Following the launch of the Quadrant 3300 Roto feed (RF) big square baler in 2011, Claas has further expanded and completed the range with the addition of a new Quadrant 3300 Roto cut (RC) version.
The Claas big square baler product range now includes a total of six models (3400, 3300, 3200, 2200, 2100, 1150) with five bale sizes from 80 x 50 cm to 120 x 100 cm and three different feed and cutting systems;Roto feed (RF), Roto cut (RC) and Fine cut (FC).
The manufacturer claims to now offer the widest range of bale dimensions and cutter systems on the market. The most popular is the 120 x 70 cm bale, produced by the Quadrant 3200, which also has some new features.
New, higher-performance pick-up
Both the Quadrant 3200 and the Quadrant 3300 are now fitted with new wider, 2.35 m pick-ups with a Power feeding system (PFS) auger and a double roller crop press.
The PFS auger has generously-dimensioned flights and conveys the crop deep into the rotor, explains Claas. The crop flow is therefore homogenised and accelerated, which in turn increases the throughput. In combination with the bouble Roller Crop Press, this guarantees a clean crop feed even with very wide swaths and at high speeds, it adds.
The clean feed, even under difficult harvest conditions, is guaranteed by the proven Jaguar pick-up cam track and cam rollers that are now integrated in both balers. The torques of the pick-up cam-type cut-out clutch and the rotor coupling have been raised by 20% and, together with the optimised speed of the PFS and the rotor, ensure increased throughput even under difficult harvest conditions, says the company.
Both machines also incorporate a new spiral rotor with 52 dual tines, which transports the crop more efficiently and quickly to the pre-chamber. The active feed by the rotor has meant that it has also been possible to raise the crop intake on the rotor side of the pick-up, it explains.