Agritechnica 2015: Strautmann’s new Aperion wagon allows for speedy unloading

By: Carene Chong, Photography by: Carene Chong

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Agritechnica 2015 Strautmann Aperion The new Strautmann Aperion conveyor belt wagon on display at Agritechnica 2015. Agritechnica 2015 Strautmann Aperion
Strautmann Aperion The Aperion has been designed to carry any form of agricultural material, from grains to silage and woodchips to pallets. Image: Strautmann Strautmann Aperion
Agritechnica 2015 Strautmann Aperion conveyor The key component of the Aperion is the infinite conveyor belt which allows for quick and effective unloading of material. Agritechnica 2015 Strautmann Aperion conveyor
Agritechnica 2015 Strautmann Aperion with beaters Two optional beaters are available with the Aperion to transform it into a forage wagon. The mechanically powered beaters evenly discharge forage from the wagon on the clamp. Image: Strautmann Agritechnica 2015 Strautmann Aperion with beaters

German manufacturer Strautmann has unveiled a completely new wagon design at Agritechnica 2015 featuring a unique continuous conveyor belt system which allows operators to unload cargo in next to no time.

Strautmann says the Aperion – which name was derived from the Greek term meaning "infinite" in referral to its infinite conveyor - is a multi-purpose wagon able to transport a wide variety of agricultural materials, from grain to chopped silage and woodchips to packaged goods.

The heart of the machine which is the 2100mm wide and 10mm thick rubber conveyor is supported by more than 30 rollers which Strautmann guarantees easy discharge of materials.

It is hydraulically powered by a rubber-coated drum at the rear and automatically tensioned by a front return roller. This eliminates the need for a front panel to be pulled along during discharge.

The side panels of the body consist of plastic panels reinforced by glass fibre resting on robust stanchions on the outside, ensuring a smooth interior that leaves no residue in the cargo space during discharge.

The even, thermally isolating surface on the inside of the body allows for transportation of sensitive materials and crops such as potatoes in winter.

Agritechnica 2015 Strautmann Aperion With Beaters

Two mechanically powered beaters are optional on the Aperion to transform it into a forage transport wagon. When not in use, the entire beater unit can be completely removed in minimal time.

The frame of the Aperion is galvanised for optimum protection against corrosion and equipped with a hydraulic Strautmann chassis and BPW axles. The chassis can be fitted with an optional suspension.

The drawbar is optionally equipped with a mechanical or hydraulic suspension and has a very slim design, thus enabling maximum steering angles.

According to Strautmann, the body of the Aperion will be interchangeable in the future with a manure spreader body operating on the same chassis for higher versatility.

The Aperion conveyor belt wagon is available in two sizes.

The Aperion 2401 features a tandem chassis with a total weight of 24 tonnes and has a loading capacity of 28m³ which can be increased to 42m³ with optional extensions.

The larger Aperion model 3401 is fitted with a tridem chassis with a total weight of 34 tonnes and features electro-hydraulic forced steering. It has a basic loading capacity of 35 m³ which can be increased to 52 m³ with the installation of optional extensions.

Strautmann currently has the Aperion conveyor belt wagon on display at its stand at G30 in hall 27 at Agritechnica 2015, alongside its comprehensive range of new and existing agricultural wagons.

The Strautmann brand is distributed in Australia by Inlon and is available via Inlon's Strautmann dealer network around the country.

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