Here, the beets run along a sieve conveyor, on which clay and mud are removed from the beets. In the silo, the beets are distributed using several augers, until all the available capacity in the silo (45 cubic meters) is used. "On average, our Terra Dos can be used to harvest one hectare of beets per hour," explains Richer. This equates to approximately 95,000 sugar beets and a weight of approximately 70,000 kg. This quantity could make 11,600 kg of sweet granulated sugar, weighing roughly the same as ten cars. During the harvest, the pressure is taken off the driver as far as possible. If all the settings have been made in the cockpit, the machine does almost everything automatically. Andrea Heinrich knows that "to fight the boredom, some farmers have even fitted a Playstation in the cockpit."
The Terra Dos is used all over the world: Whether they are in Europe, Russia, China or the USA – people everywhere rely on technology developed by Holmer. The manufacturer provides farmers with a pure high-tech product. Thanks to the full-floating front axle, the driver is not shaken about. Moreover, the driver can make every possible setting themselves – or they can allow the automatic system to take over and simply monitor the process; for example, at which height the beets are topped, how wide the row distances should be, or how much cleaning power should be used. In the past, the driver had to painstakingly get off the machine to make certain settings, but everything is now integrated in the company's own software. As a result, previously back-breaking work has now been simplified by pure high-tech equipment.