Refurbished Vervaet harvesters

Every season Rileys experienced engineers undertake an extensive refurbishment campaign at the company's purpose built service centre. Customer's existing machines are regularly overhauled in addition to used machines ready for their new owners.

Overhauled harvesters

The overhaul process is thorough. “We check, replace & refurbish all wearing parts from front to back,” explains Jeremy. “Consequently we can guarantee the major components are ready for the next beet campaign and the customer is assured that it can be taken into the field and will not let him down. This is especially important as most of our customers are lifting more acres year on year."

Typically the used machines have been traded after two, three or four campaigns and, with the company’s established client base, there is a natural ‘roll on’ year on year as customers order new machines, and their used machines are refurbished and sold on to their new owners, who have purchased, knowing they will have reliability.

The process

Used machines are steam cleaned on arrival and then driven to the workshops where the technical teams, supervised by Service Manager Harry Skeet, get to work. An appraisal is carried out to pinpoint exactly what needs doing, checking everything on the machine from front to back. This document goes to the stores so that the necessary parts are gathered together ready for the overhaul.

The work carried out obviously depends on the machine's age and how many hours it's done, but once completed the machine will be ready for work. The customer can decide on the level of paintwork carried out, ranging from only sub-assemblies to a full bottom-end re-spray.

Service engineer Zoltan Domokos spraying harvester parts in Rileys' dedicated spray shop.


Once ready to go the harvester is run-up for a five-hour test run and carefully monitored, as well as being road tested, and any snags are rectified. The harvester is then cleaned, guarded and fully valeted before delivery.

On-farm overhauls are also performed, with as much or as little work carried out depending upon the customer's requirements. Older used machines can also be supplied with an appraisal.

“We have the most experienced service team in the industry” says Jeremy. “I thoroughly believe in life being all about people and they are a major factor in our customers coming back year after year… this plus Vervaet’s reputation for reliability which is due to an ongoing programme of improvement in all aspects of the harvester’s operation.”

In addition parts and service are also available for Riecam, Moreau, Gilles and Edenhall harvesters.
Further details

For more information please contact Matt Carse on 07825 631377.