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These are purpose built or agricultural tractor units, in a range of size, comprising of a bulk container or trailer unit, a loading crane and a chipper unit. Produce is normally processed directly into the container or trailer
|Costs||Capital cost moderate, depending on components used, to high for purpose-built units|
|Terrain ability||Limited manoeuvrability. Suitable only for slopes of less than 25%|
|Potential site impact||Can cause site damage on sensitive sites; route planning, construction and maintenance are essential to avoid damage|
|Potential crop impact||Some damage possible|
|Access and transportation||From easy for small units to difficult for larger purpose built units|
|Other operational considerations||Best suited to extraction distances of less than 250 m. Low load capacity. Best suited for high product density. Presentation of produce to be chipped is critical to the efficiency of the operation|
|Ergonomics||Some manual handling involved with man-fed units|
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