New Claas baler and mower go on display at Scotgrass

CLAAS BALER RI Farm

ON display at this year’s Scotgrass event for the first time will be the latest addition to the Rollant fixed chamber round baler range, the Rollant 540, and the new Disco Move front mower, which can move over a range of 1000mm independent of the tractor linkage.

New for this season, Rollant 540 fixed chamber round baler range features new rollers and a stronger chassis, with the choice of net or film wrapping. A new drive concept and outstanding ease of maintenance ensure high performance and a long service life.

The redesigned baling chamber on the Rollant 540 has 15 rollers and makes bales with a diameter of 1.22m and width of 1.25m. The serrated profile of the rollers maintains optimum bale rotation even under moist conditions. The rollers are fitted with specially hardened 50mm stub shafts, which are bolted to the roller body and can be individually replaced if necessary. The rollers which have the most load are fitted with new double race bearings for a longer service life.

The tailgate closing rams are horizontally mounted, resulting in high baling pressures. For maximum bale density, pressure of up to 180 bar can be applied to the rams.

Options include the MPS II system, where three of the chamber rollers pivot into the chamber for additional bale compression, early bale rotation, and a perfectly uniform bale shape.

The baling rollers are driven from the left side of the machine and each roller has direct drive, resulting in uniform force distribution to the rollers with a lower power requirement. The rotor and main drive have 1.25-inch drive chains, and the tailgate rollers are driven with a 1-inch chain.

Also on display will be the new Disco Move front mower, which incorporates an innovative new design that allows the mower to move over a range of 1000mm independent of the tractor linkage, so ensuring optimum contour following in the most uneven of fields.

The Disco 3200 Move has a working width of 3.0m and is available both with (FC) and without (F) a tined conditioner. The Disco Move mower incorporates a completely new design of headstock giving up to 600mm of upward travel and 400mm downward for improved contour following. The mower unit is also able to pivot laterally from the central pivot point, which is set at a 30-degree angle. As a result, the mowing unit can swing backwards at a slight diagonal angle to avoid obstacles.

The mower bed is able to respond very quickly to finer ground contours thanks to the tried and proven lower pivot point from the current PROFIL range.

The new headstock combined with the low pivot point assures excellent contour following, esp-ecially for larger tractors and at higher speeds.

The tractor’s front linkage remains in a fixed position and has no effect on the ground contour following. The headstock can be coupled either directly to the tractor front linkage or using an A-Frame and the hydraulics integrated in the headstock also take over the function of raising the mower bed at the headland using a single acting hydraulic service from the tractor.

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