RG Produce Ltd of Wereham, Norfolk is a family run business, and for around the last 40 years have been growers and contractors around the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire border.
We caught up with owner Wayne Garrett in the field who has taken delivery of 2x New ScanStone EcoStar destoners this season.
“We were in the market for two new destoners for 2021 as our current brand of machines were starting to cost us an awful lot of money each year to maintain. We looked around most of the major brands and liked the look of the ScanStone machines, mainly due to the simplicity and they also looked strongly made. Due to the varying amounts of stone and flint, and the different soil types we work with, a star style machine was the way to go for us. The EcoStar has a bank of 6 stars before going onto a long rear web.
We made the decision late on in 2020 to go for the ScanStone EcoStar machines. It was a tight turn around but the team at the factory in Scotland did a great job and got our machines built and delivered in the nick of time for the start of the spring season.
I can easily say that the performance and job the EcoStar machines are doing far exceeded my expectations. The beds are a nice shape and the machine is doing a great job of separating.
We will be putting approx. 600 acres in total through the two machines this year and so far, we are well on track to do that. The uptime of both have been fantastic which was a drawback on my previous destoners. Looking at the general rate of wear on the webs; for our soils I am over the moon with their current condition which is really helping with low running costs.
The backup and support from the ScanStone Lakenheath depot has been super and I’m really pleased with how both machines are performing. I would confidently recommend the ScanStone machine to other growers in the future. Just try them for a demo and see for yourself.”
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For any demo requirement or general inquires in East Anglia, contact the Lakenheath depot on +44 (0) 1842 861 911 or contact Mick Murphy (Area Sales Manager) on +44(0) 7377 877 189.