The most visible change on the latest version of the RB344 fixed chamber round baler is the new side panelling. There are two models, the RB344F Rotor Feeder and RB344R Rotor Cutter. Producing 120cm x 125cm bales, both are said to work comfortably behind tractors of less than 80hp.

With top hinges and gas strut supports, the new wide opening side panel is said to improve service and maintenance access. It also protects spare rolls of net wrap. Rubber bumpers on both sides of the tailgate’s frame ensure that it closes quietly, while the wiring harness now runs inside the bull bar and the front lights have been repositioned.

The higher-quality drive chains with chromised pins and hardened plates used to drive the stripper roll, bale chamber, floor roll and pick-up are said to reduce maintenance costs. Main drive, stripper roll, and drive side rotor bearings have also been upgraded with seals that prevent dust contamination.

A hydraulic rotor reverser is optional for the Rotor Feeder model. This uses a free-run clutch, allowing the operator to reverse the rotor to clear a blockage from the cab.