Ag-spec Claas Torion wheel loaders have been unveiled
It’s no secret that Claas has teamed up with Liebherr to produce a range of telehandlers but at Agritechnica it also launched a new wheel loader, the Torion, aimed primarily at farm and landscaping users.
Models start with the Torion 535, which has a tipping load of 3.45 tonnes and a 63hp engine, up to the Torion 1914, which is capable of a 12.4-tonne tipping load and is powered by a 228hp engine.
The Yanmar engines in both the smaller 535 and 639 models develop up to 68hp (639 model), and meet Stage IIIB emissions standards.
The infinitely variable hydrostatic drive has two drive modes: F1, from 0 to 6km/h; and F2, from 0 to 20 km/h. The driver can switch from one drive mode to the other at the touch of a button, depending on the application.
In addition to the standard front steering, all-wheel steering and crab-steering mode, the new Scorpion models all come with an additional fourth manual crab-steering mode, as standard.
In contrast to the traditional crab-steering mode, in this mode, the front axle can still be controlled, which offers distinct advantages for certain applications, such as compacting the edges of clamps or moving along the walls of buildings.
For the new Scorpion models Liebherr and Claas worked together to develop an intelligent chassis and bonnet design for optimal visibility.
The two companies have announced they will continue to collaborate on future projects.