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SCOTTS SIX ROW TOPPER TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT THE MIDLANDS MACHINERY SHOW

Visitors to this year’s Midlands Machinery Show will be among the first to see Scotts Precision Manufacturing’s Trinity 6000 six row topper.

The Lincolnshire designer and manufacturer of vegetable harvesting equipment will also be showcasing its 2020 Evolution separator on Stand 3 in the Stanley Sheldon Hall.

The Trinity 6000 features front and rear-mounted cutting units, which give the perfect balance both in the field and on the road. It has been fitted with shear plates to help achieve fine chopping of the haulm. The wide range of flail lengths ensures class leading suction in the row bottoms. Scotts utilise a floating parallelogram action on the rear units to allow each topper unit to move freely up and down over varying terrain. The company offers the option of a hydraulic control upgrade, which gives the driver precise control of the rear unit’s cutting height from inside the cab. With transmission rated up to 250bhp Scotts believes the performance of its toppers are way ahead of the competition.

As well as the Trinity 6000, Scotts will also be showing visitors its Evolution Separator, the innovative harvesting machine which quickly and effectively removes clod, stones, haulm and loose soil from a wide range of vegetables.

2019 has been a record-breaking year for Scotts, with sales of its toppers and Evolution up 35% year on year.

As well as seeing Scott’s market-leading machines, managing director Derek Scott will be on stand, outlining the company’s plans for 2020 and offering a range of end of year discounts.

“We’ve just celebrated the company’s 25th birthday, and we’re delighted to be able to say that 2019 has been an excellent year for us. We are extremely grateful to all our customers who have placed orders with us and looking forward to bringing the year to a close in style,” says Derek. “The Midlands Machinery Show is always a great event, and we’re looking forward to catching up with customers and old friends.”

For information about Scotts, the Trinty range of toppers and Evolution separator, please visit www.scottsuk.com, email sales@scottsuk.com or call 01205 270 128.

Scotts Precision Manufacturing were the winners of Best New Product or Innovation

DIVERSIFICATION INTO VERGE HARVESTING WINS SCOTTS BEST INNOVATION AWARD

A Lincolnshire manufacturer best known for designing and manufacturing vegetable harvesting equipment has won a prestigious business award for its diversification into a new market.

Scotts Precision Manufacturing’s range of potato toppers has sold in record numbers this year, as has its Evolution Separator, which removes soil, haulm and clods from harvested potatoes. But it was its latest invention – the Vergenair – that, last week, won Best New Product / Innovation in this year’s East Lindsey Business Awards.

Commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council as part of a pilot project to assess the feasibility of harvesting grass clippings for use in AD plants, the Vergenair was conceived and built in just six months.

Scotts has designed the Vergenair in such a way that it can be easily connected to a conventional tractor. A large front-mounted boom mower cuts the grass, with the clippings sucked into a trailer by a powerful centrifugal fan. Scotts has designed the Vergenair so that it works with a demountable, two trailer system. This allows the operator to fill a second trailer, while the full one is delivering the grass clippings to the AD plant for converting into electricity.

The judges felt that Scotts had demonstrated an original and innovative approach to solving from scratch a challenge that was both affordable and versatile. Working to a tight timescale, they turned theory into practice to develop a solution that is both of benefit to the environment and has strong commercial potential.

“This project has been amazing to work on,” says Derek Scott, managing director of Scotts Precision Manufacturing. “It was a tough challenge with no time for mistakes, but the feeling of satisfaction when we cracked it was brilliant. The idea that Nick Cheffin and Lincolnshire County Council came up with was so simple but turning it into a reality took a lot of hard work, but we did it. The verge harvester has attracted a lot of interest with several other local authorities investigating its potential. The machine has featured on national TV, with Countryfile coming down to see us, and now, to be recognised in our home county is simply fantastic. I need to thank all of the team at Scotts who worked so hard to bring the idea to life.”

