Rapide 1000 series - Dual purpose wagon

'The largest and most complete in its class, the Rapide 1000 series'

In 1986 Schuitemaker launched the world's first dual purpose wagon. From that moment on, contractors only had to use one wagon for both maize and grass harvests. Efficiently deployable throughout the harvesting season with just one smart investment. The build quality, capacity, ease of use and hight cutting quality are characteristics of the Schuitemaker Rapide. The Rapide dual purpose wagons are nowadays indispensable tools for the professional livestock farmer or contractor.

The Rapide 1000 series focuses on the professional user who wants to work efficiently with maximum volumes and also want to be able to achieve high speeds. The Rapide 1000 series loading wagons are characterized by a large capacity and high throughput.

Our unique Rapide concept

The Schuitemaker Rapide is equipped as standard with a towing pick-up, which is positioned under the car. This ensures a more compact construction and there is maximum ground clearance for silage- and field work. The towing pick-up with a width of 2.20m, runs smoothly over bumps and folds away at obstacles. This ensures optimum ground following of the pick-up.

Thanks to the hydraulically movable Rapid Stream front plate, the wagon can be placed in different harvesting positions during the maize or grass harvest. The Rapid Release system is a function that ensures that the cargo is emptied quickly and completely, without leaving a residual crop column behind. The Rapide Stream and Rapid Release system are standard on the Rapide 1000 series. Thanks to a door in the front panel, the wagon is accessible for maintenance and inspection.

Schuitemaker's unique trailing pick-up concept ensures optimum crop flow and maximum ground clearance.

The Rapide's moveable Rapid Stream front plate are standard on the 1000 series and ensures an ideal harvesting position during the maize harvest.


With the Schuitemaker star-shaped power rotor, crop processing is smoother, even in the toughest conditions. This ensures minimum power requirement and results in low fuel consumption. The rotor puts less pressure on the front wall and has a long durability. All this, of course, in combination with the cutting quality you can expect from a Schuitemaker.

The Schuitemaker Rapide 100 and 1000 series are equipped with the Schuitemaker DoubleTouch Control terminal. The unique combination of solid joysticks and a 7'' touchscreen give the driver full concentration on the environment and the loading process. The clear structure of the screen and the compactness ensure that the driver can fully focus on the work. The intelligent software of the DoubleTouch Control terminal offers the possibility to personalize setups. Thanks to visual feedback, the driver can see everything he needs to know on the display. In addition, the terminal is protected against error operation. The interface is connectable with ISOBUS and retrofitable with all existing Rapide 100 and 1000 models from 2020 onwards.

The star-shaped power rotor has an optimized tooth shape. As a result, less pressure is exerted on the front wall of the carriage, resulting in a long life of the carriage. 

The clear DoubleTouch Control terminal consists of a 7'' screen in combination with joysticks. This promotes ease of use and makes it accessible to every driver.


The Rapide is available without dosing rollers (S) or with dosing rollers (W). The Rapides can also be equipped with a cross conveyor belt (V), which makes the wagon suitable for feeding fresh grass.




Rapide 1000-series

Dual purpose wagon     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Capacity DIN   m3 38 42 42 49 53 48
Dimensions Length cm 867 947 1047 1067 1126 1127
  Width cm 291 291 291 291 291 285
  Height cm 400 400 400 400 400 400
Box dimensions Length cm 668 748 808 868 928 928
  Width cm 234 234 234 234 234 234
  Height cm 240 240 220 240 240 220
Pick-up width   cm 220 220 220 220 220 220
Cutting length   cm 4,4 4,4 4,4 4,4 4,4 4,4
Track width   cm 200 200 200 200 200 200
Tandem   tons 24 30 30 - - -
Tridem   tons - - - 40 40 40
Tyre height max.   cm 137 137 162 137 137 162
Tyres standard     BKT 800/45 R26,5 BKT 800/45 R26,5 BKT 750/60 R26,5 BKT 800/45 R26,5 BKT 800/45 R26,5 BKT 750/60 R26,5


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Watch the Meet the Masters video about contractor Aernouts from Loenhout in Belgium. This company owns a number of Schuitemaker Rapides, and in this video they tell more about the user experiences during forage harvesting.