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Prize to CLAAS for the MCC MAX system

by Giovanni M. Losavio
November 2015 | Back

At Agritechnica 2015, the MCC MAX device for conditioning corn silage, absolute first for the cracker rollers by CLAAS, won the DLG silver medal for innovation. The MCC MAX is an advanced system for silage in the JAGUAR forage harvester of corn with cutting lengths between 7.0 and 22 millimetres. What characterizes this device is the saw-toothed profile of the rollers, each of which is equipped with thirty annular segments which, in turn, have a design and a positioning such as to optimize the friction, cutting and shredding of the product. The device developed by CLAAS allows the conditioning of crops in an even more intensive way, improving the shredding of the corn stalks, with very high performance levels for a wide range of lengths and percentage of dry matter. “The intensive shredding increases the amount of digestible corn starch, resulting in a higher amount of milk and reducing the amount of supplementary food”, says Alexander Kirchbeck of Product Management at CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH. In short, the MCC MAX device can achieve the desired grain incision regardless of size, which is very beneficial not only for farmers (from the point of view of nutrition and well-being of livestock), but also for biogas plant operators. As explained in a technical note from the German company, MCC MAX originates from farming operators to take advantage of new technologies aimed on the one hand to improve the incision of the grain, digestibility and compression inside the silo and the properties of corn silage, and on the other, increasing the energy coming from the grain.



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