One powerful machine.
The challenge facing CLAAS engineers was as considerable as the XERION itself. They needed to construct a tractor that could do exactly that which causes big problems for 300 HP standard tractors without additional ballast loading and twin tires: provide enormous engine power even in the field. Moreover, an extremely versatile system vehicle was created, making numerous applications in modern farming possible for the first time.
XERION SADDLE TRAC Tractive power for all situations.
The XERION 3300 SADDLE TRAC is a pure traction machine with an implement storage area - for example for a seed tank - located behind the cab.
Four same-sized wheels up to 2.05 meters in diameter ensure a huge footprint. This reduces slippage - regardless of how soft the ground is - to an optimal value between 5 and 10%. Maneuvrability is fully retained through the all-wheel drive. A 13-meter turning radius, just 12 meters with the right tires, makes this powerful package as agile as an automobile.
Thanks to its full-frame construction, the XERION weighs about 13 tons. With just 2 tons of additional weight on the front axle, it offers much more tractive power than a standard tractor. The overall permissible weight on the street is 18 tons. Additionally, the frame supports a load limit of up to 30 tons.
The ideal weight distribution.
The XERION’s larger footprint and heavier weight are paired together with an ideal weight distribution - 53% in the front and 47% in the back (with the cab in the middle). These ideal figures ensure clear superiority in traction and guarantee more efficiency with the same HP when compared with standard tractors.