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Baling and cutting in new dimensions
During the past year, the 120 x 90 cm bale size has been introduced to the CLAAS range of baler products in the shape of the QUADRANT 3300 RF. This machine has successfully concluded a year in practical operation as a ROTO FEED variant, and CLAAS is now offering this "cropped" bale size and is proud to present the new QUADRANT 3300 ROTO CUT (RC). One year after its introduction, the range of QUADRANT 3300 products is now complete:
QUADRANT 3300 RF and RC with single axle
QUADRANT 3300 RF and RC with tandem axle
QUADRANT 3300 RF and RC with steered tandem axle
The CLAAS large-square baler product range now includes a total of six models (3400, 3300, 3200, 2200, 2100, 1150) with 5 bale sizes from 80 x 50 cm to 120 x 100 cm and three different feed and cutting systems, the ROTO FEED (RF), ROTO CUT (RC) and FINE CUT (FC). The product range is completed by the SPECIAL CUT front-mounted chopper. This means that CLAAS now offers the widest range of bale dimensions and cutter systems. The most popular is the 120 x 70 cm bale, produced by the QUADRANT 3200, which has also been given some new features.
New, higher-performance pick-up
Both the QUADRANT 3200 and the QUADRANT 3300 are now fitted with a new larger, 2.35 m wide pick-up with a POWER FEEDING SYSTEM (PFS) auger and dual roller retainers. The PFS auger has generously-dimensioned threads and conveys the crop deep into the rotor. The crop flow is therefore homogenised and accelerated, which in turn increases the throughput. In combination with the dual roller retainers, this guarantees a clean crop feed even with very wide swaths and at high speeds. 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. Both machines also operate using a new spiral rotor with 52 dual tines, which transport 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.
New pivoting cutting unit with drawer
An essential new feature on both the QUADRANT 3200 RC / FC and the QUADRANT 3300 RC is the drawer that can be extended on both sides, offering convenient access to the blades for maintenance operations and blade changes. The blades are arranged in four groups, each of which can be selected easily with a lever and hydraulically pivoted out from the cabin. The high variability provided by the blade groups (RC 25-13-12-6-0 and FC 51-26-13-12-0) enables the balers to be used universally, with high capacity for short straw. Combined with the hydraulically-lowered cutter chamber, which is lowered automatically if the unit is overloaded, it enables the driver to remove any possible blockages at the baler intake simply by reducing the PTO speed from the driver's seat, and continue baling without interruption or problems. The driver does not have to get out to perform laborious manual clearance.
Increased cleaning performance and new operating terminal
In both machines there is a new TURBO FAN with a particularly generously-dimensioned turbine from the LEXION, which provides 150% more air volume to keep the knotters clean at all times. This is especially important for reliable use, including with short straw.
Both balers can be adjusted from the cab by means of the new COMMUNICATOR II. This replaces the COMMUNICATOR I on all models, and has a colour display and keyboard that facilitates operations, even in darkness, and allows for data transfer via a USB interface.
Pictures are available in our Picture Archive > 2012 > Products > QUADRANT 3200 and QUADRANT 3300
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