easyfill Boxfiller is available in a range of sizes to suit different box dimensions. The popular Midi Easyfill Boxfiller is suitable for boxes up to 1.2 metres high and is designed for crops such as potatoes, carrots, flower bulbs and onions.

When fitted with the doorstop belt it provides very gentle handling by holding the crop between cleats when lowering into the bottom of the box.

The machines have automatic box in detection and detect the crop as they operate in an automatic cycle. Once the machines are started the operator only must remove the full boxes and put the empty boxes onto the machine.

If you would like any further information on our Tong Engineering machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Tong Engineering EasyGrade Sizing Modules for Sale UK

 

Tong Engineering EasyGrade Screen Modules for Sale UKTong Engineering EasyGrade Screen Modules have grading capacities ranging from 10 tonnes per hour to 100 tonnes per hour. These machines are available in widths from 600mm to 2400mm and are available in single, twin or triple screen format.

They are suitable for a variety of root crops including potatoes, onions, beetroot and flower bulbs.

EasyGrade screen grading modules are manufactured in widths of 0.6m, 0.9m, 1.2m, 1.5m, 1.8m, 2m and 2.4m wide as standard. They are also available in extended or super-extended models, offering a longer grading band.

At The Burdens Group, we supply the Tong Engineering steel grading screens to fit the EasyGrade sizing modules. These are available in square and hexagonal options to suit different crops and tuber shapes. We always hold a selection of different grade sizes and widths in stock.

If you would like any further information on our Tong Engineering machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Tong Engineering EasyClean Separator for Sale UK

 

Tong Engineering EasyClean System for Sale UKThe Tong Engineering Easyclean Separator is available in widths from 1.2 metre to 2.4 metre and is capable of cleaning crops up to 70 tonnes per hour.

Available in 4 row, 6 row and 8 row types, this means that this separator will suit different sizes of grader.

The EasyClean separator uses deformable, fluted polyurethane roller segments, running next to reversible and height adjustable clod rollers. The clod roller height and direction and the speed of all rollers can be adjusted to operating conditions and the amount of soil separation required.

When used with Tong Engineering’s HMI control system, the machine settings can be quickly changed to match the amount of cleaning that is required.

If you would like any further information on our Tong Engineering machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Tong Engineering AgriSep Stone and Clod Separator for Sale UK

 

Tong Engineering AgriSep Stone and Clod Separator for Sale UKThe Tong Engineering AgriSep stone and clod separators are designed to separate the crop from stone and clods. All material is fed onto a bounce roller. The crop bounces off the roller onto a flighted output elevator. Stone and clods hit the roller and fall onto a waste conveyor.

It uses an innovative optical infrared scanning system to detect clod and stones mixed with potatoes and other vegetables, offering exceptionally effective crop separation, with 80-98% accuracy, and throughputs up to 50 tonnes per hour.

The AgriSep unit can also be integrated as part of a new vegetable grading line, or can be used as a stand-alone machine alongside other existing grading systems and is suitable for use with a variety of crops including onions, beet, carrots and bulbs.

Output is typically 5 tonnes per hour and these machines are available in 900mm and 1200mm widths. Single roller and double roller machines are available.

If you would like any further information on our Tong Engineering machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Tong Engineering Skips and Bins for Sale UK

 

Tong Engineering Skips and Bins for Sale UKTong Engineering also produce self-tip skips in 1 tonne and 2 tonne sizes. These are ideal for waste management in packhouses, farms, workshops, building sites and at other business premises.

The skips are available in mild and stainless steel and are easy to move by a forklift and make the collection of waste quick and convenient and a single lever action tips the forklift skip to discharge contents, and it then automatically returns when forklift tines are tilted backwards.

Tong Engineering also offer big bag bins for bag filling. These are ideal for filling 1 tonne bags with vegetables. The bag is hooked to the bottom of the bin and the vegetables are fed into the bin. As the bin is lifted by forklift the doors are opened and the vegetables transfer from the bin to the bag.

