Pickup design improves capacity and durability
Large-diameter stripper and five teeth bars provide high picking capacity
Forged cam-track links improve reliability
The C451R and C461R Balers use the premium pickup that is also equipped on high-spec V4X1R Variable Chamber Balers. To fit all conditions, the baler is available with a 2-m (6.56-ft) or 2.2-m (7.22-ft) width.
The pickup, driven by 19.05-mm (0.75-in.) heavy-duty chains, features five tubular tine bars with a low rotating speed. The large-diameter strippers allow five tine bars in the pickup. With bearings added to the cam track, all these features provide a smooth and quiet ride with extended uptime.
In addition to the high-spec features, the C451R and C461R benefit from stainless-steel strippers, a market exclusive. Stainless steel provides the following advantages:
- No rust
- Constant gliding capacity
- High resistance to aggressive additives such as propionic acids
The C451R and C461R Balers pickup uses the cam-track design, providing a better solution to harvesting wet crops. Contrary to the cam-less design, the cam track
- pickup: Features a short space between the tines and rotor, limiting dead zone
- Avoids pinching area, so no crops are plugged into the pickup drums
High-capacity (HC) rotor for higher productivity and durability
MaxiCut™ HC 25 Premium has a single axis for rotor and converging augers
HC rotor limits plugs
To maximize productivity in the toughest swaths, the F441R Baler features an HC Premium rotor design. Exclusive 48-cm (18.9-in.) converging augers are aligned with the rotor, limiting the free space between pickup teeth and rotor. Plugging risk is also decreased and crop transfer is highly improved. The simple HC Premium rotor design also reduces the number of moving parts and provides reliability. For example, stress on the rotor is distributed along the rotor to avoid overhang load on the bearings.
Additionally, all rotors feature tines that are made of Hardox® wear plate which drastically improves wear resistance, especially in rocky fields (Hardox wear plate tines provide 80 percent or more resistance versus traditional S700 grade steel).
The C451R and C461R are only available with a precutter, offering space between knives as short as 40 mm (1.57 in.) or 80 mm (3.15 in.).
|MaxiCut HC 13 Premium
|MaxiCut HC 25 Premium
Number of knives
0, 12, 13, 25
Space between knives
(full crop length)
80 mm (3.15 in.)
40 mm (1.57 in.) or
80 mm (3.15 in.)
Best use (crop type)
Silage, hay, and straw
Silage, hay, and straw
Drop floor can remove the worst plugs
Drop floor covers rotor full width
Parallel kinematics avoids narrowing
No matter the operator experience, plugs can still occur, especially with large silage swaths. The C451R and C461R are equipped as a base with a drop floor unplugging system. The drop floor features exclusive advantages, such as:
- Full-width design - by covering the full pickup width, the device can remove plugs, even located under converging augers.
- Parallel kinematic - no rear or front hinge means no narrowing. The F441R drop floor offers a constant 40-mm (1.6-in.) free space through the feeding channel when activated. This is enough to decompress the crops and avoid crop loss.
No matter the precutter or monitor type, the drop floor unplugging system can be easily managed from the cab.
Hardox is a trademark of SSAB Technology AB.
Select number of knives from the cab to increase uptime
Knife activation from the BaleTrak™ monitor
Knife sets from the cab with MaxiCut HC 25 Premium
The C451R and C461R can be used on several kinds of crops, in which knives can be engaged or removed. No matter the rotor type or monitor, this operation is easily managed from the cab.
When using the MaxiCut HC 25 Premium precutter, crops can be cut as short as 40 mm (1.57 in.), but only half of the knives can be engaged. This system proposes to use two different sets of knives for the same cutting width, to allow the use of sharp knives longer. By using sharpened knives versus blunt, fuel consumption can be decreased by up to 10 percent.
High cutting quality provides better forage
Double-heat treatment for concise cut and long life
Individual knife security for quality forage
The C451R and C461R Balers are efficient in baling a high amount of cut silage. The MaxiCut HC 13 Premium and MaxiCut HC 25 Premium feature exclusive high- quality knives, providing several advantages:
- Bulk heat treatment to reduce risk of knife breakage.
- Surface heat treatment of the cutting area to provide better cutting quality and knife durability.
A knife slot fillers set is delivered as standard with all machines featuring the precutter. When using the MaxiCut HC Premium pickup without knives, dust and harvest matter can fill knife slots. This keeps the knives from returning to the cutting position, and plugs must be manually removed to free the knives.