- Functional ability
Harsewinkel/Munich. CLAAS machines not only perform well, they are also pleasing to the eye.
This is especially true for the AXION 800 tractor, the JAGUAR 800 forage harvester and the SCORPION 9055-7044 telescopic loader. All three model series have won the renowned iF Design Award.
The AXION 800 has already been decorated with the titles of "Machine of the Year 2014" and "Tractor of the Year 2014". It has now received yet another distinction – this time winning the Gold award for its design in the "Automotive" category.
The new telescopic loaders also set standards in technology and design. A new frame concept has been developed to provide greater lifting capacity. One important feature is the very low articulation point of the telescopic arm on the frame, which ensures a high level of stability and improves the visibility of the right-hand side of the machine", explains Budde.
New: Engine retarder
Another new feature is the optional engine retarder. By pulling back the CMOTION multifunction lever, the driver can shift down a gear thanks to the intelligent gear management system, thus increasing the engine speed. The engine retarder is activated automatically when required, so no further intervention from the driver is necessary. With this feature, engine braking for on-road driving is up to 2.5 times as effective, which reduces the rate of wear and tear on the foot brake.
The infinitely variable Terramatic transmission has shown outstanding efficiency in the 200-plus horsepower sector, making it a perfect fit with the CLAAS POWER SYSTEMS (CPS) concept. The term CPS at CLAAS is synonymous with drive trains that combine newly developed components and technologies in optimum fashion.
Uniform operating concept
When it comes to operating CMATIC, CLAAS uses the convenient and easily manageable CEBIS concept (CLAAS Electronic on-Board Information System) with a CEBIS terminal, intelligent headland and implement management plus all connection options for ISOBUS devices. The main operating functions for both the tractor and any equipment are very simply controlled using function keys in the armrest or the CMOTION multifunction lever, which is the key element for operating any CMATIC tractor.
The driver simply presses a button whilst driving to select the drive mode and then actually drives by using either the pedal or the CMOTION multifunction lever. The CMATIC transmission allows three adjustable speed ranges in either direction of travel, including a cruise control function which the driver can select while driving, depending on the specific working situation.
The spacious cab concept with 4-posts, 4-point suspension, swing dampers on both the front and rear linkages and front axle suspension, has been retained. Thanks to a single-piece windscreen with no cross-struts and a curved rear window, the operator has a clear view over any equipment mounted on the front or rear of the tractor.
All AXION 800 CMATIC models are powered by state-of-the-art 6.7 litre displacement six-cylinder FPT engines that meet exhaust stage IV (Tier 4). This is achieved with a two-stage system consisting of a diesel oxidation catalytic converter (DOC/Oxicat), combined with an SCR catalytic converter. This exhaust treatment system requires neither an external exhaust gas recirculation system nor a diesel particulate filter (DPF). There is no additional boost in the new AXION 800 CMATIC or in the AXION 800 HEXASHIFT, which means that the full engine output is available at all times.
CLAAS offers three variants of the new 205 to 264 hp AXION 800 CMATIC:
- The AXION 800 CIS with a HEXASHIFT powershift transmission, CLAAS Information System (CIS) and mechanical control units
- The AXION 800 CEBIS with a HEXASHIFT powershift transmission, CLAAS Electronic on-Board Information System (CEBIS), headland management and electronic control units
- The AXION 800 CMATIC with a infinitely variable ZF Terramatic transmission, CEBIS, headland management and electronic control units.