If you would like any further information on our Tong Engineering machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

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Agrimech Machinery for Sale UK

 

Agrimech produce automation machinery for weighing, bagging and palletising.  Goodacres Produce Handling have been Agrimech dealers now for over three years and, even though Agrimech are a relatively new company, they have been growing rapidly during that time.

The company have developed a range of machines to include produce weighers, stitching lines, automatic bag placers and palletising machines and their designs have brought innovation into the market sector.

Agrimech’s use of electronics and programming have helped increase energy saving and improved weigher accuracy and output and produce all their equipment in stainless steel. They also offer remote engineer support as all machines can be linked back to the factory or dealer.

The Agrimech range of equipment includes includes:

 

Agrimech Produce Weighers for Sale UK

Agrimech Nemesis Bag Placer for Sale UK

Agrimech Stitching Lines for Sale UK

Agrimech Palletising Systems for Sale UK

 

If you would like any further information on our Agrimech machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Agrimech Produce Weighers for Sale UK

 

Agrimech Gemini Double Belt Produce Weigher for Sale UKThe smallest produce weigher in the range is the Destiny. This is a twin belt machine with an electronic weigh cell system. Designed to weigh produce into 25 kg paper bags at up to 7 tonnes per hour.

Following on in the range is the Themis. This is a larger two belt electronic tank weigher and produce is weighed into a single weigh bin. The produce is then transferred into the bag via a cross conveyor underneath the weigh bin. This is designed to weigh produce into 25 kg paper bags at up to 10 tonnes per hour.

If it is more throughput that is required, then you will need the Gemini. This is similar to the Themis but has four belts and two weigh bins. This again weighs 25 kg paper bags, but has up to 15 tonnes per hour if required.

All Agrimech Weighers are suitable for use with paper, plastic, hessian and poly banded net and can come with a variety of options including foot pedal or hand switch and castor wheels.

If you would like any further information on our Agrimech machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Agrimech Nemesis Bag Placer for Sale UK

 

Agrimech Nemesis Sack Placing System for Sale UKThe Agrimech Nemesis Bag Placer is designed to operate in conjunction with all models of the Agrimech Weigher. It can use different bag materials such as paper, poly and poly banded net (*dependent on porosity of product) and can offer outputs of up to 15 tonnes per hour, with a high-speed model option offering up to 24 tonnes per hour.

It uses energy efficient vacuum generators to give a quiet operation and is suitable for use with vegetable produce including potatoes and onions, animal feeds and powders.

Constructed from stainless steel, this offers durability, strength and longevity and with it being reliable, it offers trouble free maintenance and low cost servicing.

Machine orientation can be to suit individual requirements.

It runs on 16 Amp 3-phase electrical system and options include Servo driven, 24 tonnes per hour capacity and caster wheels.

If you would like any further information on our Agrimech machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Agrimech Stitching Lines for Sale UK

 

Agrimech Stitching Lines for Sale UKThe Agrimech Ouroboros (Stitcher enclosed/ flat conveyor) and Mercury (Stitcher open/ v-track conveyor) are both designed to stitch bags of 25 kg at 10 bags per minute. Both use inward facing top v-belts to guide the top of the bag into the Stitcher and both have automatic thread cut off.

The Agrimech Retribution ABC stitching line lifts output to 15 bags per minute. This heavy duty sack stitching system uses high speed Newlong or Fishbein stitchers with automatic thread cut off.

ABC stands for ‘Absolute Bag Control’ which utilises a top pair of inward facing v-belts to guide the top of the bag, a middle pair of inward facing conveyors to guide the middle of the bag and a lower v-track conveyor for the bag bottom.

Typical uses include paper, plastic, hessian and poly branded net and products include potatoes, onions, animal feeds and powders.

All Agrimech Stitching Lines feature touch screen control and adjustable inverter motor control with remote engineer support available as an option. Other options (dependent on model) include heat sealing PE or poly packaging, castor wheels, foot pedal or hand switch, label application and variable track lengths.

