Diesel engine:

Mercedes Benz 6 cylinder inline engine OM 936 LA, exhaust level 4 final with AdBlue and SCR-Cat, 7.7 l volume capacity, 2-stage turbocharging, 1,400 Nm max. torque at 1,200 rpm, fully electronic steering with fuel consumption assessment shown at the colour terminal, temperature-dependent controlled and automatically reversible hydrostatic fan drive, one flat belt drive with automatic belt tightening, wear-free constant throttle brake prevents over-revving of the diesel engine, automatic engine shut-down when damage may occur, engine diagnostics integrated into the colour terminal, fuel tank of 1,225 l, AdBlue tank of 95 l, ball cock for 8 l fuel reserve when tank is empty, electronic pump for fully automatic ventilation of the fuel system
Traction drive:

Continuous hydrostatic (Bosch-Rexroth) 4-gear OMSI drive for 2 OMSI planetary steering drive axles, traction drive pump alone can easily transfer more than the complete diesel engine performance, 2 separately adjustable differential locks with automatic function, automatic all wheel switch, cruise control, automatic driving at reduced rpm, load control via highly sensitive steering in crawl gear, front axle with drum brake 500x180 Duplex, rear axle with drum brake 500x120 Simplex, 4 spring-loaded actuator brake cylinders for operation and parking brake, driving speed 32 km/h, 40 km/h optionally with 2 drive motors

Adjustable in height up to 5.1 m, sound-proof, clear view cabin with all-round tinted glazing and low horizon, R-Concept control panel panel at swivel seat, 12.1 inch R-Touch colour terminal with R-Select und R-Direct operating system, 2 multifunctional joysticks with integrated mini-joysticks, air conditioning, air-cushioned swivel seat with brake, R-Touch colour terminal with clearly laid-out display of beet flow, fail indicator, MP3 radio with audio system, base console for telephone, storage locker of 60 l capacity integrated in the cabin rear wall, five windscreen wipers on front/side windows and door, all wipers with interval adjustment and washing system, 2 LED internal lights, video system at swivel seat with split function and standard 2 cameras (optionally up to 4 cameras)

Steering: Front axle steering, rear axle steering, all-wheels steering, automatic mid-positioning of rear axle

Turning radius: 9.90 m inside

Cleaning and loading capacity: up to more than 560 tons per loading hour

Infeed conveyor:

80 cm wide, 50 mm pitch with specially designed PU fingers and soil deflectors, double profile belts, with rotational speed control and quick motion switch (doubles the belt speed) for sieve conveyor self-cleaning in case of heavily sticky soil, 15 mm steel wear-resistant side walls


Standard: sieve conveyor, 90 cm wide, 40 mm pitch

Optional: pinch rollers cleaning with 8 counter-rotating rollers, 1,150 mm inner width, 1,300 outer width, rollers are constructively identical to pinch rollers of pickup

Truck conveyor:

80 cm wide, 40 mm-pitch, with rotational speed control and quick motion switch, reversible and interchangeable side walls made of wear-resistant 15 mm thick PU plates, backstop

Overloading height: up to 6.0 m

Overloading width: 15.0 m

Counterweight arm: 9.02 m length, 6 m up to articulation point, bottom plate in fuel tank of 15 mm steel

Total cleaning area: 35.4 mІ

Maximum cleaning path: 31.7 m
Operating drives and hydraulic system:

OMSI pump distributor gears, pressure circulating lubrication, with gear oil cooler; adjustable transmission ratio for reduced engine revolutions by loading from 1,150 rpm, power-shift multiple disc clutch to switch 6 hydraulic pumps of the operating drives -> thus, easier start of diesel engine also at very low outside temperature;

- 4 axial-piston pumps (Bosch-Rexroth) for continuous and separate rotating speed adjustment and reversing of rollers drives (pickup, out and in flow, additional cleaning)

- 2 axial-piston pumps (Bosch-Rexroth) for continuous drive of infeed and truck conveyors

- 1 Load-Sensing axial-piston pump (Bosch-Rexroth) to feed all hydraulic cylinders -> all the movements are performed at the same time thanks to LVS directional valves with flow dividing principle.

- 1 axial-piston pump (Bosch-Rexroth) for reversible fan drive (hydraulic oil, water, charge air coolers)

- Hydraulic motors from Danfoss

Pickup system:

Maximal pickup width 10.2 m, ROPA roller-pickup with 18 rollers, split into 3 separately driven units (each drive has a continuous revs. control and automatic reversing for all rollers (patented pickup system)

1. Pickup:

2 carbide tipped finger rollers operate up to a depth of 7 cm, 2 hard-coated cleaning rollers

2. Outward flow:

6 hard-coated conveyor rollers transport outward, divide the beet flow

3. Inward flow:

8 counter-rotating hard-coated pinch rollers guide inward => doubled cleaning path;

all pinch rollers made of seamless cold-drawn, extremely rigid special pipe, Ш 138.5 mm, 8 mm wall strength

Central mark with new, free-of-play drive; automatically adjustable rotational speed matching conveyor rollers, slow running for low wear and tear of the central mark cap;

protection valve against safety chains tearing off, when not hanged off;

telescopic and proportionally controlled residual beet pickup (external telescopic tube 180x180x5mm), colour camera and LCD colour monitor for camera depth control, de-icer in pickup centre and side parts

24 Volt, generator of 150 amps, electronic battery main switch with automatic cut out after 5 days ignition off, 3 x 12 Volt sockets, 3 x 24 Volt sockets, diagnostics mechanism for the entire sensing and operational system integrated in the R-Touch colour terminal, warning signals are shown as symbols with text in the appropriate native language, software updating via standard supplied USB ports, long-life, water and corrosion protected construction of on-board electrics, use of exclusive, individually protected plugs (AMP, German), wiring of central electric system with WAGO-spring tightening clips (vibration proof), 3 identical ESR computers and 5 identical Hydac-TTC modules (exchangeable!) each, cable looms with heavy-duty thread protection

Standard equipment: back run camera, depth-control camera, central lubrication system, automatic climate control, seat heating, Bluetooth radio, USB interface, operating lights and rear lights Hella LED, electrically adjustable mirrors, on-board tools, all rollers are hard-coated, pickup rollers with Widia pickup fingers
Driving on roads and operating mode:

With a single operating component you can switch automatically from road drive mode into operating mode in a good minute

Dimensions during road driving:

Length: 14.97 m; width: 3.00 m; height: 4.00 m

Empty weight with full fuel tank from 30,400 to 31,600 kg depending on equipment, permitted total weight: 32,000 kg, 4-axle


Front and rear axles with Michelin Mega X Bib 710/75 R34,

optionally, Michelin CerexBib 800/70 R32 (Note: extra wide: 3.26 m!)

Two hydraulically sprung liftable support axles as standard with tyres 235/75 R17.5
Additional equipment:

Recleaning with 8 counter-rotating hard-coated pinch rollers, park heating, water spray system (with individual sections controlled from R-Touch) with 400 l water tank, truck conveyor camera, recleaner camera, 40 km/h traction drive, operating lights on cabin roof left and right 1 LED each, storage compartment 1,000 x 600 x 600 mm behind the rear axle, R-Transfer with Wi-Fi Connect interface, weighing device Pfreundt with two weighing cells, SP 6 scales Pfreundt with six weighing cells

In recent years ROPA Fahrzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH in Sittelsdorf has been developed into an important production site for the manufacture of machines for harvesting sugar beets and potatoes. About 380 employees are working at ROPA headquarters in Sittelsdorf, including 20 trainees.