On display for the first time in the UK at this year’s Grassland
event will be the new twin rotor CLAAS LINER, which includes a
wider working addition to the twin-rotor range. All of the new
models have been designed to provide a clean swath with increased
outputs, both in the field but also through savings in time lost
to service and transport.
The new LINER 2900 twin rotor rake.A total of four models are available, all of which have infinitely
adjustable working widths. The new LINER 2600, 2700 and 2800 models
are direct replacements for the previous LINER 680, 780 and 880
models, and offer raking widths from 6.0m up to 8.3m.
However the LINER 2900 is a new addition to the range and has an
infinitely variable working width from 8.0m up to 9.0m, with a
central swath width ranging from 1.4m up to 2.4m.
PROFIX tine fixing
Rotor diameters range from 2.9m to 3.8m and are fitted with 11,
12 or 14 tine carrier arms, each carrying four double tines.
On the three larger models, the tine arms are mounted using the
new CLAAS PROFIX grooved tine fixing system which holds the arm
firmly in place, but allows it to be quickly and easily removed
if necessary. These models also use a heavy-duty swathing bell
with sealed drives.
Each of the rotors is fitted with a Cardan suspension system that
ensures that the tines stay parallel to the ground for clean swathing.
The rotors are carried on a four-wheel chassis on which the wheels
extend out to the inner edge of the tines to ensure optimum ground
following, with the option of a six-wheel chassis on the LINER
2700 and above. To ensure that the LINER accurately follows the
tractor when turning and avoid scuffing, all models also feature
an active steering system connecting the headstock to the rear
On the LINER 2700, 2800 and 2900, as standard each of the rotors
can be lifted and lowered independently using a three-way valve
or with the new CLAAS Standard Terminal (CST) which comes as standard
with the LINER 2900 and is an option with the LINER 2800.
Downtime and transport time reduced
To keep maintenance downtime simple and as quick as possible, both
rotors are driven through a low-load ‘Y’ gearbox, with
all the main drives easily accessible and only need lubricating
every 250 hours.
For transport, all four models can be quickly and easily folded
from the drivers seat. To further reduce time, the new LINER is
designed so that as it is folded, the rotors automatically retract
downwards. This not only helps to lower the centre of gravity,
but means that even the largest LINER 2900 with its 3.8m diameter
rotors folds to a transport height of just 4.0m without needing
to remove any tines. In addition, all four models are suitable
for transport at 50kph.
arms per rotor
tines per arm
In addition to these
four new twin-rotor models, the CLAAS LINER range also includes
four single rotor mounted models with working widths from 3.5m
up to 4.6m, plus the four-rotor trained LINER 3000 with has an
infinitely variable working width ranging from 9.6m up to 12.2m.
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