Scotts Precision Manufacturing has recently celebrated its 25th year in business, with its milestone being its best ever. The company has sold out of its market-leading range of toppers and has sold 70 of its Evolution Separators to growers across the UK, Europe and North and South America. The increase in demand has led Scotts to seek support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Lindsey Action Zone LEADER Fund, to undertake a £275,000, 6,000 square feet expansion of its Lincolnshire factory. Building work will be completed next month, and four new members of the team have been recruited including two apprentices, allowing the Scotts to increase production output for 2020.

SCOTTS PREPARES FOR BIGGEST BRITISH POTATO PRESENCE

Scotts Precision Manufacturing is aiming to finish its record-breaking year in style with its largest-ever presence at British Potato 2019.

The Lincolnshire manufacturer of vegetable harvesting equipment will have two stands at the Harrogate show in November.

On its outside stand, Scotts will be showcasing its range of haulm toppers; while inside it will be exhibiting its Evolution Separator.

Sales of both toppers and the Evolution have boomed in 2019, with orders up 35% year on year.

Buoyed by the banning of Diquat, sales of Scotts Trinity range of two and three-bed toppers have surged.

Scott’s latest addition to its range of toppers, the Trinity 30B offers a 300cm cutting width, which is broader than previous models and can handle either three 90cm or four 75cm wide rows. Like the Trinity 22B, the new Trinity 30B features quick-change flails for reduced downtime, a broad range of cutting heights, static shear plates to provide a “mulching” effect, a replaceable steel inner liner for hood protection and the largest variation of flail lengths of any topper currently available. The flat and steeply curved flail design offer by far the best suction on the market.

The Evolution Separator, the innovative harvesting machine which quickly and effectively removes clod, stones, haulm and loose soil from a wide range of vegetables, has also seen a dramatic increase in sales, not just in the UK but around the world, with machines being exported to the USA, Belgium, Germany and Holland.

Visitors to Scotts’ stand will be the first to hear about the company’s upgrade plans for its toppers and Evolution and will also be able to take advantage of end of year discounts.

With Scotts celebrating its Silver Anniversary this September, the company will also be running a special on-stand competition offering 25 fantastic, Silver and 25 year themed prizes.

“2019 has been an excellent year for us, and we’re extremely grateful to all our customers who have placed orders with us,” says Derek Scott, managing director of Scotts Precision Manufacturing. “We’re looking forward to seeing many of them in Harrogate, and we’re expecting British Potato to be a great event!”

As well as a dramatic increase in sales, 2019 will be a memorable year for Scotts in other respects too. The company has completed a 6,000 square feet expansion of its Boston factory, allowing it to meet the increased demand for its machines in 2019. Scotts will be staging an open day to officially open the factory following British Potato. Details of the event will be available on the company’s stand.

Established in 1994, as well as the Evolution and Trinity toppers, Scotts also manufactures the VergenAir, an innovative machine that harvests roadside grass cuttings, allowing contractors to sell them to Anaerobic Digestion Plants.

For information about Scotts, the Evolution, the Trinty range of toppers and to take advantage of the special pricing offer, please visit www.scottsuk.com, email sales@scottsuk.com or call 01205 270 128.

Slate Worx Expansion

Scotts Precision Manufacturing is to more than double the size of its Lincolnshire factory this year after securing a substantial grant from the Rural Development Programme for England LEADER Fund.

The £275,000 “Slate Worx” expansion project began in January 2019 with completion expected by July this year. Once completed the enlarged facility will help Scotts realise its ambitions of doubling its production levels over the course of the next 24 months.

The company which manufactures class-leading vegetable handling and harvesting machinery in Eastville, near Boston, has been granted planning permission for a 6,000 square foot building with overhead 5 ton crane, which will house its assembly area along with a two storey office block and stores.

A minimum of four new full-time members of staff will also be recruited as part of the grant agreement over the next 3 years.

