INTERPOM INNOVATION TOUR CATEGORY:
Cultivation & Mechanization: from soil preparation to planting to harvesting
ARGUMENTATION ABOUT THE INNOVATIVE CHARACTER
The brand new electric Selectron roguing cart from Vegniek. The goal of Vegniek with the new Selectron: Making visual inspection of seed potato fields possible by using an electric vehicle without concessions!
The fully electrically powered Selectron roguing cart is equipped with a powerful lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack can be easily charged by means of the charger, but is also charged during the day by the solar panel sunroofs. In this way, the battery capacity is between 10-16 hours, so that the machine is able to drive a full working day in any desired situation. The Selectron is powered by two powerful electric wheel motors. The big advantage of the electric wheel motors is that the efficiency is very high. The 100% electronic differential lock is actively controlled by the steering angle and ensures that the machine does not come to a standstill if one of the wheels loses grip. In order to transmit the torque properly, we decided to equip the Selectron with large (8.3R24) wheels, with the additional advantage that the machine is very stable and easily drives over ditches.
ADDED VALUE FOR THE USER (IN COMMERCIAL TERMS, USER-FRIENDLINESS ...)
With the new Selectron from Vegniek, no more concessions have to be made in terms of capacity or drive, but you don't want to make concessions in terms of comfort either. During the design of the Selectron, comfort for the user has played an important role. The comfortable seats with wide footrests are equipped with accumulators for extra comfortable suspension. The Selectron is equipped with an extra wide, hydraulic tippable bunker. The extremely quiet electric drive ensures a pleasant working environment. In addition, the machine is standard equipped with a radio with Bluetooth and DAB +. The touchscreen display makes it easy to gain insight into the energy consumption and capacity of the battery.
ADDED VALUE FOR THE FURTHER SUSTAINABILITY AND PROFESSIONALIZATION OF THE POTATO SECTOR
With the Selectron, seed potato growers can take the first step in making their machinery more sustainable. The footprint of the cultivation can be reduced in this way and the quality of the work increases due to the quiet and comfortable working environment. Developing the electric Selectron not only gave us (Vegniek) a beautiful new machine, but it also opens new doors for the future. By developing the Selectron, we have acquired a great deal of in-house knowledge of electric drives. We want to apply the obtained technology and knowledge in new machines. We hope that this will enable us to meet our customers' demand for electrically powered machines. You can contact Vegniek for challenges or applications in the field of electric drives!
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DATE OF MARKET INTRODUCTION IN BELGIUM