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VARIANT 470 / 450

The entry-level model.

Every field is different, every day is different, and every harvest is different from the one before. That's no problem, because, with its high productivity and optimum convenience for the operator, the VARIANT is right at home in any field. Whatever the crop – hay, straw, silage or regenerating raw materials such as hemp – CLAAS has the right VARIANT for contractors and  machinery syndicates alike.

VARIANT 470 / 450

VARIANT 470 / 450

The entry-level model.

Every field is different, every day is different, and every harvest is different from the one before. That's no problem, because, with its high productivity and optimum convenience for the operator, the VARIANT is right at home in any field. Whatever the crop – hay, straw, silage or regenerating raw materials such as hemp – CLAAS has the right VARIANT for contractors and  machinery syndicates alike.

Wrapping.

VARIANT 470 / 450
  • Fast wrapping, thanks to high belt speeds
  • More precise twine or net wrapping, thanks to new feed plate
  • Save time with the automatic start of the wrapping system
  • Twine wrapping for firm bales that will hold their shape

Bale, bind and on to the next bale.

Round baling systems require the machine to stop briefly while the bale is wrapped or tied. However, even in this respect, the VARIANT offers a crucial benefit with its speed and efficiency. The process starts automatically once the desired bale diameter has been reached. The high belt speed of 3 m/s ensures an extremely fast tying cycle, making it possible to continue baling right away without wasting any time.

The patented intake plate.

Developed and patented by CLAAS: the new intake plate has two operating positions, for even more reliable bale wrapping. During the baling phase, the plate is open, preventing crop material buildup. Then, during the wrapping phase, the plate closes, for precise positioning of the net or twine. It all adds up to a highly reliable wrapping system – and very satisfied machine operators.

VARIANT 470 / 450

Fully automatic start of wrapping.

Wrapping starts fully automatically, for both net and dual-twine wrapping. The VARIANT's storage compartment offers plenty of space for your wrapping materials. You can stow two rolls of net, or up to ten twine rolls, as you prefer.

Fast and precise: twine tying.

The VARIANT delivers outstanding wrapping and tying performance, with either net or dual twine. Following the fully automatic start, the easily adjustable, precisely operating wrapping system sets about producing firm bales with excellent shape retention – and all at record speed, thanks to the 3-m/s bale rotation.

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Net wrapping
Twine tying

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VARIANT 470 / 450

Good things can sometimes be fast as well.

  • Cleanly shaped bales with the new CLAAS Covered net wrapping
  • New CLAAS Covered XW net wrapping for perfect bales right to the edge
  • Perfect overview, cleaning and maintenance, thanks to the wide-opening cover
  • Optimal quality: ORIGINAL CLAAS BALETEX twine and CLAAS ROLLATEX PRO net

CLAAS Covered net wrapping.

The diameter of the net roll decreases with each bale. Yet the net has to be kept at a constant tension, for edge-to-edge coverage of the wrapped bale. To meet this requirement, the net roll brake force is adjusted by a special net wrap linkage and lateral spirals. The result is firm bales that will hold their shape and are ideally prepared for further processing.

Optional equipment: CLAAS Covered XW net wrapping.

For hay, straw or silage, the XW (extra-wide) net wrapping system, available as optional equipment, is your guarantee of perfectly formed bales that will hold their shape. The spiral rollers used in the VARIANT provide a net overlap at the bale edges. This means the bales are ideally protected for road transport and storage. The extra-wide ROLLATEX PRO XW 1.3-m net roll makes an ideal wrapping material.

Clear view of the wrapping operation.

To enable you to keep an eye on the wrapping operation, and make sure things are happening where and when they should, the wrapping system remains clearly visible at all times, as is usual with CLAAS balers. The wide-opening inspection cover allows easy cleaning and servicing.

Net and twine for professionals.

Optimum wrapping strength and reliability: ORIGINAL CLAAS BALETEX twine and CLAAS ROLLATEX PRO net for full edge coverage. The CLAAS Covered XW wrapping system uses 1.3-m-wide ROLLATEX PRO XW net.

VARIANT470450
CLAAS Covered net wrapping
CLAAS Covered XW net wrapping

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