TAKE FIVE WITH CLAAS

Irish Independent - Farming - - MACHINERY -

CLAAS will have a to­tal of five new ad­di­tions from their ex­ten­sive green har­vest, trac­tor and ma­te­rial han­dling ranges on dis­play and work­ing at this year’s FTMTA Grass & Muck event, namely: • the Jaguar 970 har­vester; • To­rion 1812 wheel loader; • Volto 55 ted­der; • Ax­ion 900 trac­tor (Tier 4F); • Arion 600 trac­tor (Tier 4F).

The Jaguar for­age har­vester al­ways at­tracts a large crowd when work­ing at grass­land demon­stra­tions and vis­i­tors to this year’s event will be able to see the lat­est 775hp Jaguar 970 with the new Pick Up300 header be­ing put through its paces.

New fea­tures in­clude a hy­draulic clamp­ing sys­tem for the shear­bar, re­sult­ing in re­duced wear and im­proved chop qual­ity, im­prove­ments to the sharp­en­ing sys­tem and au­to­matic con­cave ad­just­ment so that the dis­tance between the con­cave and blades re­mains con­stant as the blades wear.

Fuel con­sump­tion has also been re­duced thanks to a new run­ning gear that al­lows the Jaguar to now travel at 40kph at just 1300rpm. A new ground drive sys­tem pro­duces more hy­draulic power and there is also au­to­matic en­gine speed re­duc­tion at the head­land.

On dis­play for the first time in Ire­land will be the new To­rion 1812 wheel loader, which will be show­ing off its ca­pa­bil­i­ties in the clamp. Pow­ered by a 195hp Leib­herr 4-cylin­der en­gine, the To­rion has a tipping load ca­pac­ity of 11 tonnes and an op­er­at­ing weight of 18.7 tonnes.

A par­tic­u­lar fea­ture is its mas­sive torque of 1215Nm, which comes in at 1100rpm, which is far higher than any com­pet­ing ma­chine and en­sures it has no short­age of push­ing power. Drive is through a split-power CVT trans­mis­sion, again an­other first for a ma­chine of this type. In ad­di­tion to its min­i­mal fuel con­sump­tion and high pro­duc­tiv­ity, the en­gine only needs ser­vic­ing every 2,000 hours, and the trans­mis­sion checked at 3,000 and ser­viced at 6,000 hours, far longer than with any other com­pet­ing ma­chine.

To­rion 1812 wheel loader will be show­ing off its ca­pa­bil­i­ties in the clamp

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