Beet chasers

Vervaet Beet Eater chaser

The Beet Eater chaser is based on a reconditioned Vervaet Beet Eater 625 or 925 harvester which provides the ideal base machine and has the added benefit of keeping the cost at a sensible level. The engine and drive train are retained, and given a thorough service with parts replaced as necessary. The 16-litre Deutz V8 engine produces 600hp and drives through a Sauer/Danfoss hydrostatic transmission with diff-locks, the combination providing plenty of power for working in adverse conditions.

The holding tank is modified to take advantage of the space gained by removing the ring trace and to allow for easier loading when running alongside the harvester. New tank floor chains and sprockets and Hardox wear sheets can be fitted depending upon the customer’s wishes and requirements. When in work the unloading elevator can be lowered down to 2.5m for gentle handling when discharging onto the ground or raised up to 4m when topping up an established heap or emptying into a trailer. A full tank load is discharged in around 40 seconds.

With all of the lifting components removed the chaser is surprisingly light, and despite water ballasting of the four front tyres to balance the machine and provide stability it still tips the scales at far less than a high-horsepower tractor and large trailed chaser. Running on six 800mm wide tyres the machine treads very lightly to minimise soil impact. It’s also surprisingly manoeuvrable for its size, with all six wheels steering and a 7.9m turning circle.

Edenhall E25 trailed chaser

The Edenhall E25 chaser has a capacity of 25-tonnes, making it especially suitable for working with large harvesters such as the Vervaet Beet Eater 625. It is emptied via a side mounted discharge-elevator which can be specified either left or right enabling it to work with all makes of harvester.

Unloading height is from 2m to 4m, making it equally suitable for loading onto a help or straight into a lorry. When creating a heap for a self-propelled cleaner loader the side-mounted elevator comes into its own, with the chaser never running on the heap bottom so that ruts aren't formed and no beet are lost.

The E25 uses a tri-axle Metsjo chassis with large diameter low ground pressure tyres to minimise soil damage. The beet body can be demounted allowing the chassis to be fitted with bucks for other applications, for example as a grain chaser, making it a truly multipurpose machine. The chaser is fully hydraulic, with its own oil tank, PTO-driven pump and joystick control.

Panien chaser body for Vervaet Hydro Trike XL

A beet chaser body is also available to fit the Vervaet Hydro Trike XL multipurpose tool carrier. With its low ground pressure capabilities the five-wheel Hydro Trike XL is the ideal base machine for a self-propelled chaser required to work in arduous conditions. An extending axle allows the machine’s weight to be evenly spread over a wide area with each wheel following a different track. Power comes from an economical DAF Paccar engine which produces 465hp at just 1400rpm.


The chaser body is built by Panien specifically for the Hydro Trike and has a capacity of 25-tonnes which makes it an ideal set-up for use with the Beet Eater 625 harvester.

Emptied by a floor trace, the rear of the body can be raised hydraulically when unloading allowing beet to be heaped to an impressive height. Alternatively the drop height can be kept to a minimum when creating heaps for self-propelled cleaner loaders to prevent damage to the crop.

For more information about the Vervaet Hydro Trike please click here.

Brochures and further details

Edenhall E25 brochure

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For more information please contact Matt Carse on 07825 631377.