Only from CLAAS:

Automatic baling pressure control

There are many baling pressure control systems on the market – but only CLAAS offers an automatic control system for baling pressure.

Only from CLAAS:

Automatic baling pressure control

There are many baling pressure control systems on the market – but only CLAAS offers an automatic control system for baling pressure.

Baling channel + tying.

Automatic baling pressure control.

The distinctive feature here is that baling pressure is controlled not just by the load on the main frame, but also the twine tension.

As the driver, you have a clear view of the load limits at all times, with no need to intervene directly. The optimum baling pressure is set completely by the machine, according to the crop and twine quality.

The benefits are self-evident:

  • Consistently high bale density, even when operating at the limit capacity of the machine and the twine
  • The bales produced throughout the day are uniform and bale density is consistent
  • Optimal driver comfort: simple to operate and easy to handle, which is particularly helpful for inexperienced baler drivers
  • Reliable tying through adjustment to twine quality

The automatic baling pressure system detects and displays the load on the baler frame and knotters

The sensor on the baler frame transmits one of the two control values, and the load is displayed to the driver on the operating terminal

With an automatic baling pressure control system, there are a total of three knotter sensors, which provide the second control value

  • More options with knotter monitoring.

    With a further three knotter sensors, automatic baling pressure control can be extended into a knotter monitoring system, measuring the tension of all knotters. A message is displayed to the driver whenever there is no tension at one of the knotters. Another knotter monitoring feature is a left-right display, helping to ensure that the driver keeps producing ideally shaped bales under all operating conditions.

  • Simple operation, maximum results.

    The control variables for automatic baling are the load on the baler frame and the twine tension. With automatic baling pressure control, even an inexperienced baler driver has no problem in operating the machine at maximum capacity, hour after hour. The first step is to enter the maximum baling density in the menu, according to the crop and twine quantity. The machine then calculates the load limit on the basis of these values.

Bale chamber.

Improved bale shape – rock-hard bales all the way.

The new QUADRANT generation balers enable you to bale more bulk. The shape and length of the bale chamber in the QUADRANT 5300 and 5200 have been modified to achieve a better bale shape and higher density. You bale more kilograms per cubic metre and achieve higher tonnages per hour. The extension at the end of the bale chamber allows the bale space to lengthen gradually as the twine tension is slowly increased. This reduces the risk of twine breakage to an absolute minimum.

As a professional, you'll appreciate the redesigned bale chamber:

  • Better bale shape, thanks to several retainers in the bale chamber and the new channel side shape
  • New side retainers for higher density
  • Longer 3.85-m chamber in the QUADRANT 5300 and 5200
  • Reliable tying with less bale expansion through the open side panels of the bale chamber
  • The chamber concept for high density.

    The strengthened octagon on the QUADRANT 5300, 5200 and 4200 means increased bale density. The baling ram design makes for even sharper-cornered bales. With the side retainers, the upper pressure plate and the side panels, all bales reach their maximum density level, with uniform length and bale expansion on the same side, resulting in more reliable tying on ejection.

    In short, the QUADRANT 5300, 5200 and 4200 machines produce uniformly high-density bales with optimum mass per cubic metre.

  • Bale chamber dimensions
    Bale chamber lengthBale chamber widthBale chamber height
    QUADRANT 53003.85 m1.20 m0.90 m


The CLAAS knotter.

CLAAS balers just would not be the same without the legendary CLAAS knotter. Today, CLAAS remains the only agricultural machinery manufacturer worldwide to develop and manufacture its own knotters. The operating principle is direct drive via universal drive shaft. The result is high speed operation, razor-sharp precision and total reliability.

The improved knotter bill hook.

The knotter bill hook has been significantly further enhanced in the new QUADRANT 5300, 5200 and 4200, with stronger material and reworked geometry. This ensures operational reliability for all types of twine, in all operating conditions.

Long service life for knotter technology.

The knotter bill hook, twine retainer wheel and retainer plate have undergone a heating process during their manufacture to ensure maximum wear resistance and long service life.

Knotter monitoring system.

The automatic baling pressure control ensures total tying reliability. There are sensors on the knotter to monitor the twine tension, and sensors on the front frame to measure the bending forces. The system adjusts the baling pressure automatically according to the load. That means you can operate the baler right up to the limit, without the twine breaking. But if a breakage does occur, this is displayed by the knotter monitoring system. The knotter sensors also detect when a fresh supply of twine is needed, and a message is displayed on the terminal.

The knotter blower.

The knotter concept with active twine pusher, aggressive clamping plate and electromechanical twine start enhances tying reliability under all conditions. The direct drive ensures constant synchronisation between the baling ram and needles. Synchronisation prevents the needles from colliding with the pistons. On the QUADRANT 5300, with its bale heights of 90 cm, the needles are arranged eccentrically. This means there is more time for the most important part of the process – tying the knot.

A further advantage: the knotters do not produce dangerous twine remnants that can cause animal fatalities during feeding or leave residues when the material is used for power generation. The hydraulically driven TURBO FAN system with its active airflow protects the knotter from dust and dirt, with a powerful and constant 140-km/h airflow and air diffusers.

  • Knotting technology
     CLAAS knotterAutomatic baling pressure controlKnotter monitoring systemNumber of knottersTURBO FAN knotter cleaning systemTwine box capacity
    QUADRANT 53006With air diffuser24 x 11.5 kg

    □ Available – Not available

Integrated bale weighing system.

A long baling channel, high ram frequency and automatic baling pressure control ensure high compression on the QUADRANT series under all conditions. You can now also easily set the weight for your finished bales: four sensors measure the weight with a high level of precision right on the bale ramp. This gives contractors and farm owners alike an overview of how many tonnes of bales have been produced for a particular area. It also means that, where required, they can invoice fairly based on the number of tonnes, in a way that is transparent for both parties.

The possibilities of data transfer.

With the bale weighing system, the exact bale weight is displayed on the terminal during working, and is saved to the customer order. Once saved, the weights of individual bales can be called up anywhere via TELEMATICS and undergo further processing. Task management can also be used for invoicing purposes.

At a glance.

  • Bale weighing system available for all QUADRANT models
  • All important data, e.g. weight, can be accessed via task management
  • Improve operating times, support the operator, optimise costs – all with remote access

Bale weighing system

□ Available – Not available