30-42m³ Giga-Vitesse CFS Forage Wagon


Giga-Vitesse CFS - Focus on performance

High-performance silage wagons are facing increasing demands with regard to higher efficiency, also when in competition with forage harvesting. As well as this, low drag resistance and low power requirement are called for when using professional forage wagons. The Strautmann Giga Vitesse CFS with its new conveying unit (Continuous Flow System) is now providing an almost unrivalled product for contractors and large businesses. This forage wagon is setting standards with regard to optimum loading, low power requirement and cost effectiveness.

The Giga-Vitesse CFS, is continuing the successful path which Strautmann has pursued since the introduction of the Giga-Vitesse. A high-performance conveying assembly with a unique cutting unit, together with a solid body and a variety of chassis types for most different conditions have gained an excellent reputation over the years.

  • Loading capacity according to DIN of 30 – 42 m³
  • CFS accelerator drum
  • Double benefit
  • Spiral rotor with tine plates
  • 45-knife cutting unit
  • Power required from 93/126 kW/HP
  • 2m Pick-up



Continous-Flow System (CFS)


Continous-Flow System (CFS)

Due to the interaction of the different components, the CFS unit ensures excellent loading performance and a low power requirement. The pick-up, CFS roller, rotor and double-cut cutting unit are optimally matched to each other. This results in an excellent cutting quality and power efficient drive, saving time and money.



Low power requirement

The newly developed pick-up and the "CFS drum" spreads out and disperses the swathe and feeds it over the entire width of the rotor and the cutting unit. The rotor, which is mounted 100mm higher, conveys the pre-wilted green fodder through the shortened conveyor duct into the cargo space, thus saving energy and reducing the power requirement by approx 10%.


Full width filling

Thanks to the CFS roller spreading the forage over the whole rotor width, the material is loaded into the cargo space over its entire loading space. We measured 10% more weight per cubic metre. The CFS gives more weight than the competitors at the same capacity, making the tonnage capacity more important than the cargo space volume.


High Performance

A better filling spread also affects acreage performance. The areas to be harvested can be cleared quicker and the fodder is moved faster to the clamp. After all, time is money.


Optimum Adaptation to ground contours

Due to the design of the CFS drum, the pick-up is at a very shallow angle, such that the pressure exerted on the feed rollers is very low, which enables the pick-up to better adapt to the contours of the ground.

Furthermore, the green fodder is continuously and gently picked up due to the V-shaped helical arrangement of the pick-up tines. 

Tines are always picking up, but the V-shape means not all tines are touching the ground at the same time, preventing power peaks.


Protection of drives

Due to the homogeneous and continuous flow of material, the CFS conveying unit runs very smoothly and consistently, meaning there are hardly any peak loads. And if there are no peak loads, the complete drive unit will be free from excessive forces ensuring a long service life of the conveying unit and therefore of the entire forage wagon.


Longer service life of knives

As the "CFS" system spreads the grass evenly across the chopping rotor there is an even load on each of the knives. This means that knives wear more consistently and the sharpening interval is extended. On machines without a CFS system the central knives become blunt and reduce machine performance, this does not happen with a Strautmann "CFS" pickup. In addition, the knives are designed so that you are able to sharpen or replace only the blades that you need to, rather than all of the knives.

CFS Spreading-out effect
Conveying Unit CFS Conveying Unit

Conventional conveying unit:

The picked-up green fodder is delivered to the rotor without spreading-out effect. The rotor and the cutting unit are partially loaded.

CFS conveying unit:

The picked-up green fodder is dispersed by the pick-up and the accelerator drum and fed to the rotor and cutting unit over the entire width.

CFS Feed rotor

● Robust conveyor drum with helically arranged conveyor fins with Hardox tine plates ● Smooth operation, with no peak loads due to the helical rotor design ● One-sided, torsion-free drive of loading rotor due to low-maintenance gearbox ● Wide strippers with Hardox plates.

CFS Cam-less pick-up

● Picking-up width of 2 m ● 6 tine rows placed in a V-shape for smooth and even material flow ● Cam-less pick-up with very few wearing parts and low maintenance, compared to traditional Cam pick-up systems ● Plastic strippers for minimum tine wear.

CFS Drum

● Distributor drum between the pick-up and rotor. ● Delivers fodder from pick-up to the rotor ensuring low hp requirement ● Even, full-width spread of material due to the helical welded layer, so the entire rotor width is utilised, keeping a minimal and constant load on the machine. 

