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Forage wagon buyers' guide

Tuesday 13 May 2008 10:00
Forage wagon

Claas Quantum 3500 P & 3800 P

Silage 1

Compact forage wagons primarily for farmer use with solid sides (fold-down hay top version available in other markets) and reversible fixed-speed hydraulic bed conveyor drive. Expandable intake throat to clear plugs, crop slicing by Roto Cut system using helix rotor and knives in a single row with rear access. Chain rotor and pick-up drive with pick-up lift activated auto-lube. Electric control with function pre-select and full-load indicator.

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

3500 P

28.0

3.68

8.10

£37,740

3800 P

33.2

3.68

9.25

£41,680

Common specs: Up to 33 knives 45mm minimum chop length 1.8m pick-up 2.55m overall width.

Claas Quantum 4700 P & 5700 P

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Mid-size forage wagons for larger farms and contractors. Five-row pick-up with single crop press roller. Two-speed bevel gearbox and spur gear drive to intake rotor. Intake expandable by 8cm to clear grass blockages. Crop slicing feed by nine-row slot-in blade helix rotor. Floor conveyor auto indexing for loading, single-speed (4700 P) and optional twin-speed (5700 P) for unloading and auto scraper chain tensioning by springs. Suspension running gear with optional trailing axle.

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

4700 P

32.0

3.04/3.87

8.31

£50,560

5700 P

37.0

3.04/3.87

9.41

£52,540

Common specs: Up to 33 knives 45mm minimum chop length 1.8m pick-up 2.55m overall width.

Claas Quantum 5800 P & 6800 P

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Big capacity forage wagons for largest farms and contractors, with suspended drawbar and trailing axle standard, plus optional active steering and 26.5in tyres. Double roller pick-up crop press, two-speed bevel gearbox and spur gear drive to nine-row slot-in blade helix intake/slicing rotor. Intake throat expandable by 8cm to clear grass blockages. Multi-function electric control, auto floor conveyor indexing for loading, chain tensioning by springs, two-speed conveyor drive for unloading.

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

5800 P

37.0

3.29/3.99

9.41

£61,690

6800 P

40.0

3.29/3.99

10.10

£63,460

Common specs: Up to 40 knives 38mm minimum chop length 2.0m pick-up 2.55m overall width.

JF-Stoll ES Pro Tec series

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Combination of precision chop forage harvester and silage wagon for one-man, one-tractor operation or side-loading team operation using wagon as bunker between trailers. Upper-cutting chopping cylinder with four feed rollers, quick-stop damage limitation clutch and metal detector. Electric remote control, twin-motor hydraulic floor conveyor drive, trailing rear axle with reversing lock-out.

 

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

ES 3600

36.0

3.8

11.20

poa 

ES 4200

42.0

4.0

11.90

poa

Common specs: Up to 32 knives 16mm minimum chop length 1.8m pick-up 2.72m overall width.

Krone Titan 4- & 6-series

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Forage wagons for small to medium size farms. Cam-rake feed and crop slicing with five knife settings (0-35) using central mechanical selector. Galvanised pick-up with underside steel feeler wheels, full-width slat floor conveyor. 4/32 L runs on single axle, others on tandem rigid or sprung. 'GL' spec includes fold-down steel upper structure in place of dry forage frame and hydraulic knife retraction to help clear grass plugs.

 

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

4/32 L

22.0

2.33/3.11

7.89

£26,017

6/40 L

26.5

2.39/3.31

8.23

£34,857

6/40 GL

26.5

2.9/3.46

7.86

£36,660

6/48 GL

30.5

2.9/3.46

8.65

£37,659

Common specs: Up to 35 knives 40mm minimum chop length Titan 4/32 1.6m pick-up, Titan 6/40 and 6/48 1.7m Titan 4/32 2.39m overall width, Titan 6/40 and 6/48 2.5m.

Krone Titan R series

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Mid-size forage wagons with camless pick-up - fewer parts, runs 30% faster - roller crop guide and optional underside steel guide wheels. GD model with two or three discharge beaters and optional side-delivery conveyor. Feed-in by chain-driven 880mm diameter helix rotor, slicing by 18 or 35 knives with hydraulic retraction to clear blockages. Dual chain/slat floor conveyor with remote speed adjustment, auto stop and optional automatic indexing. Electronic control with LCD graphical display. Rocking beam portal axle on R/50 GL, self-steering suspended axles on R/54 GL and R/48 GD.

