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Claas Lex­ion 700 se­ries cab keeps op­er­a­tor in the pic­ture at all times

Farms & Farm Machinery - - Special Feature: Combine Cabs -

A three-po­si­tion ad­justable steer­ing col­umn and su­per sound­proof­ing are just some of the fea­tures that en­sure Claas Lex­ion 700 Se­ries op­er­a­tors have a com­fort­able cab in which to work for hours at ease.

Claas says its lat­est gen­er­a­tion Lex­ions give the op­er­a­tor greater free­dom of move­ment, a clear con­trol lay­out and ex­cel­lent vis­i­bil­ity on all sides while the air-con­di­tion­ing main­tains a con­sis­tent, com­fort­able at­mos­phere.

The work­ing area ahead of the com­bine is well il­lu­mi­nated by up to 12 work lights on the cab roof and a long-range work light with ex­tended range for light­ing up large areas.

Claas com­bine prod­uct spe­cial­ist Adam Hay­ward says that the to­tal of 16 work lights, all with high-end LED bulbs, pro­vide a bright work­ing en­vi­ron­ment for the op­er­a­tor.

“Our key fea­tures in the cab that set us apart from the com­pe­ti­tion in­clude a sim­ple and user-friendly de­sign to fit all sizes of op­er­a­tor. Plus the cab is easy to clean, to look after and is very func­tional,” he says.

Claas places great em­pha­sis on its Ce­bis elec­tronic on-board in­for­ma­tion sys­tem which is dis­tin­guished by its clear, log­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion of func­tions in the menu struc­ture.

A brief glance at the 21cm Ce­bis dis­play gives an overview of the cur­rent pro­cesses and con­di­tions. All the rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion for driv­ing or har­vest­ing is sum­marised clearly on the screen. Warn­ing mes­sages are given au­di­bly as a buzz tone and vis­ually as icons and text to keep the op­er­a­tor fully aware of any is­sues should they arise.

In­ci­den­tally, Claas says its Lex­ion 700 Hy­brid and 600 strawwalker com­bines are now avail­able with a new 30cm touch screen ver­sion of the Ce­bis Mo­bile ter­mi­nal.

Mov­ing on to the main con­trols, the Cmo­tion mul­ti­func­tion con­trol lever, which is in­te­grated in the right arm­rest of the op­er­a­tor’s seat, plays a key role in mak­ing the Lex­ion as user­friendly as it can be.

It has been spe­cially de­vel­oped for er­gonomic op­er­a­tion by the right hand. The in­no­va­tive, three-fin­ger con­trol con­cept al­lows sev­eral func­tions to be con­trolled in­tu­itively with­out hav­ing to re­po­si­tion one’s hands.

An­other tog­gle switch is si­t­u­ated on the back of the mul­ti­func­tion con­trol lever. With three func­tions as­signed to it, this switch en­ables ei­ther man­ual lat­eral con­trol of the cut­ter­bar, changes to val­ues in the hotkey menu or man­ual ad­just­ment of the Vario cut­ter­bar ta­ble.

The cab in­te­rior mea­sures 1.6m high by 1.5m deep and 1.6m wide and has en­hanced op­er­a­tor vis­i­bil­ity thanks to nar­row side beams. On the back wall of the cab there is a large hor­i­zon­tal grain tank win­dow to make it eas­ier for the op­er­a­tor to see the grain as it fills into the tank, act­ing as an ex­tra vis­ual check on com­bine per­for­mance.

In terms of stor­age, there is a cli­ma­tised stor­age com­part­ment in the cab roof, a fur­ther com­part­ment in the arm­rest, a drawer un­der the op­er­a­tor’s seat, a bot­tle holder, a mo­bile phone com­part­ment and a net be­hind the seat.

The full size pas­sen­ger seat with back­rest folds down to form a ta­ble. There is an­other 43-litre stor­age com­part­ment in which is pos­si­ble to fit a fridge.

Three dif­fer­ent seats are avail­able for the Lex­ion cab; the com­fort seat, the com­fort seat with leather and the Ac­timo Evo­lu­tion Pre­mium seat, which has more lum­bar sup­port and cli­mate con­trol than the oth­ers.

1. Claas Lex­ion 780 hoover­ing up the acres 2. Un­der seat stor­age3. Fea­tures in­clude a three-po­si­tion ad­justable steer­ing col­umn4. Vis­i­bil­ity has been en­hanced with thin­ner pil­lars and a rear tank win­dow5. An easy to clean and user-friendly de­sign 6. The 21cm Ce­bis dis­play gives an overview of the cur­rent pro­cesses and con­di­tions, while the Cmo­tion mul­ti­func­tion con­trol lever is key to the user-friendly fo­cus

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