Press release

New features for CLAAS square balers

CLAAS is introducing numerous new equipment options for the square balers in the QUADRANT model series as from next season.

The QUADRANT 4200, 5200 and 5300 models will then be able to be fitted, for example, with integrated bale weighing and a high-end LED lighting system. In addition, the pull-out knife drawer will now also be available for the QUADRANT 4200 model.

Bale weighing with no loss of valuable time

Integrated bale weighing is a function that will appeal to all farmers and contractors who want to keep a close eye on bale quality during the baling operation. Using scales fitted in the bale ramp, tthe actual weighing process takes place automatically as part of the formation of each bale, so that there is no delay in the baling operation. Bales can be weighed at vehicle speeds of up to 20 km/h and the maximum measurement value error under normal working conditions is +/-5 kg.

Smooth and efficient invoicing

The driver can read the individual bale weight directly from the ISOBUS control terminal display in the cab. In addition, all bale weights are saved according to job or area, as valuable supporting data for the contractor when billing the customer. And as an additional customer service, with the CLAAS TELEMATICS system it is also possible to use the bale weight data to generate the total area yield and the yield distribution by individual field, showing the bale location and the individual bale weights, along with the bale moisture level.

High-end lighting system

As an option, the QUADRANT 4200, 5200 and 5300 models can be fitted with a new high-end LED lighting system, consisting of seven additional high-quality lights. These lights are fitted on key operating components of the baler, for example at the drawbar, on the flywheel, on the feed rake and at the end of the bale chamber, ensuring user-friendly operation and maintenance when working at night.

QUADRANT 4200 with pull-out knife drawer

In addition, the QUADRANT 4200 can also be optionally fitted with the pull-out knife drawer that has already proven its value as standard equipment in the QUADRANT 5200 and 5300 models.

 Being able to simply pull out the knife drawer dramatically reduces the time required for knife cleaning and a complete knife change – from one hour to around 15 minutes. This time saving will be a real boon for contractors, particularly at the height of the harvesting season, making it easier to care for the knives, resulting in a better cut quality and throughput.

These new features will be available from the 2018 harvest season.