Weigh to go with new baler range

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The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - FARMING -

Claas has re­vealed de­tails of a num­ber of new op­tions be­ing made avail­able next sea­son for its Quad­rant 4200, 5200 and 5300 balers.

This in­cludes the avail­abil­ity of an in­te­grated bale weigh­ing and high­end LED light­ing sys­tem, and the ad­di­tion of the pull-out knife drawer as an op­tion for the 4200 model.

“In­te­grated bale weigh­ing is a func­tion that will ap­peal to all farm­ers and con­trac­tors who want to keep a close eye on bale qual­ity dur­ing the bal­ing op­er­a­tion,” said Claas.

Each bale is weighed au­to­mat­i­cally while it is be­ing made us­ing scales fit­ted in the bale ramp. Bales can be weighed at ve­hi­cle speeds of up to 20km per hour and the max­i­mum meas- ure­ment value er­ror un­der normal work­ing con­di­tions is plus or mi­nus 5kg. The weight of each bale is vis­i­ble to the driver in the cab, and weights are also saved ac­cord­ing to job or area.

Claas said op­er­a­tors us­ing its Telem­at­ics sys­tem would also be able to use the bale weight data to gen­er­ate the to­tal area yield and the yield dis­tri­bu­tion by in­di­vid­ual field, show­ing the bale lo­ca­tion, in­di­vid­ual weights and mois­ture level.

The new op­tional LED light­ing sys­tem com­prises seven ad­di­tional high­qual­ity lights fit­ted on key op­er­at­ing com­po­nents of the baler, in­clud­ing the draw­bar and feed rake.

Lastly, Claas said the op­tion to add the pull-out knife drawer to the 4200 model of­fered huge ben­e­fits to con­trac­tors.

It re­duces the time re­quired for knife clean­ing or to com­pletely change over knives from one hour to 15 min­utes. Case IH has added a new eight-speed semi-pow­er­shift trans­mis­sion to its Maxxum trac­tor range.

Avail­able on Maxxum Mul­ti­con­troller mod­els, Ac­tiveDrive 8 pro­vides a to­tal of 24 speeds in both for­ward and re­verse.

“The trans­mis­sion in­cor­po­rates a num­ber of fea­tures de­signed to make the trac­tor more ef­fi­cient and the driver more re­laxed,” said Case IH. Bri­tish trac­tor man­u­fac­turer New Hol­land is run­ning a photo com­pe­ti­tion to com­mem­o­rate the brand’s cen­te­nary.

Peo­ple are asked to sub­mit photos of their work­ing New Hol­land trac­tors to be in with the chance of win­ning £500 worth of New Hol­land vouch­ers.

The dead­line for en­tries is Oc­to­ber 31.

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