"The Crop Shuttle's customization helps you find a solution for your operation!"
Unmatched Capacity with Unlimited Options
The Crop Shuttle 3600 is the ideal sized Crop Cart for most vegetable farms in the U.S. & Canada. It has a capacity of 1700 cubic feet standard and up to 1950 cubic feet with tip tops on 3 sides make it over a 700 bag unit for potatoes and a 36 ton unit for Sugar Beets.
We had many requests for a slightly larger capacity cart for larger 53' semi trailers and of course we delivered! The Crop Shuttle 4000 is also a perfect Crop Cart to fill Two 20' Bulk Boxes. It has a capacity of 1850 cubic feet standard and up to 2150 cubic feet with tip tops on 3 sides make it over a 780 bag unit for potatoes and a 40 ton unit for Sugar Beets.
The Crop Shuttle 4600 was designed for the large semi loads out in the State of Michigan. It has a capacity of 2500 cubic feet making it a perfect fit for the 46 ton semi trailer capacity. This Crop Shuttle can also be outfitted to run cucumbers making an ideal dual purpose machine!
Why we chose tracks over wheels & tires
The Crop Shuttle comes with 4 different track options typically paired up by the capacity chosen. Our number 1 reason for tracks is reduced compaction, under full load we are right around 10-15 psi, for comparison the average human male exerts around 8 psi and a passenger car is over 30 psi.
With our patented hopper-raising design, we find that tracks offer the greatest stability giving you ease of mind out in the fields.
Other benefits include reduced ruts in your fields due to the increased flotation. Soil compaction can also greatly impact your yields and type of tillage needed to prepare a proper seed bed.
Multiple Boom Options with Various Belting
The Standard Boom is our most common option that can reach trucks up to 12' with ease. It also features a second folding section so you can lay your vegetables right down in the bottom of you trucks. It boasts a large 52" width that helps boost your efficiencies with record breaking unload rates.
Our Extended Boom is a huge hit with the self-propelled sugar beet harvesters as it folds in tight to the Crop Shuttle hopper making it easy to load from either side. It also features a 18" hydraulically operated extendable section that can reach heights of 14'6" making it a huge hit out in Michigan with their tall trucks and large loads.
Once again customers reached out to us to create a custom option and we delivered. This boom is now a staggering 69" wide and is ideal for our sugar beet and silage customers. Since silage has a greater repose angle, this boom has no problem unloading in a 14' high truck and can be easily converted in 30 minutes to be set up for sugar beets.
We offer many types of belted chain in our Crop Carts to be sure you get exactly the perfect fit for your farm. Whether you want a 32 mm pitch, pillow cushion to be gentle on your cucumber crop or a Heavy Duty 5/8" diameter, bare steel rod with 4 bands to strengthen your belt for the abuse of sugar beets and rocky soil, we got you covered!
Floor Options for any Crop
For vegetables such as pickles and potatoes, we offer a rubber-belted floor and seal kit to cover up any exposed chains. Our powerful, positive chain-drive belted floor ensures you won't have slippage giving you a fast unload rate that is smooth & gentle.
Our self-cleaning drag bed is key when the conditions are less than ideal. In combination with our slightly sloped walls the Crop Shuttle is self-cleaning making mud scraping minimal. This set up is ideal for conveying lime, sugar beets or even corn silage.
Our new distribution rollers help distribute product across the boom allowing you to fill it more evenly. This will allow the boom to clean out as much dirt and debris as possible.
Hopper Side Door
A hydraulic side door is available for crops that require you to stack them with minimal drop.