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VARIANT 485 - 460


The ideal relationship – close, understanding and reliable.

VARIANT 485 - 460


The ideal relationship – close, understanding and reliable.


VARIANT 485-460
  • Quick tying, thanks to high belt speeds
  • More precise twine or net wrapping, thanks to new intake plate
  • Save time with the automatic start of the tying system
  • Twine tying for well-formed, stable bales

Bale, bind and on to the next.

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.

VARIANT 485-460

The patented intake plate.

Developed by CLAAS, and patented by CLAAS – the newly developed guiding plate works in two stages, and ensures an even more reliable tying of the bale. The plate opens during the baling process, and this prevents feed matter from accumulating. The plate closes again during the tying process. This ensures that the net or twine is guided optimally. The result is an extremely reliable tying system – and extremely satisfied operators.

Fully automatic: start of tying.

Both net wrapping and double-twine tying start fully automatically. The easily adjustable, precise tying mechanism ensures compact bales that keep their shape. There's a lot of storage space in the VARIANT for the necessary work materials. You decide whether to stow two net rolls or up to ten twine rolls on board.

Fast and precise: twine tying.

Whether using net wrapping or tying with double twine, the VARIANT is highly impressive in the field. Following the fully automatic start, the easily adjustable precision tying system grips the bale tightly, producing solid bales that hold their shape – and at record speed, thanks to a bale rotation of 3 m/s.

VARIANT 485-460

Good things don't need to take time – they can be fast.

  • 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
VARIANT 485-460

CLAAS Covered net wrapping.

The special net wrap linkage and the lateral spirals adjust the brake force to the decreasing net roll diameter. This ensures a consistent net tension and optimal coverage of the bale from edge to edge. The benefit for you: compact bales that keep their shape and are ready for further processing.

Optional: the CLAAS Covered XW net wrapping.

No matter whether with hay, straw or silage – the optional, extra-wide wrapping will deliver perfectly shaped, sturdy bales. The spiral rollers on the VARIANT ensure optimal overlapping and, consequently, protection of the bale edges. The ideal wrap material is the extra-wide, 1.30-m net roll ROLLATEX PRO XW.

VARIANT 485-460

Wrapping and tying in easy view.

In order that you can see exactly where it's all happening, how the work is progressing, and if it's progressing at all, the wrap is located in an easily visible area, as is usual with CLAAS balers. The wide-opening panel allows for convenient cleaning and maintenance.

Net and twine for professionals.

Maximum wrapping reliability and optimal reliability with ORIGINAL CLAAS BALETEX baler twine and with CLAAS ROLLATEX PRO net for optimal edge coverage. With CLAAS Covered XW wrapping, the ROLLATEX PRO XW 1.3 m is optimally fitted to meet your requirements.

  • Technical data | Tying
    Net wrapping
    Twine tying
    Convenient wrapping and tying
    CLAAS Covered net wrapping
    CLAAS Covered XW net wrapping

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