“We are very grateful to the team from Lindsey Action Zone LEADER Fund for helping to fund this exciting expansion plan,” says Derek Scott, managing director of Scotts Precision Manufacturing. “We are enjoying a really buoyant period with lots of interest in our Evolution Separator both in the UK and overseas, especially in the United States. Changes in pesticide regulations in the UK, with the banning of Diquat, has led to an unprecedented number of enquiries about our Trinity range of haulm toppers, so all in all everything is looking very promising for next year and beyond.”

In addition to developing machinery for agricultural use, once the new factory is complete, Scotts will be able to drive forward the development of its Verge Harvester, an innovative piece of machinery to collect grass cuttings from roadsides and transfer it to biomass plants, where it can be transformed into electricity. Scotts successfully trialled its new machine with Lincolnshire County Council in the summer of 2018, receiving several enquiries from other local authorities as a result.

Tipping trailers are available in a range of sizes up to 30m3. Also available is a tractor mounted small hopper system for lesser volumes of product.

“Our verge harvester is unique, and we’ve had a lot of interest in the machine since the summer trial. Having the extra space and new staff members will allow us to develop the machine further and help other local authorities save money on their roadside grass cutting while also increasing the amount of cheap electricity they produce through processing their cuttings through biomass plants.”

Slate Worx Expansion Project

The expansion of workshop facilities, including overhead crane and CNC metal processing equipment, is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Scotts Celebrates Biggest Ever Canadian Order

UK vegetable harvesting and handling equipment manufacturer, Scotts Precision Manufacturing, is celebrating after receiving its biggest ever order from Canada.

The Lincolnshire company this month sent seven Evolution cleaners to Allan Potato Equipment Manufacturing Ltd., Canada’s largest designer and manufacturer of potato harvesting equipment.

Allan will be incorporating the unique Evolution cleaning system into its own unique system – a ground-breaking, three-row electrically-driven harvester.

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Scotts to Double the Size of its Factory in 2019

Scotts Precision Manufacturing is to more than double the size of its Lincolnshire factory this year after securing a substantial grant from the Rural Development Programme for England LEADER Fund.

The £275,000 “Slate Worx” expansion project began earlier this month with completion expected by July this year. Once completed the enlarged facility will help Scotts realise its ambitions of doubling its production levels over the course of the next 24 months.

The company which manufactures class-leading vegetable handling and harvesting machinery in Eastville, near Boston, has been granted planning permission for a 6,000 square foot building with overhead 5-ton crane, which will house its assembly area along with a two-storey office block and stores.

A minimum of four new full-time members of staff will also be recruited as part of the grant agreement over the next three years.

“We are very grateful to the team from Lindsey Action Zone LEADER Fund for helping to fund this exciting expansion plan,” says Derek Scott, managing director of Scotts Precision Manufacturing. “We are enjoying a really buoyant period with lots of interest in our Evolution Separator both in the UK and overseas, especially in the United States. Changes in pesticide regulations in the UK, with the banning of Diquat, has led to an unprecedented number of enquiries about our Trinity range of haulm toppers, so all in all everything is looking very promising for next year and beyond.”

As well as investing in the new building, Scotts are also purchasing a suite of new machinery to allow it to meet demand with new state of the art CNC lathe and a CNC press brake for folding steel on the company’s shopping list.

In addition to developing machinery for agricultural use, once the new factory is complete, Scotts will be able to drive forward the development of its Verge Harvester, an innovative piece of machinery to collect grass cuttings from roadsides and transfer it to biomass plants, where it can be transformed into electricity. Scotts successfully trialled its new machine with Lincolnshire County Council in the summer of 2018, receiving several enquiries from other local authorities as a result.

“Our verge harvester is unique, and we’ve had a lot of interest in the machine since the summer trial. Having the extra space and new staff members will allow us to develop the machine further and help other local authorities save money on their roadside grass cutting while also increasing the amount of cheap electricity they produce through processing their cuttings through biomass plants.”

Established in 1994, Scotts Precision Manufacturing specialises in the design and manufacturing of highly efficient vegetable handling equipment. Its products, such as the Evolution Separator, often feature in full handling line solutions supplied by leading manufacturers but can also be retrofitted by farmers looking to upgrade.

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