The innovative knotter design on the QUADRANT 3400 square baler
for binding bales was the only gold medal winner in the harvesting
category at SIMA.
Claas Quadrant 3400
With its new QUADRANT 3400 CLAAS has opened a new chapter in agricultural
balers 18 years after it introduced the first square baler, the
QUADRANT 1200. Its completely new design satisfies the demands
of farmers and straw handlers alike for highest baling densities
and increased power.
Rapid and maximum throughput
Each and every component on the QUADRANT 3400 has been designed
to provide speed and high throughput: It generates approximately
40% more throughput than an equivalent QUADRANT 2200 and opens
up new application areas, such as hemp bales. What is more, with
the QUADRANT 3400, bales can now be created in Euro format (120
cm x 100 cm). Prior to development, these precise bale dimensions
were often requested by European straw dealers to ensure the
optimum loading of different HGVs and standard dimensions.
The QUADRANT 3400 combines 85 years experience in baler construction.
It is the most powerful machine on the market for hay and straw,
yet is still suitable for silage, making it the largest silage
Day-to-day benefits for your farm
The hydraulic pickup offers a working width of 2.35 m and adjusts
perfectly to the ground. Even rough swaths are gathered up quickly
and cleanly. In addition, the QUADRANT 3400 is fitted with CLAAS’ patented
front-mounted dual roller crop press, which has already demonstrated
its ability in other CLAAS balers. It presses the crop perfectly,
accelerates the crop flow and actively transfers it to the rotor.
The small distance between the pickup and the rotor guarantees
the efficient interaction between both components.
rotor on the new QUADRANT 3400 transports the harvested crop to
the new, hydraulically controlled rotor. With a width of 1.3 m
and a diameter of 86 cm, this is the largest rotor available on
the market. Peak loads of more than 60 tonnes per hour can be processed
with ease, even if working with heavy swaths of wet silage.
Top quality silage
Bale silage has become firmly accepted amongst grassland farmers.
CLAAS’ switchable antechamber system (Intelligent Feeding
System) offers a baler with a hydraulically controlled packer and
an adjustable antechamber. As a result, the QUADRANT 3400 can produce
easy to wrap silage bales under any swath conditions and can be
used many more hours each year.
Energy-rich, delicious silage is essential for ensuring high milk
production. To produce this you require three things: a short crop,
a high baling density and an oxygen-free atmosphere. The CLAAS
ROTO CUT currently offers the quickest cutting frequency (28,000
cuts per minute) and can achieve cut lengths of just 45 mm.
Two hydraulic cutterbar protectors prevent the QUADRANT 3400 from
overloading. The hinged cutter housing fitted exclusively on CLAAS
square balers allows you to eliminate stoppages conveniently from
the cab and also offers easy access to the knives.
Innovative high-speed binding system
Perfect knotting is closely entwined with the success of CLAAS.
In 1921 the Claas brothers developed a knotting mechanism, which
was awarded a silver DLG medal in 1924. This patented knotter has
been continually developed over the past 85 years. Now, the award-winning
knotter technology used in the QUADRANT 3400 provides the highest
level of efficiency.
Thanks to its newly developed drive, the new CLAAS knotter can
operate at different speeds during the knotting process. The needle
has been accelerated, remains protected by the ram for longer and
knots can be performed at reduced speed. This reduces tying times
and at the same time increases the reliability of the knots.
swivel unit also enables a shorter needle to be used. As a result
the time needed to feed the twine is reduced, the twine delivery
is optimised and tying the knots can be started sooner. The twine
is held in place during baling by means of a controlled twine clamping
device. This increases the pressure during baling and reduces it
during knotting. In addition, there are no unwanted twine ends
from double knotting.
Power belt drive
The power belt drive, which is also used on the CLAAS LEXION and
JAGUAR, combines power and overload protection. It detects peak
loads and displays these in the communicator. If overloading occurs,
the power belt drive is disengaged automatically. The cutter housing
then expands so that the rotor can work itself free. This prevents
power peaks when a blockage occurs and so stops the QUADRANT 3400
The design ensures outstanding efficiency by transmitting all power
along short, straight paths and using a free-running flywheel with
a diameter of 980 mm. This means that less energy is required to
harvest each tonne of crop resulting in significant fuel savings.
Overview of the QUADRANT 3400:
- Large balers for
straw, hay and silage
- Highest throughput on the market - for straw,
hay, silage or hemp
- Ideal bale size for transporting: 120 cm x
- Optimum use of loading capacities within the discharge
- Hydraulic pickup with a 2.35 m working width
- Dual roller crop
press for accelerated crop flow
- Aggressive high-performance rotor,
with a diameter of 86 cm, the largest rotor on the market
ROTO CUT system (QUADRANT 3400 RC) with maximum cutting frequency:
28.000 cuts per minute
- New, hydraulically controlled rotor for
- New, adjustable antechamber for perfect compression
adjustment from the cab
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