“We grow 1500 acres of potatoes in rich, but rocky soil and the VACS-8 is very efficient. We were able to take all the rocks and most clods out of our potatoes which quickly made up the cost of the machine in place of labor. The VACS-8 has cut down freight costs too since we’re not moving as much debris in the loads. Plus, our buyers are very happy with our potatoes!”

    Chad Larsen of Chad Larsen Farms | Hamer, Idaho

    The LOCKWOOD® VACS-8 is a complete potato handling and cleaning systems that efficiently remove rocks, dirt, vines and other debris effortlessly! 

    The VACS-8 is designed with a range of amazing features:

    • •   Complete system includes vacuum chamber, cleaning table, containment center and air supply unit
    • •   Complete system includes vacuum chamber, cleaning table, containment center and air supply unit
    • •   48" potato discharge conveyor
    • •   Collection conveyors for both dirt and stones to one discharge point
    • •   Containment unit for collection of fine dirt and debris (vines, corn cobs, stalks, ect)
    • •   Provides a clean and noise-free work environment for employees
    • •   High efficiency backward inclined fan
    • •   170 HP Cummins engine power plant (Optional electric motor drive available)
    • •   Hydraulic activated clutch for remote start up
    • •   Central control panel with remote access to air supply unit
    • •   Patent Pending
    • •   96 inch wide stone table for preliminary dirt and rock removal
    • •   96 inch wide vacuum chamber for stone, clod, vines, corn cobs and stalk removal
    • •   460 volt 3 PH VFD controlled motors on all tables & conveyors for maximum efficiency
    • •   5,000 hundred weight per hour capacity

    How does the VACS-8 work?
    The air chamber first cleans the debris by flowing the load over a full-width cleaning table to remove excess dirt, vines and corn stalks.

    The remaining contents moves into the high-flow air chamber that efficiently elevates the potatoes into a high stream of air, lifting them onto the discharge conveyer while allowing the stones to continue through, removing them from your potatoes.

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    5,000 CWT/HR
    170 hp