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New Holland BigBaler 340 Plus CropCutter™ Rotor Cutter

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Features

CROPCUTTER™ FEEDING SYSTEM

GET THE BENEFITS OF SHORTER CHOP LENGTH

Chopping crop as it’s fed into the baler provides a number of advantages. The shorter particle length allows for tighter packing of material in the bale, better fermentation in silage bales due to less air in the bale and more anaerobic bacteria activity. Cutting silage, hay or straw bales also allows for more efficient feeding and spreading of material. New Holland offers two CropCutter™ processing options—the high-performance Rotor Cutter feeding system and the more simple, economical Packer Cutter system.

ROTOR CUTTER (BIGBALER 330 PLUS/340 PLUS ONLY)

New Holland’s Rotor Cutter System gives you a widest range of chop lengths to match specific forage requirements. Select from two cut length configurations—the short cut configuration delivers chop length as small as 1.5 inches, while the medium cut configuration delivers a chop length of 3.0 inches. The proven W-shaped rotor pattern divides the power requirement equally and also ensures an equal distribution of crop. The rotor now matches the width of the pre-compression chamber for straight-through, smoother crop flow, increased flake density and capacity.

ABRASION RESISTANT OPTION

A new abrasion resistant rotor feeder option is available from the factory, and provides high wear resistance when working in cornstalks and sugarcane trash.

SLIDE-OUT KNIFE DRAWER

The industry-leading, one-piece, slide-out knife drawer makes knife inspection and sharpening fast and easy. Sharp knives require less power and lead to a more consistent cut length.

PACKER CUTTER (BIG BALER 230 PLUS/330 PLUS ONLY)

The simple, effective Packer Cutter uses three packer forks and six double tines to feed the crop through a set of serrated knives and into the pre-compression chamber. It allows for chop lengths as short as 4.5 inches. The packer slip clutch features a more durable design for long life and reliable performance. For convenience, you can engage and disengage the cutter function from the tractor seat. Unlike competitive designs using tines or rotor lobes of the same length, New Holland’s staggered tine lengths/rotor lobes prevent the crop from pinching, which reduces crop damage, accelerated baler wear and the need for increased tractor horsepower. A fill-flow floor improves crop flow in high-moisture conditions.

Specifications

BigBaler 340 Plus CropCutter™ Rotor Cutter  
Bale dimensions  
Width in. (mm) 47.2 (1200)
Height in. (mm) 35.4 (900)
Maximum length in. (mm) 108 (3000)
Tractor requirements  
Minimum PTO power hp 160
PTO speed rpm 1000
Hydraulic remotes  
Single axle 3
Tandem Axle 3
Main drive  
Protection Shearbolt, overrunning clutch and slip clutch
Flywheel weight lbs. (kg) 584 (265)
MaxiSweep™ pick-up  
Width-flare to flare in. (mm) 92.6 ( 2352)
Width-tine to tine in. (mm) 86.6 (2200)
Flotation Adjustable spring
Hydraulic pick-up lift Standard
Gauge wheels 15 X 6.00-6-4ply 2
Pick-up protection Slip clutch
Torque Setting ft. lbs. (Nm) 1475 (2000)
Rotor cutter pickup cut out clutch ft. lbs. (Nm) Optional - 1549 (2100)
High performance rotor stop Optional
CropCutter™ system  
Abrasion resistant knife options 15 or 29
Knife distance in. (mm) 3.1 (78) or 1.5 (39)
Knife removal Sliding knife drawer
Knife activation, in - out Hydraulic
Knife protection Individual springs
Feeding system  
Feeder Rotor Width 47.2 in./1200 mm "W" tine configuration
Feeder protection Cut-out clutch
Stuffer Fork type with 6 tines
Stuffer protection Shearbolt
Pre-compression chamber, volume ft.3 (m³) 10.6 (0.3)
Plunger  
Speed strokes/min 48
Length of stroke in. (mm) 28 (710)
Tying system  
Type Double knot type
Number of twines 6
Knotter fan type Electric
Knotter fan number 3
Knotter function alert IntelliView™ monitor and visual
Knotter lubrication Automatic greasing
Twine ball capacity 32
Bale density system  
Proportional 3-way control IntelliView™ monitor controlled
Manual override Standard
Electronic control system  
ISO 11783 connection ready Standard
IntelliView™ III touch screen color monitor Optional
IntelliView™ IV touch screen color monitor Optional
Tires  
Single axle 600/55X22.5 12 PR or 700/40X22.5 16 PR
Tandem axle with Auto-Steer™ 500/50X17 14 PR
Large wheeled tandem axle with Auto-Steer™ 550/45XR22.5
Baler dimensions  
Length chute closed (single piece) in. (mm) 327.4 (8315)
Width (single axle 600/55X22.5 12PR tires) in. (mm) 116.1 (2948)
Width (single axle 700/40XR22.5 16 PR tires) in. (mm) 117.5 (2984)
Width (tandem axle 500/50X17 14PR tires) in. (mm) 109.5 (2782)
Width (large wheeled tandem axle 550/45XR22.5 tires) in. (mm) 113.2 (2876)
Width (large wheeled tandem axle 620/50XR22.5 tires) in. (mm) 116.0 (2946)
Height (single axle) in. (mm) 126.9 (3223)
Height (tandem axle) in. (mm) 126.9 (3223)
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