If you would like any further information on our Agrimech machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Agrimech Palletising Systems for Sale UK

 

Agrimech Palletising Systems for Sale UKThere are two versions of palletisers being the Agrimech Titan and Agrimech Robot.

The Agrimech Titan Palletiser is a purpose built, low maintenance palletising machine, that is designed to work with paper, plastic, bales and poly net.

Capacity can go as high as 15 tonnes per hour and products can vary from potatoes, onions, animal feeds and powders.

Control is via a touchscreen and the machine has an ergonomically designed gripper head to reduce the risk of a product jam. Options include a Pallet De-nester and Pallet Outfeed.

The Agrimech Robot Palletiser systems are based on a new robot arm, so a three-year warranty is offered as standard.

Capacity can be as high as 15 tonnes per hour with 25 kg paper bags and is controlled by an intuitive touchscreen.

This machine has an ergonomically designed gripper head to reduce the risk of a product jam and can stack to one or two positions.

It is suitable for trays, bales and bags, whilst options include remote engineer, service plans and additional conveyor systems including powered pallet systems.

If you would like any further information on our Agrimech machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

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SwiftLift Elevators and Conveyors for Sale UK

 

SwiftLift manufacture a range of elevators and conveyors designed to handle a variety of root crops and cereals including potatoes, carrots, beet, parsnips, flower bulbs and much more.

Goodacres Produce Handling have been SwiftLift dealer’s since the 1980s.  In that time we have built up a lot of experience in after-sales support of this product and can offer our best advice on which model will be best suited to your requirements.

Included in the range are:

 

Swift Lift Extendo for Sale UK

Swift Lift Euro Elevators for Sale UK

Swift Lift Interstore Elevators for Sale UK

Swift Lift Interstore Conveyors for Sale UK

 

If you would like any further information on our SwiftLift Elevators and Conveyors range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

SwiftLift Extendo for Sale UK

 

Burdens Group Limited Swiftlift Extendo Elevator for sale UKThe SwiftLift Extendo elevator is the flagship of the range as is available with 600mm and 900mm wide belts.

This model has two booms with the upper one sliding inside the lower one, giving a length of 9.1 metres (29ft 10″) when fully retracted and 14.1 metres (46ft 4″) when fully extended.

When fully retracted this makes transportation and storage easier.

The soft rubber belts if used in conjunction with 25mm high cleats, will help to reduce the rollback of the crop, minimising damage and making store or bulker loading quicker and easier.

Automatic slewing is included, as is luffing of the head and variable speed of the booms is standard. Options include power transmission of the road wheels and radio remote control. Longer boom lengths are also now available.

If you would like any further information on our SwiftLift machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Swift Lift Euro Elevators for Sale UK

 

The Swift Lift Euro range of elevators are open frame, single boom machines in a range of lengths from 8.5 metres up to 13 meres and the width is 600mm.

Luffing and slewing heads are available and height adjustment is by hand or powered hydraulics. Speeds vary between 50m/min to 70m/min and it is powered by three phase motors.

Basic design includes drawbar, ballast weights, electrical controls and mains cable. Options include hoppers, cushioned descender for potatoes and petrol or diesel engine alternative power sources.

If you would like any further information on our SwiftLift machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

SwiftLift Interstore Elevators for Sale UK

 

These elevators have folded sides and are available in the following three ranges:

  • T Range: 600mm wide, available in lengths from 9 metres to 12 metres with a moulded cleated belt. There’s a choice of variable or fixed speed drive and hand or powered hydraulic lift. Options include a swinging head, hoppers, power transmission and grain chutes.
  • L Range: This is a shorter range of elevators, available from 4.5 metres to 7.5 metres and a width of 600mm. They come with hand hydraulic or pin height adjustment and a moulded, cleated belt. Options include hoppers, power transmission and grain chutes.
  • TS Range: This elevator is a single boom machine mounted on a slewing platform as is 600mm wide, powered hydraulic adjustment and a moulded cleated belt. Lengths available are 10.5 metres and 12 metres. Options include Safedown head, different style hoppers, power transmission and variable speed.

