Root crop such as potatoes are the most problematic crop to harvest in Farming Simulator 19. You need a field, special planters and harvesters, but also:
- You have to plow your field before every planting.
- Root crops can’t be stored in silos – store them in semi-trailers, sell them after harvesting or put on the ground. Use belt system to load them on a semi-trailer – this process is automatic. Build a carport to manage the space better.
- Potatoes and beetroots can also be stored on pallets! Use Grimme RH 24-60 (Belt system) to place them on pallets.
Requires: plow, special planter for potatoes,harvester with a header for potatoes, semi-trailers with high capacity.
Usage: as food for: pigs; as a product for sale – 1ha of potatoes can give you around $30,000.
- Potatoes give you a lot of yields: about 70,000 liters from 1ha. That is why you need large semi-trailers.
- Your combine harvester will get overfilled fast – always have a semi-trailer to store your yields.
- Equipment used for planting and harvesting potatoes can’t be used for other plants.
- Potato seeder can be filled with potatoes you have already harvested: simply put them back into the seeder.
- Store potatoes on the ground: load them on semi-trailers with a belt system (you can also use this machinery to place them on pallets).
How to cultivate Potatoes in Farming Simulator 19?
You will fill the planter with potatoes from the previous harvest.
Potatoes are planted with a special planter, which can be found in the Potato growing technology tab: Gimme GL 420 or GL 860 Comacta. The first model is smaller and does not fertilize the field during planting. These planters are quite slow. You will fill them up traditionally: from the seed pallet purchased in the shop. You fill the next batch by pouring potatoes from the previous harvest into the planter.
Grimme SE 260 – avoid this machine unless you intend to drive it yourself.
Potatoes are harvested in one of two ways: use combine harvesters attached to the tractor: : Grimme SE 260 or ROPA Keiler 2. Avoid the first mentioned model! It also needs a front cover to work: Grimme KS 75-4. Because the width of the overlap – which is used to cut the protruding parts of the potato – is wider than the harvester, workers tend to avoid the potato stripes. The ROPA harvester does not need a front cover attachment.
Grimme Varitron 470 Platinum Terra Trac – “tank” for potatoes.
Another option to harvest potatoes is to use a self-propelled combine harvester: Grimme Varitron 470 Platinum Terra Trac that can be found in the Vehicles section. The vehicle does not need to use the tractor to work and has twice the harvesting area and more than twice the speed (but the same storage capacity). If you are going to invest in potatoes, this is the best and obligatory item on the shopping list.