Top Crop Manager

Machinery
CLAAS announces additions to line of baler and hay tools


August 7, 2019
By Top Crop Manager
The DISCO 4000 TRC mower/conditioner is one of three new additions from CLAAS. Photos courtesy of CLAAS.

CLAAS of America announced additions to its range of balers and hay tools. New offerings include the DISCO 4000 TRC mower/conditioner, ROLLANT 520 round baler and VOLTO 55 TH tedder.

DISCO 4000 TRC mower/conditioner

The improved cutterbar and suspension result in a more evenly cut crop with less ash content. Also, new adjustable swath plates allow the operator to make any perfectly sized windrow.

Additional features of the DISCO 4000 TRC include:

  • 12′ 6″ (3.8 m) working width
  • Chevron rubber roller conditioner with double belt drive for less maintenance and more durability
  • Spring-loaded pivoting cutterbar to keep the knives out of the soil for less ash and more protection of the stubble
  • New windrow spreader plates make for a uniform density windrow

The ROLLANT 520 round baler.

ROLLANT 520 round baler

The new ROLLANT 520 4 x 4 fixed-chamber round baler features an updated design and upgrades for better fermentation in properly formed bales. The result for the operator is reduced spoilage, improved milk production and reduced labor and materials loss. More efficiently packed bales mean fewer bales to handle and more feed per bale.

The ROLLANT 520 includes eight newly designed heavy-duty rollers that have 4 mm wall thickness and shafts bolted to 15 mm-thick flanges for improved strength and durability when baling tough crops.

Additional features of the ROLLANT 520 include:

  • Updated drive concept for longer heavy-duty use
  • Reinforced frame that’s 20 percent thicker than the 300 Series
  • 14-knife ROTO CUT chopping system for maximum throughput
  • Hydraulic drop floor for blockage clearing
  • 15 mm-thick flanges for improved durability

The VOLTO 55 TH tedder.

VOLTO 55 TH tedder

The tedder offers a faster ground speed and a more even spread pattern with the MAX SPREAD tine system. The very strong tube tine arms and PERMALINK drive system allow for high workloads for heavy windrow conditions. The folding and tilt make it fast to move from field to field.

Additional features of the VOLTO 55 TH include:

  • Reinforced tine arms and supports for longer life
  • Equal length tines for less contact to reduce ash in the crop
  • Hydraulic folding and tilt
  • Adjustable tine angle for slower PTO speed to save leaves in alfalfa or clover

CLAAS will feature their new baler and hay tool products at the 2019 Farm Progress Show from August 27 to 29, in Decatur, IL.