The baling heavyweight.

Baling with the familiar bale measurements of 1.2 x 0.9 m.


The baling heavyweight.

Baling with the familiar bale measurements of 1.2 x 0.9 m.

Our intake capacity just keeps on growing.


  • Wide, controlled pick-up for loss-free crop pick-up
  • Folding castor guide wheels for hassle-free transport on public roads
  • Bales are particularly easy to transport and store, thanks to ROTO FEED or POWER FEEDING SYSTEMS
  • Pick-up variants for hay, silage and straw

Thanks to the wide pick-up, the QUADRANT 5300, 5200 and 4200 can even cope with very wide, irregular swaths, with no loss of valuable crop material:

  • Rapid and clean intake of harvested crop via controlled pick-up
  • Shock absorption by means of hydraulic accumulator suspension
  • Suspended guide wheels for optimal ground-contour following and protection of the grass cover, including at high speeds and when cornering
  • Patented roller crop press for accelerating the crop flow in all QUADRANT models
  • Short distance between the pick-up and rotor or feed rake for rapid transfer of the crop and high throughput
  • Controlled pick-up

    The view of the pick-up from the cab is excellent, allowing the baler to move over the field quickly and smoothly. You can easily adjust the driving and baling speed to suit the harvesting conditions. The result is optimum throughput and efficiency.

  • Pick-up variants

    A range of pick-up variants ensures a neatly collected crop – regardless of whether it's short hay, wet silage or straw:

    • Pick-up with double-roller crop press
    • Pick-up with double-roller crop press and POWER FEEDING SYSTEM (PFS)
    • Hydraulic pick-up with PFS and infinitely variable speeds, adjustable from the cab, and reversing function
  • Folding castor guide wheels

    Transporting the QUADRANT with its 2.35-metre wide pick-up on public roads couldn't be easier. No more inconvenient disassembly – simply retract the pick-up and drive off.


  • Transverse feed auger for increased and more uniform crop flow
  • Work faster and better, with more even crop flow: the POWER FEEDING SYSTEM (PFS)
  • Enormous intake capacity even when processing large, non-uniform swaths

The four rows of tines, ideally spaced for thorough raking, guarantee superior results in the field. The twin spring steel tines are bolted firmly to four rugged U-shaped tine arms to withstand continuous and extreme loading and provide easy servicing. The crop is funnelled to the appropriate width for entering the baling chamber via the stub augers on either side of the wide pick-up mechanism (ROTO FEED) or via the continuous POWER FEEDING SYSTEM rollers. This produces firm bales highly compacted at the edges for excellent stability during transportation and storage.

The wider stars reduce the distance to the knife, further enhance the chop quality, and give maximum durability and working life. The unique combination of roller crop press and actively powered, continuous-feed auger makes your work easier.

Hydraulic feeder unit.

For the QUADRANT 5300, 5200 and 4200, CLAAS offers a hydraulically operated feed system. In this case, the rear roller crop press, the POWER FEEDING SYSTEM (PFS) and the pick-up are hydraulically operated, with adjustable and reversible speeds.

The hydraulic drive enables the driver to adjust and optimise the crop flow according to the conditions.

The benefits of a hydraulic feed system are clear to see:

  • Individual adjustment to harvest crop conditions for greater forage protection
  • Greater adaptability to field conditions
  • Optimised crop flow
  • Reverse control from the cab, for maximum user-friendliness

Maximising the feed rate for an optimum crop flow is the priority for most harvest crops, but for lucerne ultra-gentle handling is paramount. The hydraulic feed system therefore enables the driver to take this into account and directly enhance the feed crop quality.


One of the benefits of tasty silage is an increase in your milk yield.

Energy-rich and tasty silage with proper lactic acid fermentation is crucial for high milk production in the dairy herd. The three essential ingredients are a short chop length, high baling pressure and the exclusion of oxygen. CLAAS ROTO CUT, with 18,000 cuts per minute, is currently one of the systems with the highest chopping frequency on the market, enabling chop lengths of 45 mm with excellent chop quality.

Benefits of ROTO CUT: more chops per minute.

  • Less time spent mixing in the feed mixer
  • Better forage quality
  • Less feed residue
  • 25 knives for top forage quality.

    The 25-blade chopping rotor works precisely, quickly and efficiently, ensuring a top-quality feed product. Since the crop is cut short and precisely into small lengths, it can be compacted more densely and later broken down much more easily.

    Knife group changing allows you to react flexibly to the requirements of the job at hand. The knife groups can be pre-selected on the machine and extended or retracted via the control panel.

