New Claas Baler features new rollers and a stronger chassis


Claas Rollant 540
Claas Rollant 540

The latest Rollant 540 fixed-chamber round baler features new rollers and a stronger chassis, with the choice of net or film wrapping.

The machiene makes bales with a diameter of 1.25 m and width of 1.22 m. The baling chamber is formed by 16 rollers, made from 4-mm-thick steel plate.

Claas says the serrated profile of the rollers maintains optimum bale rotation even under moist conditions.

Bearing and power transmission functions are performed via specially hardened 50-mm diameter lateral axle stubs on the input drive side.

They are flange-mounted on the roller body, and can be individually replaced if necessary.

The tailgate closing rams are arranged horizontally at the sides, resulting in high baling pressures.

The new design also reduces the pressure exerted on the tailgate and ram bearing structures. For maximum bale density, forces of up to 180 bar can be applied to the rams.

To further increase density, the Rollant 540 can also be supplied with the MPS II system as an option.

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With MPS, a segment bearing three of the baling rollers pivots into the chamber for additional bale compression, early bale rotation, and a perfectly uniform bale shape.

Optimum chain lubrication, even during long working days

The baling rollers are driven solely from the left hand side of the machine. Each roller has direct drive, Claas says this results in uniform force distribution to the rollers with a lower power requirement.

The chains are lubricated via an eccentric pump, with oil supply from a 6.3-l storage tank. Lubrication is applied precisely when and where required, at the rotation points of the chain links.

High-performance pick-up ensures optimum crop flow

A 2.10-m-wide controlled pick-up retrieves the crop reliably and efficiently, and a double flattening roller is available as optional equipment. This improves crop flow, especially for particularly large and small swaths, and promotes uniform bale formation. Two lateral feed augers provide a reliable supply to the rotor.

The optional chopping mechanism has 15 knives, with a theoretical cut length of 70 mm. The knives can be swung in from the cab, and have individual protection against damage from foreign objects. When blockages occur, the cutting chamber can be lowered with a command from the control terminal. This provides an extremely user-friendly system for the driver, and minimises downtime. There is also a lower power requirement for restarting the mechanism afterwards.

Choice of net or film wrapping

In the Rollant 540, the user has a choice between net and film wrapping. Changing the wrapping mode is a tool-free operation, performed simply by adjusting the side screws of the guide roller. A ramp on the right side of the machine simplifies the task of loading the wrapping system. A replacement roll – either film or net – can also be carried.

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