The latest expansion in the Rapide family is the Rapide 10-series. A smaller model then the Rapide 100- and 1000-series, but with the same benefits. This new model is now in full production.
Some example of the “Rapide benefits” are:
– Compact build box and machine, strong construction
– Floating/trailing pick-up
– Superior and Excellent cutting quality and rotor with hard facing.
– Pendulum tandem axle
– Strong and durable scraper floor
– And much more…
The smallest Rapide is forage wagon and a multi-purpose wagon in one machine. The compact build machine is the ONE with the “shortest total length”, comparing to other same DIN size capacity wagons in the world. The complete box is made out of steel, so also no wooden floors. Besides the standard delivered upper steel, is it optional to get an extra top guide of 40 cm. This top guide can be delivered with ropes as well. The best ground following is achieved with the trailing pick-up ensuring that the pick-up loads perfectly under all circumstances. The pick-up runs on a tandem wheel axle and so a steady run is achieved. Where a pick-up placed in front of the wagon will occasionally bite into the ground if the surface is uneven, the trailed pick-up runs over it smoothly and avoids obstacles. This avoids unnecessary wear on the pick-up.
Another advantage of a trailing pick-up is that the wagon is built in a compacter shape but with the same capacity. The open back side of the pick-up ensures the maintenance check can be done quick and easy. The Rapide 55 works with a 1,8 meter pick-up.
The superior and excellent cutting system of the Rapide 55 precision chop loader wagon has a maximum of 39 knives and guarantees a and the knives are held under hydraulic pressure in the rotor channel. Unlike curved and toothed knives cutting length of 44 millimeters for the grass in the wagon. The knife bar is made of Hardox steel, a material that is known for its high
resistance to wear. The grass is cut by using the scissor principle, the knives from Schuitemaker are sharpened on both sides. This gives the advantage that by wear on the knife the situation remains the same and the knife continues to cut normally. All the above not only give an outstanding and excellent cutting quality but also a longer life for the knives. The star shaped rotor with 7 rows of feed tines and which are 20 mm wide. The rotor width of the Rapide 55 is 1,8 m.
All Rapide tandem axle models are standard equipped with the Schuitemaker pendulum tandem axles. The Rapide 55 is standard with the 18 tons non steerable pendulum tandem with hydraulic 4- wheel brakes. Optional the Rapide 55 can be delivered with a 18 ton follow steered pendulum tandem. Pendulum axles are giving and unique stability on the road and in the fields.
The scraper floor is one side hydraulically driven, but with 4 chains as standard. Also the Rapide 55 is equipped with the standard famous strong and flat scraper floors of Schuitemaker, not with a normal marine or link chain.
The construction of the Rapide 55 is strong enough to drive with the maize harvest beside the harvester or to drive with other silage products. So also the 10-series of Schuitemaker Rapide wagons are multi-purpose to use.
The Rapide 55 is available as the following 3 models:
S model , standard wagon.
W model, standard wagon with 2 silage beaters in the back
V model, standard wagon with 3 silage beaters in the back and integrated cross-conveyor in the