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TAS Country : September 23rd 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010 Tasmanian Country 25 Ad feature Hay and silage season Technology in a class of its own GOING FOR GOLD: Gold medals were awarded to a camera-based monitoring system and an on-board monitoring system. These balers ... are fitted with the optional Uniwrap system, they are capable of baling and wrapping about 60 bales an hour --- up to 30 per cent faster than previous models' CLAAS continues to set the pace for innovation in harvesting technology, claiming another two gold medals at Agritechnica --- Europe's huge farm equip- ment show --- last year. The awards recognised two automated systems for the company's flagship Jaguar and Lexion forage and grain harvesters. The first medal was awarded to a camera-based monitoring system that automatically controls fill- ing operations in forage wagons, greatly reducing operator fatigue and im- proving efficiency. The second was awarded to an on-board monitoring system that evaluates more than 50 settings on Lexion combine har- vesters and then recom- mends the best settings for optimal performance. Landpower marketing head Rob Massina said the same pursuit of excellence was evident right across CLAAS' ''green line'' range of fodder harvesting and handling equipment. Recent additions to the company's range of disc mowers include the Disco 8400C and 9100C, two ''but- terfly'' configurations that achieving whopping cut- ting widths of 8.4m and 9.1m respectively. They incorporate CLAAS' active-float system that allows the operator to adjust the suspension pres- sure from the cab to ensure a clean cut and minimal risk of soil contamination. ''This enables the oper- ator to adjust the ground pressure of the mowing bar without leaving the tractor seat,'' Massina said. Other new models in- clude the Disco 3100TC, a trailed centre pivot mower with a 3m cutting width. Two single-acting rams on either side of the draw- bar allow the mower to accurately match the track width of the tractor, which is not possible with a double-acting ram system. The 90cm x 210cm grouper places two swaths side-by-side. The conveyor speed, and therefore the throwing dis- tance, is continuously vari- able to ensure the crop can be placed accurately on the neighbouring swath. Complimenting these additions are the CLAAS Rollant 454RC and 455RC round balers. ''These balers are second to none,'' Massina said. ''Fitted with the optional Uniwrap system, they are capable of baling and wrap- ping about 60 bales an hour --- up to 30 per cent faster than previous models.'' lso new is the super- capacity Liner 4000 swather which boasts a maximum working width of 15m, ideal for large-scale harvesting. NORTH EAST AG SALES Compare our prices on: New Holland Hay & Sileage Equipment Mower blade & rake tynes for most mowers and rakes Silvan carted Finger Wheel Rakes Full range Croplands spray equipment 15 Ten Mile Track Scottsdale 7260 Ph Rod 0419 523 085 Ph: 6352 3997 Fax 6352 3979 2068146-33 pre-season packages. p • CLAAS Variant round balers deliver perfect bales in all crop conditions with simple and easy to use operator controls. Greenline Ultimate forage technology. Efficiency and productivity plus. The CLAAS Greenline range offers super-advanced technology for all your forage harvest needs. In a competitive livestock environment, fodder quality and nutritional consistency are critical. CLAAS gives you the edge. CLAAS forage harvesters, mowers, rakes, tedders and balers deliver optimum product performance and reliability. Call your regional CLAAS dealership today. IMC LPA 1686 BALER TC www.landpower.com.au 1800 4 CLAAS 25227 4 1800
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