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 LOCKWOOD Announces the Mobile TANK 

LOCKWOOD Manufacturing announced the launch of the Mobile TANK, continuing their commitment to innovation in the potato equipment industry and boosting their 2020 product line up. The Mobile TANK continues the trend of self-contained mobility in potato handling offered by LOCKWOOD. 

While this impressive new piece of equipment coming in 2020 is designed to complement LOCKWOOD’s already efficient VACS Mobile™ and VACS-8, the Mobile TANK is a perfect addition for any pre-storage cleaning system. This new piece of equipment provides a controlled flow of product, allowing growers to maximize efficiency during harvest. 

“The Mobile TANK is the industry’s most agile potato handling unit,” said Michael Nilson, Chief Engineer and Business Unit Director for LOCKWOOD Manufacturing. “This unit exceeds both industry standards and customer expectations with regards to transport and setup time reduction.” 

LOCKWOOD Mobile TANK is completely covered to keep product out of the elements.

Completely contained on a customized semi-trailer, the Mobile TANK is 100% hydraulically powered by two wet kits and incorporates an intuitive touch screen user interface – making operation simple, but powerful. Plus, set-up time is minimal. 

“The Mobile TANK can be moved from location to location at posted highway speeds and because of the telescoping elevator can be setup and operational in minutes,” said Nilson. 

With efficiency and product handling top-of-mind, LOCKWOOD strategically designed the Mobile TANK unloading belt to have varying speed control, manually adjustable by the operator to customize the cleaning equipment requirements. Even more, the tank discharge utilizes a baffle to minimize pile roll and surging. This maintains a consistent flow into the cleaning device elevator – maximizing efficiency. No internal baffles means minimizing product bruising. 

LOCKWOOD Mobile TANK belting is designed to minimize product roll and bruising.

No detail was overlooked – from complete machine illumination for safety and night operation to the holding tank designed to reduce product bruising and skinning all while allowing complete unloading and reducing build up. LOCKWOOD continues to set the standard for innovation in the potato equipment industry. 

LOCKWOOD’s new Mobile TANK is another impressive innovation to complement the existing industry-leader; the VACS MOBILE. Watch for the Mobile TANK at an upcoming trade shows and talk to your local authorized LOCKWOOD dealer to learn more. 

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