If you would like any further information on our SwiftLift machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

SwiftLift Interstore Conveyors for Sale UK

 

These conveyors are available in widths of 600mm and 900mm and as single and double conveyors.

Single conveyors in available in lengths of 7.5 metres and 9.75 metres, whereas the double conveyors are 8.8 metres extending to 14.3 metres and 11.05 metres extending to 18.8 metres.

The conveyors are supplied with tow bars, detachable hoppers, electric starter and mains cable.

Options available include variable speed drives, screwjack castor wheels and conveyor to elevator coupling brackets.

If you would like any further information on our SwiftLift machinery range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

Burdens Belting Conveyor Belts for Sale UK

 

Burdens Belting Conveyor Belts for Sale UK

 

Burdens Belting PVC Elevator Belt With Sidewalls for Sale UKWhatever your requirements for conveyor belting, at Burdens Belting we can supply it. Any material can be supplied including moulded rubber, PVC and PU and the belts are available in a range of colours and backing types to suit different applications.

Belts that use sidewalls, cleats of different sizes, tracking strips, pocket belts, mesh belts, food quality belts can be supplied and fitted.

Endless belts can be supplied if the machine can be stripped down so the belt can be fitted. If this is not practical, then the belts can be joined onsite by fitting a vulcanised joint. This can be quicker and more convenient than a strip down.

We can also offer full refurbishment of old belts and provide mechanical and electrical belts.

 

Repairs and Metal Belt Joiners for Sale UK

 

We keep a good range of metal belt joiners in stock. We can attend on site to replace joiners in situ or you can bring you belt to us and it can be done in our workshop. Belting material is kept in stock so damaged belts can be quickly repaired by fitting a new piece of material with an extra joiner.

 

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If you are unsure of exactly what you need, we can visit your site to advise and measure your existing belt. This service is for customers who are located within 50 miles of our base near Boston in Lincolnshire.

If you would like any further information on our Burdens Belting Conveyor Belts range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling sales department.

 

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Goodacres Produce Handling Parts Department

 

Burdens Group Limited Produce Handling Spare Parts for sale UKBurdens stock a wide range parts for Tong Engineering, Agrimech and Swift Lift equipment.  Additionally, we can also supply conveyor rollers to order, jump grader riddles, belting and rubber products.

We also stock a wide range of Tong Engineering grading screens in widths ranging from 900mm to 2400mm. We also stock screen repair kits in most sizes. Most sizes of Tong Engineering conveyor rollers are also stocked, including Easyfill Boxfiller return wheels.

Included in our parts stock are a range of parts for Agrimech and Walthambury weighers and stitching lines. These parts include pneumatic cylinders, rod end bearings, air regulators, thread cut cylinders and solenoid valves.

We also have parts for Swift Lift machines including sprockets, hydraulic ram seal kits, rollers, head rubbers and bearings and we keep a wide range of parts in stock for Compas jump graders, including single and twin camshafts, springs, roller table chain and bearings.

 

 

Huge Investment In Parts from Stock to Reduce Downtime

We continuously invest in ensuring we have large stocks of fast-moving parts as well as good stocks of other parts to keep any potential breakdowns down to a minimum.

We stock parts for all our main new sales franchises, as well as having some spare parts for other manufacturers such as Compas and Walthambury. We can also obtain most parts for other manufacturers, so whatever you require give us a call as we can usually help.

 

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Many types of belting and belt joiners are also kept in stock including belting material, rubber side skirt, Plastazote for lining hoppers and rubber insertion.

 

Parts for Stitchers

 

We also carry a wide range of Newlong NP7 stitcher spare parts including consumables like needles, knives and feed dogs. Also stocked are handles, motors and drive belts. We also keep a small amount of spares for the Newlong DS9 stitcher. We also stock stitcher thread in different sizes ranging from 200g cones through to 1.5kg, 5kg and even 10kg.