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

R/50 GL

26.5

2.95/3.73

7.98

£51,958

R/54 GL

29.0

2.95/3.73

8.73

£53,173

R/48 GD

28.0

2.95/3.58

9.22

£57,861

Common specs: Up to 35 knives 40mm minimum chop length 1.8m pick-up 2.53m overall width.

Krone 5XL series

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High capacity silage wagons for large farms and contractors - R/48 GD with two or three discharge rotors. Camless pick-up - fewer parts, runs 30% faster - roller crop guide and optional underside steel guide wheels. Chain-driven 880mm diameter, 1630mm wide helix rotor feeds over knives, with hydraulic knife retraction to clear blockages. Twin hydraulic motors with max torque and max speed settings drive dual chain/slat floor conveyor with remote speed adjustment, auto stop and optional automatic indexing. Electronic control with LCD graphical display. Trailing or linkage-steered tandem suspension axles with optional hydraulic stability cylinders optional suspension drawbar.

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

5XL GL

36.0

3.24/3.99

9.76

£65,842

5XL GD

35.0

3.24/3.99

9.76

£70,945

Common specs: Up to 39 knives 40mm minimum chop length 1.8m pick-up 2.53m overall width.

Krone ZX series

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Dual-purpose self-loading or harvester loaded forage wagons with rigid bodywork lacking cross hoops and ropes and steel floor. GD versions have three discharge rotors. Camless pick-up - fewer parts, runs 30% faster - roller crop guide and optional underside steel guide wheels. Chain-driven 880mm diameter, 1840mm wide helix rotor feeds crop over knives, with hydraulic knife retraction to clear blockages. Twin hydraulic motors with max torque and max speed settings drive dual chain/slat floor conveyor with remote speed adjustment, auto stop (GL only) and optional automatic indexing. Electronic control with LCD graphical display ISOBUS optional. Trailing or linkage-actuated hydraulic steering tandem suspension axles with hydraulic self-levelling stability cylinders on all except ZX 350, triple axles on ZX 450 (option), ZX 500 and ZX 550 with lifting front axle and first/third axle steering.

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

350 GL

33.0

3.86

9.00

£75,783

350 GD

33.0

3.86

9.00

£80,767

400 GL

38.0

3.99

9.75

£87,631

400 GD

38.0

3.99

9.75

£92,615

450 GL

43.0

3.99

10.50

£91,119

450 GD

43.0

3.99

10.50

£95,974

550 GL

53.0

3.99

12.00

poa

550 GD

53.0

3.99

12.00

poa

Common specs: Up to 46 knives 37mm minimum chop length 2.1m pick-up ZX 350 2.75m overall width, all others 2.95m.

Mengele RotoBull

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Latest RotoBull loader wagon specification includes galvanised chassis frame and new galvanised pick-up with seven rather than six rows of tines and no cam track. Crop press roller and central pick-up height control roller are options. Grass fed by 900mm diameter helix rotor - five-point on 5000 LW, seven on all others - with spur gear drive. Electric controls include auto-stop variable speed floor conveyor. Trailing tandem axle undercarriage standard on all except 5000 LW.

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

5000 LW

30.0

2.82/3.51

8.7

£45,000

6000 LW

30.0

3.12/3.85

8.7

£56,000

7000 LW

35.0

3.12/3.85

9.56

£59,900

8000 LW

39.3

3.12/3.85

10.4

poa

Common specs: Up to 38 knives 38mm minimum chop length 1.85m pick-up 2.47m overall width.

Pottinger Euroboss

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Low-profile forage wagons for maximum stability in banky fields. Cam-track regulated feeder combs take crop over 31 knives arranged in lower and upper banks with optional swing-out to side for service access. Steel lower body with collapsible dry forage extension on chassis within tandem suspended axles. Optional hydraulic drawbar.

 

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

250H

16.1

2.38/3.25

6.83

poa

290H

18.7

2.38/3.25

7.45

poa

330H

21.3

2.38/3.25

8.10

poa

Common specs: Up to 31 knives 43mm minimum chop length 1.8m pick-up 2.24m overall width.

Pottinger Faro

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Mid-size forage wagons - "D" versions with two discharge rotors. Twist-action contour-following pick-up with crop roller supplies seven-row spiral rotor (with hooked-in sections) for feed-in and crop slicing driven by auto-lubed chain transmission. Hydraulic knife retraction to clear grass plugs and optional swing-out to side for servicing. Electric control with floor conveyor speed adjustment optional two-speed hydraulic conveyor drive. Tandem suspension axles.