    The complete cutting system at a glance:
    • Massive 25-blade cutting rotor made of double-hardened boron steel
    • Four-star rotor for optimum crop intake
    • Aggressive knives with extremely long blades for especially good chop quality
    • Precise knife guidance through the spirally arranged dual tines
    • Individual blade protection
    • Flat, power-saving cutting angle
  • Specifications.

    QUADRANT 5300
    Number of tine rows4
    Knife group changing25, 13, 12, 6, 0
    Lowerable floorAutomatic

FINE CUT – hardly a stalk longer than 22 mm.

Happy animals produce better yields. For example, there is a marked increase in the rumen action of animals fed a mixture of short straw and silage. And it's hard to find a better bedding material than short straw. It's almost entirely dust-free, since the cutting action prevents dust from getting in. Furthermore, short straw is increasingly being added to the feed mixer. FINE CUT straw breaks down easily, with no pre-mixing required, and it mixes directly with the added silage. The new knife group combinations, with a choice of 51, 26, 25, 13, 12 or 0 knives, allow for greater flexibility and better chop quality.

The benefits:

  • Significantly better crop intake
  • Reduced waste
  • Stimulation of rumen action
  • Increase of overall crop intake
  • Cuts the time for replacement of food residues and cleaning of feeding stations
  • A fine cut – for optimum bedding quality.

    A clean and precise cut is ideal for good livestock practice:

    • Easily mixable, less power required for distribution, does not split apart
    • Far fewer losses in poultry rearing, as the chickens don't eat the straw
    • Provides excellent structure in livestock feed
    • Less time spent mixing in the feed mixer
  • Knife group changing system.

    The FINE CUT cutting system successfully used on the QUADRANT 3200 is now also available on the QUADRANT 5300 and 5200. This second-generation FINE CUT system with a 51-knife chopper housing introduces a whole new dimension of cut-straw quality. The knife group combinations bring many benefits: more effective cutting, optimal time-saving, less maintenance and less wear. For example, you can be cutting with 26 knives, while the 25-knife group remains protected in the chopper housing. As soon as the 26-knife group needs sharpening, you can exchange it immediately with the 25-knife group. The knives that have just been removed can now be sharpened and work continues without interruption.

The CLAAS knife drawer – what you use frequently should always be on hand.

  1. A total of twelve protected, dirt-proof, smooth-glide bearings for extracting the knife drawer
  2. Knife group changing for RC | FC easily operated with a lever for a theoretical chop length of 22, 45 or 90 mm
  3. Optimal knife shape for perfect chop quality
  4. Exclusive: automatic knife cleaning
  5. Blind knife set available for RC and FC
  1. Automatic function for convenient lowering and closing of knife drawer
  2. Convenient operation of CLAAS drawer system directly from the baler
  3. 100% accessibility, thanks to two-sided pullout
  4. Exclusive: cutting floor automatically lowers hydraulically in the event of blockage
  5. Individual knife guards with two springs per knife

  • Convenient: the knife drawer.

    The CLAAS knife drawer for ROTO CUT and FINE CUT simplifies maintenance routines.

    • Operation via the tractor control panel or directly via buttons on the side of the baler
    • Automatic function: knives swing in and out to eliminate dirt from the knife slots of the chopper housing
    • Automatic and therefore consistently accurate positioning of drawer for easy extraction at each side
  • Well-protected knives cut better.

    The knives in the knife drawer are optimally protected against dirt accumulation. A total of 12 bearings allow the drawer to be pulled out smoothly and easily. To prevent twisting upon extraction, the knife drawer slides out by only two-thirds at either side. After replacing the knives on one side, the drawer is simply slid to the opposite side to replace the remainder.

    Unique: the knife drawer is combined with the chopper housing, which, as previously, is automatically lowerable in the event of a rotor blockage.

The finest forage quality with SPECIAL CUT.

Chopped short straw is enormously absorbent, making it the ideal bedding for dairy cattle cubicles, pigsties and horse boxes. The high absorptive capacity keeps the animals clean and reduces straw consumption. Clean udders are also an important part of dairy hygiene – and the milking process goes faster. Chopped straw can be mixed well with maize-rich rations. The animals are not selective, and they eat up all of the forage ration.

  • The SPECIAL CUT chopper.

    The SPECIAL CUT chopper blows the straw into the rotor along a direct route beneath the auger of the POWER FEEDING SYSTEM (PFS) – no swirling up or material congestion. This helps prevent dust accumulation and boosts the throughput volume for maximum operational reliability.

  • High bale density means stable bales.

    Chopped straw also allows for optimal handling in large square bales. For transporting, the high bale density and precise bale shape ensure the bales remain stable even when relocated multiple times. Significantly higher weights per bale ensure fewer bales per hectare, reducing handling requirements.