CLAAS turns the lights on
FORAGE harvesting specialist, CLAAS, will introduce a number of new equipment options, including an integrated bale weighing system, and a high-end LED lighting and a ‘pull-out’ knife drawer, for its QUADRANT 5300, 5200 and 4200 big square balers.
CLAAS Harvest Centre Product Manager – CLAAS JAGUAR and Greenline, Luke Wheeler, says the bale weighing function should appeal to all farmers and contractors. “Weighing takes place during the baling process, so there’s no delay in the baling operation,” he says “Individual bale weights – accurate to plus or minus 5 kg even at speeds of up to 20 km/h – are displayed on the ISOBUS control terminal in the cab. Bale weights can then be saved according to the job or paddock for later processing or invoicing. Operators using the CLAAS TELEMATICS remote monitoring system can also use this data to plot crop yield and bale moisture across the field.”
Luke says the new LED lighting system will ensure user-friendly operation and maintenance when working at night. “It comprises seven high-quality lights fitted to key components of the baler, including the drawbar, flywheel, feed rake and bale chamber,” he says.
QUADRANT 4200 can also be specified with the pull-out knife drawer already found on the larger 5300 and 5200 models. “Being able to pull out the knife drawer dramatically reduces the time required for a complete knife change from one hour to just 15 minutes,” Luke says. “This time saving will be a real boon for contractors, not to mention making it much easier to maintain and replace the knives, resulting in better forage quality and throughput.”
The new features will be available all 2018-delivery machines.