farm load­ers

Ag-spec Claas To­rion wheel load­ers have been un­veiled

Earthmovers & Excavators - - Agri-technica -

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.

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