CFS Drum

45-knife cutting unit

● Easy cutting cut due to optimum geometry between the cutting knives and rotor ● Knife protection without use of tools ● Turn-able knives due to double-sided blade for longer sharpening intervals and better cutting quality ● Individual knife protection with knife quick-change system ● 45 knives, on one level for a theoretical cutting length of 35 mm ● In case of shortened knives, readjustment of the entire knife bar via upper link ● Hydraulic extending and retracting of the entire knife bar.


Strautmann knife protection - in-work Strautmann knife protection - safety break-back

Instead of the knife being pressured into the rotor, the knife is set up with a cam clutch type system. The spot-on triggering, without the spring counter tension, means a foreign object will trigger the knife to spring out of the work position, thus only blunting or damaging one point on the blade. A conventional knife protection will cause the foreign object to travel the entire length of the blade before releasing it, blunting or braking a large portion of the blade.


● Tandem axle assembly ● Spring-loaded tandem axle (40km/h) for optimum driving characteristics and easy towing ● Tandem steering where the rear axle freely follows the movement of the tractor and wagon. Optional: Active steering axle that utilises a second ball-joint on the drawbar which activates the rear axle as the tractor and wagon turns, helping prevent excessive tyre wear.

Pick-up guide wheels

Optional additional pick-up guide roller behind the pick-up for permanent adaptation to the ground in case of deeper tractor tracks or heavily undulating ground.

Robust body

  • Solid body with continuous fixing supports
  • Designed also for use as a maze trailer
  • Without brackets and ropes above the cargo space (available as optional extras, though)
Hydraulic folding drawbar

For traveling over silage clamps, all models are equipped with a hydraulic folding drawbar with two double-acting cylinders. A hydraulic drawbar suspension ensures an even smoother ride during road travel.

Transport floor

Transport floor chains made of solid square tubes welded to low-wear plate-link chains. These chains do not stretch as much as round steel chains and require less maintenance. The optional galvanised steel floor gives the vehicle more stability (standard on the 4401 model). ● Divided transport floor with 4 transport floor chains ● Hydraulic transport floor  ● Automatic transport floor chain tightening ● Optional 2-stage feed motor ● Standard bumper buffer 

ISOBUS control

The optional ISOBUS control offers the driver easy operation without having to familiarise themselves with a new control box. Of course, the ISO suitability also creates the option of operation via existing terminals on the premises or on the tractor. Thus, interesting advantages of the valuable control terminals can be transferred to the machine use.


  • Solid tailgate
  • Two double-acting cylinders
  • Electrical pressure switch as level indicator
  • Mechanical locking system
Slip clutch

Integrated slip clutch avoids damage to the pick-up and the rotor tines

Unloading options


Solid tailgate (standard)

  • With hydraulic locking mechanism
  • Full width for quick discharge
  • With integrated pressure switch for level indicator


Effective dosing drums (optional)

  • Dosing unit with 3 standard beaters
  • Equipped with aggressive ripping tines


Robust drive

  • Driven by large-sized roller chains
  • Safety switch-off at the bottom beater
  • When the wagon is full, the bottom beater is able to move to the rear, thus stopping the transport floor moving.

Technical Specification

Technical specification

Short Cut Forage / Dosage Wagon Giga-Vitesse CFS


Technical data



GV CFS 3201

GV CFS 3601

GV CFS 4001

GV CFS 4401








width / outer wheel width


2,55 / 2,81

2,55 / 2,81

2,55 / 2,81

2,55 / 2,81







Loading vol. acc. to DIN 11741





with dosing unit





Loading volume (medium compressed)





with dosing unit





Tare weight at basic specification






with dosing unit






Perm. max. weight

- with low drawbar (up to 40 km/h)






- with hydraulic chassis






- with tridem chassis






Power requirement


100 / 135

107 / 145

118 / 160

132 / 180

Dimensions with tyres

710/50 R 26.5

710/50 R 26,5

710/50 R 26,5

710/50 R 26,5


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Steve has been working with Strautmann for over 6 years and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience regarding all Strautmann products.

Steve Harrison


Name: Steven Harrison
Job Title: Sales Office Manager
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Customer Testimonials

Customer Testimonials

Tim West, TW West Ltd, RottinghamTim West with Forage Wagon

Tim West runs an agricultural contracting business which includes the cutting of 8000 acres of grass for silage. His fleet of forage machinery includes two forage wagons which give him flexibility in silage-making operations and enable better quality silage to be made at less cost. 

Tim explains: "It started with just me and a round baler. Then bale wrappers came out and I bought one of them. So I needed someone to come and work with me and before I knew it, I'd employed someone. And the rest is history."

The business has grown and Mr West now employs a team of 8 full-time workers. Customers are predominantly dairy farmers and so the core services are the usual contracting jobs: silaging, slurry spreading, cultivations, fencing etc..

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