MACHINERY

Claas claims gold

CLAAS will be presented with one gold and four silver medals for innovation in agricultural technology at this year’s Agritechnica, Europe’s leading agricultural exhibition, to be held in Germany in November.

Mark Saunders
Claas claims gold

Its CEMOS Auto Threshing operator assistance program will be recognised with a prestigious gold medal, while its new Axion 900 Terra Trac tracked tractor, CEMOS driver assistance system for tractors and implements, Culti Cam cultivation guidance system and Large Vehicle Alert system will be recognised with silver medals.

CEMOS Auto Threshing continuously monitors and automatically adjusts the threshing concave clearance and drum speed on Lexion combine harvesters to best suit the prevailing conditions.

The program forms an integral part of the CEMOS Automatic platform and works in harmony with the machine’s automated residual grain separation, cleaning and cruise control systems. 

“This technology allows Lexion combine harvesters to be operated to their peak performance limits,” Claas Harvest Centre product manager - Lexion, Jonathon Ham, says.

“It automatically finds the optimal set-up to allow the threshing unit to operate as gently as possible or as aggressively as necessary. In doing so, it not only improves the efficiency of threshing operations, but the work of the residual separation and cleaning systems.”

The Axion 900 Terra Trac is the first German half-tracked tractor with full suspension of the entire machine. The tracks are suspended independently, which guarantees maximum footprint at all times, thereby optimising efficiency and comfort, both in the field and on the road.

“Like its Lexion counterparts, Terra Trac permits a safe and comfortable transport speed of up to 40 km/h,” Claas Harvest Centre’s Dave Knowles said.

The Claas Culti Cam is a precision guidance system for mechanical cultivation in row crops.

Developed in conjunction with European ag technology partners, it utilises a high-resolution 3D camera to detect crops and guide implement settings.

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