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The Spudnik 150 Scooper for Fast, Easy Potato Handling

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When Spudnik Equipment Company began in 1958, it was because Carl and Leo Hobbs were tired of the slow, backbreaking process of loading potatoes with a potato fork. They knew there had to be a better way – and they were right.

The two developed the Spudnik Scooper, a first-of-its-kind product for potato handling and the original product of this company that now provides equipment for potato, sugar beet, and other vegetable growers.

From its easy-to-use controls and basic functionality, the Spudnik 150 Scooper may be a simple machine. However, its design is thoughtful and intentional to be a functional and efficient solution for potato handling. It can get into tight corners and move in and out of storage facilities easily. It replaces manual work of loading potatoes with a conveyor belt that moves potatoes quickly, yet handles delicate potatoes gently to prevent bruising and other damage.


Watch to learn about another simple, yet effective potato handling machine, the Spudnik 992 AirSep. Or find out more about RDO’s partnership with Spudnik potato equipment.

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