CLEAN KNOTTERS FOR ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITYKnotter reliability is at the heart of the baling process. After all, knot quality is what keeps a bale a bale instead of a mound of material. The redesigned knotter shielding keeps the knotters free from debris for improved performance. Advanced computational fluid dynamic technology was used to analyse the airflow around the knotters, and areas of stagnant air, which were potential build-up sites, were identified. Three fans have been precision-placed to nip debris accumulation in the bud. For operations that work in particularly dusty conditions, such as those baling maize straw, an optional automatic blow-off kit can be specified, which directs a jet of high pressure air into the knotters. This is efficiently powered by the tractors pneumatic brakes. The frequency is controlled via the IntelliView™ monitor.