TAKE FIVE WITH CLAAS
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