Claas Variant 360

Bramble

Member
Bought one last year, 2007 model only 17000 bales, and put 1500 bales of mostly straw and some silage through it. ECU went wrong on it on the side of it, had a new one from Claas £700, otherwise it went OK. Definitely faster than the NH 658 it replaced, but probably a bit more ‘delicate’.

Went it’s going well its great, but if something is wrong it seems tricky to diagnose and difficult to fix. Maybe I just need to get to know the baler better. The NH was pretty simple and easy to fix in comparison and would just keep going until it broke properly.

I don’t regret the change though, the other alternative in my budget I looked at were NH BR balers, but they all had a lot more bales on them
 

gatepost

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Location
Cotswolds
Bought one last year, 2007 model only 17000 bales, and put 1500 bales of mostly straw and some silage through it. ECU went wrong on it on the side of it, had a new one from Claas £700, otherwise it went OK. Definitely faster than the NH 658 it replaced, but probably a bit more ‘delicate’.

Went it’s going well its great, but if something is wrong it seems tricky to diagnose and difficult to fix. Maybe I just need to get to know the baler better. The NH was pretty simple and easy to fix in comparison and would just keep going until it broke properly.

I don’t regret the change though, the other alternative in my budget I looked at were NH BR balers, but they all had a lot more bales on them
Thanks for that, running a NH BR now and has been very good, apart from a few age related things, but easy to repair your self, just getting long in tooth, so considering a change, as you do.
 

Bramble

Member
Thanks for that, running a NH BR now and has been very good, apart from a few age related things, but easy to repair your self, just getting long in tooth, so considering a change, as you do.
I was looking at BR 7070’s as an alternative
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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