Whatever spare parts you require, contact our Goodacres Produce Handling parts department and we will happily locate the parts from our own stocks, or from one of our many suppliers.

f you would like any further information on our Goodacres produce handling machinery parts range, please contact our Goodacres Produce Handling Parts & Service department.

 

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Goodacres Produce Handling Machinery Service

 

Our service department has over 50 years experience and is currently comprised of two mechanical engineers, an electrician and an apprentice electrician. These skilled staff are all mobile, operating from fully equipped service vehicles. We also have a large workshop with a 3-tonne beam crane, so we can handle large machines easily.

We provide service to all makes of produce handling equipment. We can offer a breakdown service on site, as well as routine preventive maintenance service.

On the electrical side we can provide a PAT test and control panel building services. We also have years of experience with TASC, DC and inverter motor drive systems on graders and we can also produce conveyor rollers and jump grader riddles made to order on our own spot welder.

Other skills include repairs to Newlong stitchers, welding and fabrication and maintenance on Compas and Schouten jump graders.

 

Nationwide Service from the Produce Handling Experts

We are based south of Boston in Lincolnshire and have over 70 years of experience and mainly operate throughout Eastern England and the into the Midlands, but we also carry out service work in Scotland annually, serving several customers whilst we are there. We have also worked in the Channel Islands and the South West of the UK, particularly Cornwall.

 

Factory Trained Technicians for Expert Servicing and Product Knowledge

 

Key skills of our staff include welding, fabrication work, jump grader servicing and the manufacture of jump grader riddles. Working alongside our trained electrician we have an apprentice electrician.

We can also provide programming of PLC’s, design and manufacture control panels, support and fault diagnosis on motor drives and speed control systems. These include TASC, DC and inverter motor speed control systems.

 

Retro-fitting of Cleaners Into Any Grader

 

Retrofitting of Tong Easyclean systemWe can also carry out the retro-fit of the Tong Easyclean into any make of older grader. This can replace a star cleaning system or a coil cleaner. Fitting one of these will mean cleaning performance can be greatly increased.

Give your grader a new lease of life by fitting a new cleaner and see for yourself how the Easyclean can extract soil and clods much more efficiently than a star or coil cleaner. You can also go one step further and fit a presentation conveyor between the hopper and cleaner. This will thin out the crop and give the cleaner an easier time to deal with soil, clods and haulm.

The Easyclean is also self-cleaning to a point, so it allows the process to keep running when coil and star cleaners would have blocked up with mud.

 

Electrical Panel Building

 

We have greatly increased our panel building activities this year to include power distribution panels, inverter control panels and Evolution cleaner control panels. We are experts with inverters and PLC`s and deal with speed control systems in general.

 

Fabrication and Welding Service

 

We have a coded welder who has experience in manufacturing and alteration of existing equipment. We have recently modified a salad harvester and two vegetable rigs. We can undertake alteration work to all types of grading line irrespective of the make. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

Newlong Stitchers and Walthambury Support

 

We can provide service on the Newlong NP7 stitcher and the Fischbein ECR stitchers. This can be carried out in our workshop or be on-site based. In addition, we still support Walthambury stitching and weighing lines.

We carry parts in stock for this type of equipment to help reduce downtime and have the expertise to sort most problems. We can reset topping up times and adjust final weights to improve weigher operation. Service to the Walthambury Bag Automators is still provided and many parts can be obtained from stock including pneumatic cylinders, valves, regulators and fittings.

 

Out of Season Servicing

 

This has been our main service business for many years. In addition to our main Tong Engineering, Agrimech and Swift Lift franchises we can handle most makes of grading equipment. From simple breakdowns to more complex refurbishments, we can provide a wide range of service and maintenance.

The electrical department can get your machine going quickly whatever the problem, from changing panel switchgear to motor, inverter and PLC faults.

For any service, repair or maintenance enquiry, contact our Goodacres Produce Handling service department with complete confidence today.

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