Magnon 8 arrives in the UK

OPICO launches the Strautmann Magnon 8 into the UK

OPICO introduces the range of Magnon 8 Forage Wagons to the UK just in time for the 2023 forage season. The Magnon 8s are the smaller sibling in the top of the range Magnon series and follow the successful 2019 launch and rollout of the Magnon 10 range.

The Magnon 8 is a compact machine with a loading capacity of 36m³ to 44m³ (DIN). It has a smaller ‘external’ footprint to other wagons with similar DIN. The range features a new moving front wall, as well as Flex-Load pick-up and Exact Cut as standard.  The three models in the Magnon 8 series (370, 410 and 450) are aimed primarily at agricultural businesses and contractors with high demands who are dependent on compact dimensions.

Magnon 8 CFS 370 with hydraulically moving front wall.

The hydraulically moving front wall provides the Magnon 8 with increased capacity. When the wagon starts filling, the front wall is in a vertical position towards the rear of the wagon, but when chopped grass builds up and pushes against the tailgate sensor the front panel moves forward, in three stages, to increase capacity.  This ensures maximum density is achieved throughout the loading operation.  The movement of the front wall provides an additional 4.5 m³ loading capacity when the cargo space is completely filled.  When discharging, the front wall is hydraulically moved to the rear of the machine to assist with unloading.

The hydraulically moving front wall compresses the load.

All Strautmann forage wagons benefit from the Continuous Flow System (CFS) pick-up unit which ensures excellent loading coupled with a low power requirement.  All CFS units offer unrivalled adaptation to ground contours, long service life and extremely easy tine change.  The extra-wide, 2.25m, CFS pick up of the Magnon 8 ensures a wide swath of grass can be collected which is particularly useful around corners, and means the outer edge of the rotor is kept full of forage evening out loading across the full width of the rotor. The rotor is powered via an oil-bath gearbox to the rotor. The high (1000rpm) speed through the drive line is reduced to the rotor for both maximum torque and preservation of the drive line.

As well as the wider pick-up, the innovative crop press roller has been completely redesigned to optimise forage flow into the Flex-Load pick-up which is standard throughout the Magnon range.  The new, larger diameter, double roller crop press with a slip-proof profile ensures optimal flow into the mechanically powered Flex-Load pick-up. In addition, a guide roller mounted behind the pick-up is available as an optional extra for optimum adaptation to the ground.

New double-roller crop press with mechanically powered Flex-Load pick-up for perfect material flow.

With 44 knives and a theoretical cutting length of 35mm, the Exact-Cut cutting unit guarantees chop quality and consistency. The double-sided knives have a rapid-trigger protection function, which automatically retracts them from the conveying unit e.g., if a foreign object is detected, keeping maintenance to a minimum. The retracted knife then returns automatically into its working position.

The Magnon 8 forage box is 2.25m wide and consists of four round steel chains (10 x 31 mm) embedded in the steel platform floor. They each have a breaking strain of 13t. The entire platform is powder-coated for protection against corrosion.

A boogie tandem chassis is standard on the two smaller Magnon 8 models (370 and 410) and a hydraulic tandem chassis is standard on the 450 model and optional on the two smaller models.  All models come with 4 x 710/50 R26.5 wheels as standard.  However, the hydraulic tandem chassis can be fitted with wheels up to 800/45 R 30.5, thus enabling 30.5" tyres. Larger wheels offer increased stability which is ideal for sloping ground.

A tridem chassis with an axle load of 27t, electronic active steering and lifting axle is also available as an option on the larger 450 model.

The Strautmann ISOBUS control with its intuitive menu navigation and various automatic functions is part of the standard equipment. For maintenance work, the drawbar and the cutting unit can be easily operated from the outside.  A 5.7" control terminal can be delivered as optional equipment if an ISOBUS-compatible tractor is not available.