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

3500 L

22.0

2.6/3.5

7.78

£35,000

3500 D

21.5

2.6/3.5

8.25

£40,545

4000 L

25.5

2.6/3.5

8.46

£36,500

4000 D

25.0

2.6/3.5

8.93

£42,200

Common specs: Up to 27 knives 42mm minimum chop length 1.8m pick-up 2.42m overall width.

Pottinger Europrofi

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Medium to high-capacity forage wagons for mid-size farms and contractors - "D" versions have two discharge rotors. Twist-action contour-following pick-up with crop roller supplies eight-row spiral rotor (with hooked-in sections) driven by heavy-duty auto-lubed chain transmission for feed-in and crop slicing. Hydraulic knife retraction to clear grass plugs and optional swing-out to side for servicing. Electric control with floor conveyor speed adjustment or ISOBUS monitor with LCD graphical display and joystick operation.

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

4000 L

25.5

2.69/3.56

8.46

£43,125

4000 D

25.0

2.69/3.56

8.93

£47,000

4500 L

28.5

2.69/3.76

8.46

£44,000

4500 D

28.0

2.69/3.76

8.93

£48,675

5000 L

31.5

2.69/3.76

9.15

£46,400

5000 D

31.0

2.69/3.76

9.62

£50,185

Common specs: Up to 31 knives 45 minimum chop length 1.85m pick-up 2.45m overall width.

Pottinger Torro

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Medium to high-capacity forage wagons for mid-size farms and contractors quick-remove loading system for use as a harvester-loaded trailer - "D" versions have two discharge rotors with third rotor and side discharge conveyor optional. Twist-action contour-following pick-up with crop roller supplies 800mm diameter eight-row spiral rotor (with hooked-in sections) for feed-in and crop slicing driven by spur gearbox. Hydraulic knife retraction to clear grass plugs and standard 90-degree swing-out to side for servicing. Electronic ISOBUS control box with LCD graphical display and joystick operation. Hydraulic drawbar and suspended twin axles standard steering rear axle optional.

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

4500 L

28.0

3.26/3.98

8.40

£53,950

4500 D

28.0

3.26/3.98

8.87

£56,145

5100 L

31.5

3.26/3.98

9.08

£55,100

5100 D

31.5

3.26/3.98

9.55

£58,100

5700 L

35.0

3.26/3.98

9.77

£57,330

5700 D

35.0

3.26/3.98

10.24

£61,945

Common specs: Up to 39 knives 35mm minimum chop length 1.85m pick-up 2.55m overall width.

Pottinger Jumbo

High-capacity forage wagons for larger farms and contractors quick-remove loading system for use as a harvester-loaded trailer "D" versions have two discharge rotors with third rotor and side discharge conveyor optional. Twist-action contour-following pick-up with crop roller supplies 800mm diameter eight-row spiral rotor (with hooked-in sections) driven by spur gearbox for feed-in and crop slicing. Hydraulic knife retraction to clear grass plugs and standard 90-degree swing-out to side for servicing. Infinitely variable speed control to floor conveyor. Electronic ISOBUS control box with LCD graphical display and joystick operation or control through tractor monitor. Hydraulic drawbar and suspended twin axles standard steering rear axle standard on 7200 and 8000, optional on other models.

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

6000

36.5

3.98

9.25

£62,270

6600

40.3

3.98

9.93

£64,440

7200

44.1

3.98

10.61

£66,800

8000

46.5

3.98

11.30

poa

Common specs: Up to 45 knives 34mm minimum chop length 2.0m pick-up 2.55m overall width.

Pottinger Jumbo Combiline

Dual-purpose trailers for self-loading or harvester loading with rigid body and no cross-hoops or ropes and fold-down upper front panel to view during harvesting filling. Twist-action contour-following pick-up with crop roller, driven by bevel gearbox, supplies eight-row spiral rotor (with hooked-in sections) driven by spur gearbox for feed-in and crop slicing. Hydraulic knife retraction to clear grass plugs and standard 90° swing-out to side for servicing. Infinitely variable speed control via twin hydraulic drive motors to six-chain floor conveyor. Electronic ISOBUS control box with LCD graphical display and joystick operation or control through tractor monitor. Hydraulic drawbar and suspended twin axles with steering as standard.

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

6000

33.8

3.73

9.21

£67,450

6600

37.3

3.95

9.88

£74,745

7200

40.8

3.95

10.55

poa

Common specs: Up to 45 knives 45mm minimum chop length 2.0m pick-up Jumbo Combiline 6000 2.55m overall width, 6600 and 7200 2.96m.

