Feed the dirty beets, potatoes and other root vegetables and even pigs, they say, is impossible. And to wash manually — it is tedious and to be rather still troublesome. As, however, and no mechanized sorting of tubers. And it should have two fairly simple devices, and the old problems will be solved, that is, themselves.Based on the first one are “squirrel cage” of metal rods, inside of which laid the “ill-fated” roots. This latticed drum mounted NV the frame and provided with a handle. He lowered into a container of water. 30-50 seconds rotating them, and the tubers clean. Drum diameter and length can be very different. As they say, depends on who needs what. For example, I made a drum diameter of 600 and a length of 600 mm, which includes 6 buckets of potatoes. To spin such a device a few dozen rpm — and it’s done.
Almost is clubamerica. Bend of 5-6 mm wire two of the rim with a diameter of 600 mm. Then make 8 pieces of wire with a diameter of 5 mm and a length of 600 mm, is the size of the drum.
Then izgotovlivajut handle of a rod with a diameter of 12-14 mm. Bend it as illustrated (in a vise plumbing). Then welded to the billet arm is already pre-cut 8 bars at 600 mm. Doing it as shown in the figure.
The rods are welded rims (rings). On the inner side of the resulting construction “grab” the ends of the remaining 600-mm segments of wire with a diameter of 3-5 mm: you get a crate reel.
The ends or sidewalls of a “squirrel cage” can be made from segments of the same wire or with continuous dienes, which then neverlet a number of holes for water circulation.