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MAY 2018
Grass & Muck 2018
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Five new additions to
Claas range on display
Claas will have a total of five new additions from its
extensive green harvest, tractor and material handling
ranges on display and working at this year's FTMTA Grass
& Muck event.
New at this year's event will be:
Jaguar 970 (type 498) with Pick Up 300;
Torion 1812 wheel loader;
Volto 55 tedder;
Axion 900 (tier 4F); and
Arion 600 (tier 4F).
Jaguar 970
The Jaguar forage harvester always attracts a large crowd
when working at grassland demonstrations. Visitors to this
year's event will be able to see the latest 775hp Jaguar 970
(type 498) with the new Pick Up 300 header being put
through its paces.
"New features on the Jaguar 970 and the more powerful
top-of-the-range Jaguar 980 include a continuously
variable drive. This uses a combination of a mechanical
and hydraulic drive to provide high power transmission
at a constant speed, so providing a more powerful and
consistent drive to attachments such as the Direct Disc or
maize headers," a Claas spokesperson said.
"An additional option is a continuously variable front
attachment drive that automatically adjusts the front
attachment speed relative to the chop length, for a more
even crop flow and improved chop quality."
Other new features include a hydraulic clamping system
for the shearbar and improvements to the sharpening
system and automatic concave adjustment so that the
distance between the concave and blades remains
constant as the blades wear.
First working display of Torion
On display for the first time in Ireland will be the new
Torion 1812 wheel loader, which will be showing off its
capabilities in the clamp. Powered by a 195hp Leibherr
four-cylinder engine, the Torion 1812 has a tipping load
capacity of 11 tonnes and an operating weight of 18.7
tonnes.
"A particular feature of the Torion is its massive torque of
1,215Nm, which comes in at just 1,100rpm, which is far
higher than any competing machine and ensures it has
no shortage of pushing power. Drive is through a split-
power CVT Cmatic transmission again another first for a
machine of this type," the spokesperson said.
"Another unique feature is the Torion's extremely low
running cost. In addition to its minimal fuel consumption
and high productivity, the engine only needs servicing
every 2,000 hours, and the transmission checked at 3,000
and serviced at 6,000 hours, far longer than with any other
competing machine."
Volto 55 tedder
The new four-rotor Volto 55 replaces the Volto 52 and
includes innovations such as the Permalink drive and the
Max Spread crop flow concept, previously only available
on larger models in the range. It has a working width of
5.2m, making it ideal for use in combination with 2.1m
or 3.0m wide Disco mowers on small-to-medium-sized
farms, according to the company.
"Unlike conventional straight tines, with Max Spread the
tines are angled by 29 degrees. This has the benefit that
more crop is collected as each arm has a longer sweep.
Once collected, the crop flows between the rotors in a
straight line, so reducing crop damage."
Latest Arion and Axion tractors
The latest additions to the Axion and Arion ranges include
the new touchscreen CEBIS terminal and the addition of a
new CIS+ specification.
"The new touchscreen CEBIS terminal makes it extremely
easy and simple to enter, set and change settings, using
the clearly arranged user interface. With CIS+, electronic
spool valves and the Cmatic CVT transmission are now
available without needing the full CEBIS specification.
"Other new features include a more powerful addition to
the Axion range, the 445hp Axion 960. As with the rest of
the Axion range, this is powered by the latest FPT Cursor 9
engine with a variable geometry turbo."
Claas Volto .
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