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