Strautmann shows off a new self-loading forage wagon line


Strautmann’s new self-loading forage wagon line, the Magnon, launched at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, is the biggest in its range.

“That’s a completely new machine, designed especially for big farms, using it for silage making…with a completely new system on the pick-up,” says Strautmann’s Felix Rademacher.

The new Flex Load pick-up system uses elastomer plastic flexible tines arranged in six V-shaped rows for greater flexibility, durability, and better handling on uneven terrain. Steel stripper bands between the tines prevent crop wrapping and blocking, ensuring optimum crop flow.

The pick-up is also hydraulically powered, with infinitely adjustable speed, set according to harvest conditions. The company’s automatic technology allows the equipment to adapt the speed based on the tractor’s pace.

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The wagon line also features an Exact Cut knife bank, which automatically retracts upon detection of a foreign object; and a Continuous Flow System that ensures the crop is spread evenly across the full width of the rotor and knife bank.

The redeveloped control system offers easy-access to functions, through its division into three operating modes: loading, road travel, and discharging.

For the 430 and 470 models, the wagon boasts a tandem axle, and for the 530, an extra set of wheels. Loads are dumped via walking.

The Magnon line will completely replace the Terra-Vitesse models.

“We are quite optimistic to have a brand new machine, for good markets, especially for the real professional customers.”

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