The new flagship model in the highly successful AXION 800 Series of advanced technology tractors will be showcased at the Henty Machinery Field Days.
The range now boasts seven models spanning 205 to 295 hp and will be displayed by CLAAS Harvest Centre, Wagga.
With a maximum rating of 295hp and CMATIC continuously variable transmission as standard, AXION 870 bridges the gap between the existing AXION 850 (264hp) and the AXION 910 (320hp) models.
CLAAS Harvest Centre branch manager Geoff Anderson said the new model boasted an additional 31hp of extra power compared to the AXION 850, despite having about the same operational weight.
“It is equipped with the same proven 6.7 six-cylinder FPT Tier 4 engine found in the AXION 800 series,’’ Mr Anderson said.
“However, the addition of CLAAS Power Management powerboost system lifts the maximum power delivered from 280 to 295hp.
“This electronic engine control system automatically delivers an extra 15hp of power whenever power take-off work is being performed or when the tractor’s operating speed is more than 14 km/h.
“This extra power makes the AXION 870 a highly versatile work platform.
“It is particularly suitable for heavy-duty power take-off work, such as mowing or baling, or fast-moving field work, such as light cultivation or spraying.
“CLAAS also offers a number of ballasting options to provide maximum traction in heavy tillage applications.
“These options can take the tractor’s tare weight from just over nine tonnes to a maximum permissible weight of 15 tonnes.
“The front weight block can be removed in just a few minutes to improve fuel efficiency when this extra ballast is not required.
“All told, AXION 870 is going to present an attractive alternative to the larger AXION 920, especially for those operating large farms or between multiple properties.’’
The AXION 870 is equipped with the CEBIS operating system, which features a multi-function control lever and control terminal integrated into the right armrest.
All of the important functions of both the tractor and implements can be conveniently controlled using function keys in the armrest or with the CMOTION multi-function lever.
CEBIS includes the CLAAS Sequence Management system, which enables easy headland management.
In addition, the AXION 870 can optionally be equipped ex-factory with the GPS pilot steering system from CLAAS in combination with either the S10 or S7 terminal.
Also on display at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days will be various models from the CLAAS AXION 900 (320 to 410hp), AXION 800 (205 to 295hp), ARION 600 (158 to 184hp), ARION 500 (145 to 165hp), ARION 400 (100 to 130hp) and AXOS 300 (75 to 102hp) series.
Mr Anderson said CLAAS could offer more than 30 different models from 75 to 524hp.
“The new AXION and ARION series have been well received by local farmers,’’ he said.