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1. (WO2018197761) DEVICE FOR CLEANING ROOT VEGETABLES AND AGRICULTURAL MACHINE EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/197761    International Application No.:    PCT/FR2018/000096
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 24 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A01D 17/06
Applicants: ALEXANDRE, Eric
Inventors: ALEXANDRE, Eric
Title: DEVICE FOR CLEANING ROOT VEGETABLES AND AGRICULTURAL MACHINE EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A DEVICE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a device for cleaning root vegetables, comprising at least two rollers (14) mounted with the ability to rotate about an axis (A) perpendicular to the direction of travel of the root vegetables on the rollers (14), characterized in that at least one of the rollers (14) is equipped with a means for heating its external wall (16). Thus, because the external wall of the roller (14) is heated, this has the effect of drying out any soil which may be stuck to it. This drying is enough to make the soil crumbly and overcome the suction-cup effect of wet soil on the roller (14) and on the reliefs of the roller (14). The vibrations caused by the movement of the vegetables on the rollers detach the soil thus dried and cause it to drop onto the floor.