CLAAS will offer an optional feed rake system on the Rollant 620 round baler in 2018.
Luke Wheeler product manager Claas harvest centre, said that the new feedrake would suit smaller farms harvesting hay or straw in difficult terrain.
“The rakes pull the crop continuously from the pick-up and feeds it to the bale chamber,” he said.
A requirement, he said, for achieving high bale throughput at modest tractor power outputs.
“The harvested crop is also handled gently without cutting, significantly reducing dust” he said.
Mr Wheeler said that the 620 had the same slim-line drawbar as other rollant models, providing a clear view of the pick-up and enabling the driver to monitor the crop flow.
According to the specifications the Rollant 620 has a pick-up with a working width of 1.85 metres. The bale chamber has a diameter of 1.5 metres.
Mr Wheeler said that the operator terminal on the Rollant was easy to use and allowed the operator to manage machine parameters.
“If needed, a wrapping/tying start delay can also be set on the terminal, along with the preselection of net or twine,” he said.