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Standen Beet Harvester
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No: 3356   Contributor: TractorPaul   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Other   Country: United Kingdom
Standen Beet Harvester

This Standen beet harvester with early MF135 power unit was seen parked up in a North Notts farmyard UK Dec 2013
Picture added on 25 December 2013 at 07:24
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hi Paul is this machine only for sugarbeets ? I never see such a harvester in Germany

Added by Matthias on 26 December 2013.
Hi Matthias as far as I know they are only used for Sugarbeet, Standen built the base machine the farmer supplied his own tractor or could buy it complete they were once a common sight in beet growing areas some had MF35x or MF135 some had Super Dexta or Ford 3000/3600 also David Brown 880 was used I only know of one with a John Deere power unit

Added by Tractorpaul on 27 December 2013.
Hi Paul, thank you for the info to that time German farmers use only trailt beet harvesters or rap around the tractor models

Added by Matthias on 28 December 2013.
This might be a Standen Cyclone - many farms had Standen machines around Kidderminster (where British Sugar had a factory). Apologies if I have got the name wrong - its nearly 30 years since I worked in Kidderminster (very close to the beet factory). In years past the sugar beet "Campaign" would finish around now and Kidderminster would smell totally different for another 9 months. Standen were MF dealers so Massey power units were the norm.

Added by Peter Goodall on 05 January 2014.
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