The new Rapide

At the recent AgriTechnica Hannover, Schuitemaker introduced the new line of Rapide Double-Purpose Cars.

Strong and reliable as you would expect from a Schuitemaker and always usable during busy harvesting times.

And now even faster and more economical in daily use.

OUR UNIQUE RAPIDE CONCEPT OVER 30 YEARS PROVEN FORAGING RESULTS

The combination of the unique properties of our Trailing pickup concept, the Schuitemaker RapidFlow hydraulicly driven intake roller and the new Schuitemaker Power Rotor make foraging easier and more efficient than ever before. We have now added castors to the pickup, to make manoeuvering easy as can be and protect the soil. Schuitemaker keeps innovating to make your foraging as smooth easy and fast as can be.

•  BEST IN CLASS SOIL CONTOUR TRACKING
•  NO CONTAMINATION OF FORAGE
•  LARGEST LOAD CAPACITY ICW MOST COMPACT BODY STRUCTURE
•  STEADY DRIVING THANKS TO OPTIMAL LOAD BALANCING
• MAXIMAL GROUND CLEARANCE FACILITATING SILAGING AND SOILO-UNLOADING
• EASY MAINTENANCE THANKS TO OPEN REAR PICK-UP
• OPTIMAL LOAD GUIDANCE THANKS TO HYDRAULIC RAPID FLOW  INTAKE ROLLER

 

6-wheel-pickup-system (optional)                                                    New castors on both sides of the pick-up make manouvering easy as can be and protect the soil.

POWERROTOR | THE NEW SMOOTH AND POWERFUL ROTOR

Years of testing and engineering led to the new Schuitemaker Powerrotor, making foraging smoother and easier then ever. Even in the toughest conditions. Powerful foraging, now consuming less horsepower and fuel. Of course delivering continous top quality forage, as you are used to with Schuitemaker

  • PERFECT CUTTING QUALITY •  EASY LOADING •  LESS HORSEPOWER CONSUMPTION •  LESS FUEL CONSUMPTION

The new and improved cutter design results in less pressure on the frontpanel enabling an even smoother cutting  process while significanlty reducing horse power and fuel consumption.

AUTOLOAD | LOADING WAS NEVER EASIER

Schuitemaker launches her Auroload system on the new 1000 series. The torquemeter in the powertrain and the pressure sensor in the Rapid Release front panel automatically control the entire loading process. Full automatic loading enables even the least experienced drivers to deliver consistent top quality forage fast and easy.

  • EASY LOADING FULLY.
  • EASY CONTROL WITH THE SCHUITEMAKER CONTROL BOX
  • EFFICIENT LOADING
  • LESS HORSEPOWER USE LEADING TO LESS FUEL CONSUMPTION

AUTOMATIC LOADING 

Automatic loading is made possible by sensoring torque and pressure. Torque is measured in the rotor tube, close to the control box Pressure is measured in the cliniders in the Rapis stream front panel. Both signals combined, indicate when the floor chain needs to be activated to perfectly fill and balance the load while foraging. This makes foraging smooth and easy while fuel consumption is significantly reduced.

 

RAPID RELEASE | FAST AND COMPLETE LOADING AND UNLOADING

The patented Schuitemaker Rapid Release hydraulic front panel is one of its kind in the market. Allowing a full container to be emptied quickly and completely (without any crop residu) in one smooth movement, so that the next unloading and loading can be executed optimally. Ready for a new load run. Unique in combination with the Schuitemaker Rapid Stream front plate for perfect crop guidance and easy loading. To make inspection and maintenance even easier we added a door to the front panel and added entry steps to the undercarriage.

  • FAST AND COMPLETE UNLOADING
  • EASY ACCESS FOR INSPECTION AND MAINTENENACE
  • STANDARD ON THE 1000-SERIES

 

Harvest position grass                                         Harvest position mais silaging                          Unloading position

       

Access door in Rapid Release front board              Unlocking access door

PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION  OF SOIL STRUCTURE

The quality of the soil structure is key to ensure good water and nutritient uptake. Also  for crop growth and workability of the soil for good seedbed conditions. Schuitemaker offers an optional larger tire selection to prevent soil compaction.

SLIDINGAXLE. SOIL PROTECTION THANKS TO SLIDER AXLE

Optionally on the Schuitemaker Rapide multipurpose loader wagon a sliding axle is introduced. By extending the front axle the, two parallel driving tracks are made (in stead of one) reducing pressure on and compaction of the soil. Water and nutrients are retained in the upper soil layer to stimulate crop growth. And once again we are the FIRST IN THE WORLD to introduce the sliding axle in double-purpose wagons.

FEEDING WITH RAPIDE

Several Rapide models can be executed as feeding wagon. Loader wagons with feeding function (also known as V-wagons) are equiped with left- and/or right discharging cross conveyor integrated into the tailgate. In addition to loading grass, it is possible to feed the cows fresh grass quickly and easily. Schuitemaker V-wagons are standard equipped with 3 distribution rollers.

NIR. DATA = KNOWLEDGE There is a growing need to have a clear understanding of the minerals cycle on a farm. The only way to achieve this is to take accurate measurements and obtain useful data in realtime mode. Schuitemaker has been busy working on this issue and is now able to offer a number of options.

LOAD CELLS To be able to convert the dry matter measured with the NIR-sensor to a dry matter content weight in kilo’s and also determine the gross grass yield, the Rapide loader wagon can be fitted with load cells.

NEW FEATURES

 

LOW-NOISE COMPOSITE ROLLER DRIVE Low and easy maintenance.

  

GREASING POINTS Grouped greasing points for easy maintanance.
 
COVERING SYSTEM (Optional) 

 

The new Rapide in action