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CLAAS Product News 2011
CLAAS has launched a new "Super LEXION", the fastest combine harvester of all time. With the new generation of the LEXION, CLAAS has introduced two model series that are a lot faster, much more comfortable, even more productive and yet more economical.
CLAAS's specialists presented the new 700 and 600 series to around 150 international journalists and more than 2000 customers from all over Europe at Loermann Farm over a three-week period. The 700 series with APS threshing system and residual grain separation by rotors (APS Hybrid) was presented side by side with the 600 series with APS and residual kernel separation by straw-walker (APS Straw-walker Technology).
The new LEXION is caught in a "speed trap" doing 41 kph before the eyes of the international agricultural press. This makes it the world's fastest combine harvester.
What are the other outstanding features of the new LEXION? The spectators were astounded, in particular, by the high road speed achieved by the newly developed TERRA TRAC full suspension chassis. The new machines have a top speed of 40 kph, so the customer spends far less time in transit between fields.
In addition to a newly developed, ultra-comfortable cab, the LEXION features an all-new electronics system with a substantially upgraded CEBIS onboard information system and the CEMOS (CLAAS Electronic Machine Optimization System) system, which offers the driver invaluable assistance during combine harvesting work.
The hydraulic system is much more powerful and so gets the job done more quickly and efficiently. Furthermore, the new LEXION comes equipped with new Xenon spotlights so powerful they turn night into day.
The new design offers a combination of styling and good accessibility to the interior of the combine harvester. The spectators at the machine premiere also witnessed how effective the newly developed cutterbars are.
The new MONTANA showed off its slope compensation capabilities. In the foreground is Jens Broer, who presented the new combine harvester products.
Further highlights of the CLAAS launch event were a new series of LEXION MONTANA mountain-going combine harvesters which are equally capable of threshing on steep slopes and on level ground.
New machines from Metz were also presented: an improved square baler, the QUADRANT 2200 RC ADVANTAGE, and four new models of the VARIANT PRO variable baler.
Journalists enjoyed a grandstand view of the premiere.
The specialists from Bad Saulgau unveiled new developments in the forage harvesting sector: the LINER 3500, a four rotor swather with improved technology, new mowers from the DISCO series and the new CARGOS combi-wagon.
Further information about the new CLAAS machines are available here (press releases).