CTM Harpley Engineering: 60 years of innovative engineering
CTM is a company with its roots in the 1950s when Charles Thomas Mountain built the first sugar beet cleaner loader, but its vision definitely on the twenty first century.
It has always been CTM’s objective to minimise tare levels of soil, stones, clods and trash from the beet crop prior to despatch to the processing factory so reducing the environmental impact and cost of unnecessary road haulage and subsequent waste disposal.Today CTM, still owned and operated by the Mountain family of Harpley, Norfolk, have supplemented their market leading cleaner loaders with the ‘best in class’ sugar beet harvester and self-propelled cleaner loader from ROPA of Germany. We are also UK importers for EXPOM cultivation systems.
Diversification is key to progress and in 2007 CTM established a specialist Root Crop Systems division to promote innovative potato field machinery, including their own ‘Rock Star’ de-stoners.
Diversification has also seen exciting innovations produced ‘in house’, including the award winning Censor which identifies and removes foreign material from potato lines and Piranha an effective recycling system which sorts costly building site waste, destined for landfill, into valuable hardcore.