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Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:01 pm
by kahfs
Hi, Inspired by the resent mods for washing and sorting potatoes I'm playing a potato farmer with bigger potato fields than what I usually have. However, on a bigger scale, loading the potato planter from pallets is not efficient. I would prefer using a larger trailer with a belt system mounted on the trailer backside to load the planter. Such a mod was available in FS15. If you know of a FS19 version, I would really like to hear about it. A potato hiller is also on the wish list.

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:05 pm
by Noraf
Loader and bucket?
Haven't seen many trailers with a conveyours though, so bucket or boxes is it i'd think

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:44 pm
by Patrick73
Check this out https://youtu.be/UGhvilj6flU you should easily be able to replicate this set up in game

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:34 pm
by norfolk farmer
When people ask for new crops i always think it is a pity Giants haven't spent more time on existing ones, potatoes have so much more in the growing process than we currently have.
Around my way I real life I have seen potatoe planters loaded from telehandler buckets which are filled themselves by tipping into from a trailer.

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:01 pm
by kahfs
Noraf wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:05 pm
Loader and bucket?
Haven't seen many trailers with a conveyours though, so bucket or boxes is it i'd think
I did use a bucket, and will use it again. I would like to see more root crop equipment though.

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:03 pm
by kahfs
Patrick73 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Check this out https://youtu.be/UGhvilj6flU you should easily be able to replicate this set up in game
Awesome video!! Makes you want to grow potatoes.

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:16 pm
by Crazof
Dump them in piles and the use the pick up belt

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:28 pm
by Doc3d
I’ve recently decided to dip my foot into potatoes a well. Suddenly realized I haven’t done potatoes since fs15! 😳

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:46 pm
by kahfs
Found it. The Ropa Big Bear: https://www.yesmods.com/fs19-mods/trail ... -bear-fsm/ It IS BIIIGGG

It will take beet, potato, carrot and onion. I loaded potatoes from a conveyor belt at my farm storage, but only if the pipe is out. It will also load potatoes into the planter, just have to drive the planter back and forth a bit to find the trigger. It will also dump to ground, so I hope it will also unload to the new potato and sugarbeet heeps mods by Fendtfan. Often, auger-wagons will not take stuff from a conveyor and will only dump to a trailer. So this is a big step in the right direction. *thumbsup*

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:54 pm
by Doc3d
True, but it’s massive tho.. is your operation big enough to warrant a 60.000L overloader to your seeder? 😊
The idea is good, but for my farm it is way too big. I think I’ll try the setup from that video when the time comes. Also planning to set up conveyor belts from the washer to the sorter and into the potatoe-boxes for storage.
Given the amount of potatoes from a single field, I’m only hoping I don’t grow tired of it before even finishing a single field 😜

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:17 pm
by kahfs
Doc3d wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:54 pm
True, but it’s massive tho.. is your operation big enough to warrant a 60.000L overloader to your seeder? 😊
The idea is good, but for my farm it is way too big. I think I’ll try the setup from that video when the time comes. Also planning to set up conveyor belts from the washer to the sorter and into the potatoe-boxes for storage.
Given the amount of potatoes from a single field, I’m only hoping I don’t grow tired of it before even finishing a single field 😜
No question that it is very big. But, you can't have it all. At the moment my potato field is 10 ha, so I expect 570,000 Liters of potatoes.

I also use the potato sorter. Can I offload from the sorter to pallets/boxes? Being both washed and sorted they should be ready for retail. So packing into boxes would be the right thing to do. So far I have offloaded from the sorter to the telehandler bucket.

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:34 pm
by Doc3d
My potatoes aren’t ready yet so I’m not sure how to set it.
My plan is to offload from the harvester to a trailer, then have that conveyor thing that you can tip into close to the washer, use a conveyor belt to get it into the washer, then eighter place the sorter directly under the offload from the washer, or use a conveyor to get it to the sorter, and then place the box under where the sorter offloads. Fingers crossed it will work out, but like I said, I haven’t tried it yet.

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:02 pm
by Massey5713
Anyone knows if the washer and the sorter comes to consloe (ps4)? I miss smaller equipment for potato-farming, the huge potatoe-harvester is quite expensive to invest in... and I only own a few smaler fields yet. :/

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:09 pm
by kahfs
Doc3d wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:34 pm
My potatoes aren’t ready yet so I’m not sure how to set it.
My plan is to offload from the harvester to a trailer, then have that conveyor thing that you can tip into close to the washer, use a conveyor belt to get it into the washer, then eighter place the sorter directly under the offload from the washer, or use a conveyor to get it to the sorter, and then place the box under where the sorter offloads. Fingers crossed it will work out, but like I said, I haven’t tried it yet.
Doc3D, The potato sorter uses the Global Company script. So to spawn pallets you enter the Global Company menu (Ctrl-G) and find the mod. Open up the menu for the washer, click on the Output field. Then you can choose max pallets to spawn or add them one-by-by one. It is identical to spawning pallets from greenhouses.

Re: Searching for a potato overloader to seeder

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:52 pm
by Doc3d
Oh, so you can’t pour into the potatoe-box mod thingie then I recon. Total potato noob here 😜