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The Haldrup Harvester

The Haldrup F-55 Grass Harvester with on-board NIR spectrophotometer is a new NERC-funded purchase based at the University of Leeds, as part of the White Rose Sustainable Agriculture Consortium which is available for hire to scientists and industry.

This plot grass harvester is ideal for:

  • whole crop harvesting of grass and forage, weeds, herbs and spices
  • calculation of post-harvest straw weight

It is fitted with an integrated Zeiss Corona Extreme NIRS system with inProcess software which delivers real time measurements of dry matter content, protein and other harvest quality indicators.


  • Permanent hydrostatic four-wheel drive
  • On-board computer with Harvest Manager software and protocol and label printers
  • Integrated Zeiss Corona Extreme NIRS system
  • Cutting width 1.51m
  • Adjustable cutting height
  • 1200¬†L weighing hopper
  • Subsampling system with oil guided weighing cell

Further specifications can be viewed here.

For more information, or to hire the Haldrup F-55 grass harvester, please contact:

Professor Joseph Holden
School of Geography
+44 (0)113 343 3317
Twitter: @geojho

Dr Richard Grayson
School of Geography
+44 (0)113 343 8486
Twitter: @rggeo

water@leeds Office
School of Geography
+44 (0)113 343 8246
Twitter: @wateratleeds