Top-model technology is now also available for the Claas Arion 400 tractor range
Claas Arion 400 tractors in the compact 90 to 140hp range can now be upgraded with technology that was previously only available in Claas high-horsepower tractors.
These include Hexashift transmission, CSM headland management software and a recently developed dynamic steering system.
Such an upgrade may help farmers cultivate, forage, and use the front loader with more precision, according to Claas.
The new Hexashift transmission variant now available for Arion 460 to 430 models can be used on the road at a lower engine rpm with four automated ranges and six power-shift stages, which results in lower diesel consumption, the company says.
The six power-shift stages allow for a large gear overlap so the most appropriate rpm and driving speed can be selected for each application.
All 24 gears can be changed using the multifunctional lever without having to use the clutch pedal.
The driver can allow the tractor to change gear automatically by selecting the Hexactiv power-shift mode.
The CSM headland management system allows several tractor functions to be saved as operating sequences with this system, such as electronic control units, power lift, engine rpm and PTO shaft. A total of four headland sequences with up to 200 steps can be saved.
A newly-developed Claas steering system allows the driver to change the number of steering wheel rotations for the same steering lock angle at the touch of a button and adapt it to the specific task at hand.
This makes handling significantly easier, Claas says, especially with steering-intensive work such as using a front-loader or at a headland. Using this system, the driver can choose between three different modes for dynamic steering using the colour display.
About 90 per cent of all work can be executed with a steering angle-dependent mode, where the steering automatically accelerates the stronger the turn.
In the speed-dependent mode, the steering transmission is automatically reduced as the tractor speed increases above 10km/h.
Using the third mode, the steering transmission is manually adjusted independent of the speed or steering angle lock.