Schuitemaker Rapide 100 Series

Dual-purpose forage wagons for self-loading or harvester loading with rigid body construction lacking cross-hoops, ropes, etc. Five- or six-bar trailing pick-up feeds eight- or nine-tine spiral packing rotor with crop slicing by drop-in knives accessible through top cover. Hydraulic floor conveyor drive with two-speed option single-sided drive on Rapide 100-135, double-sided drive on 145-185. Choice of tandem axle running gear.

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

100 S

30.0

1.6

na

poa

125 S

34.0

1.85

na

poa

135 S

35.0

1.7

na

poa

145 S

33.0

2.1

na

poa

155 S

35.0

2.1

na

poa

185 S

42.0

2.1

na

poa

Common specs: Up to 44 knives 44mm minimum chop length Rapide 100 1.6m pick-up, 125-135 1.8m, 145-185 2.0m na overall width.

Schuitemaker Rapide 2000 Series

Heavy-duty, large volume dual-purpose forage wagons for self-loading or harvester loading with rigid body construction lacking cross-hoops, ropes, etc. Six-bar trailing pick-up feeds nine-tine spiral packing rotor with crop slicing by drop-in knives accessible through top cover. Hydraulic floor conveyor drive with double-sided drive and two-speed option. Choice of tandem axle running gear.

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

2085 S

42.0

2.1

na

poa

3000 S

57.0

2.1

na

poa

Common specs: Up to 44 knives 44mm minimum chop length 2.0m pick-up na overall width.

Strautmann Super Vitesse

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Medium-duty forage wagons for mid-size farms and contractors - SV I and SV II have collapsible dry forage extension and two-chain, full-width floor conveyor SV III and SV II H (with two or three discharge beaters) have steel extension panels and four-chain divided floor conveyor. Five-row tine pick-up with crop press and guage roller feeds welded four-row helix rotor driven at both ends by duplex chain transmission and optional auto lube. Hydraulic knife retraction helps clear grass plugs. All models run on suspended bogey axles.

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

SV I

25.0

2.97/3.44

7.85

£38,790

SV II

28.0

2.97/3.44

8.55

£40,120

SV III

32.0

3.82

9.35

£43,480

SV II H

28.0

3.82

8.55

£44,875

Common specs: Up to 37 knives 37mm minimum chop length 1.8m pick-up 2.37m overall width.

Strautmann Giga Vitesse Duo & Duo Plus

Dual-purpose heavy-duty forage wagons for large farmers and contractors self-loading or for harvester loading with roll-back load retaining ropes and fold-down front top panel. Six tine-row pick-up with gearbox and shaft drive feeds eight-row spiral rotor with spur gearbox drive. Knife system with consistent trip resistance and hydraulic retraction to clear blockages. Four-chain variable speed floor conveyor with auto tension and indexing twin hydraulic motor drive on GV II to GV III. Mechanical-locking tailgate. ISOBUS electronics standard with LCD graphic display and auto sequence functions or control through tractor monitor. Suspension undercarriage with trailing rear axle or high-speed version with hydro-pneumatic levelling/stability system. Optional drawbar suspension 26.5in tyres and optional active steering on Duo Plus models.

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

GV Duo I

30.5

na

8.50

£58,235

GV Duo II

35.0

3.98

9.34

£59,760

GV Duo III

40.0

3.98

10.14

£63,135

GV Duo IV

44.0

3.98

10.94

£70,235

GV Duo Plus II

33.5

4.0

9.34

£64,560

GV Duo Plus III

38.0

4.0

10.14

£67,935

GV Duo Plus IV

42.0

4.0

10.94

£75,125

Common specs: Duo - up to 41 knives 39mm minimum chop length Duo Plus - up to 45 knives 35mm minimum chop length 1.9m pick-up 2.55m overall width.

Veenhuis Combi

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Heavy-duty dual-purpose silage wagons with rigid full-height body for self-loading or harvester loading operated by larger farms and contractors. Galvanised finish pick-up and intake assembly with oil-bath gear drive to seven-row spiral rotor with detachable fingers. Knife retraction electric or hydraulic for maintenance of clearing grass plugs, hydraulic bed conveyor drive with optional variable speed adjustment via electric control unit. Suspension drawbar and tandem axles with active steering on rear axle.

 

Models

Capacity (cu m)

Height (m)

Length (m)

Price

2000

35.0

3.99

8.96

£48,844

2200

40.5

3.99

9.96

£49,670

Common specs: Up to 40 knives 38mm minimum chop length 1.85m pick-up 2.55m overall width.
  • You can see many of these machines at Grassland and Muck 2008 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 21-22 May. For more details visit Grassland Event.



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