Claas adds all-new combine, updated tractor
11 July 2022
Claas of America has launched two machines for North American agricultural customers. The all-new Trion 740 Class 7 combine is targeted to small-to mid-size corn and soybean producers, and the updated Axion 900 Terra Trac (TT) adds a half-track design suited to many farming applications.
“The CLAAS Trion 740 was designed from the ground up to address the needs of 1000- to 3000-acre farms, a segment of farms making up over 30% of all combines sold in North America,” said Greg Frenzel, Claas product manager - combines. “The company’s latest combine design re-energizes this segment by delivering CLAAS innovation in an unparalleled crop flow design on an affordable and reliable chassis.”
The Trion 740 is equipped with a 402-hp Cummins engine with high torque at low rpms, which enables it to easily handle 12-row chopping corn heads or draper headers up to 40 ft. wide. The unit can be changed from corn to harvest soybeans in less than five minutes. A top road speed of 19 mph allows for quick movement between fields.
The combine’s 341-bushel grain tank and 3.8-bushel per second unloading rate simplify grain handling. Threshing adjustments are made in-line with changing harvest conditions throughout the day. A tri-cylinder APS threshing unit guides a 56-in.-wide crop mat across concave grates into a single rotor, ensuring that more grain makes it to the tank, Claas asserts.
The Trion offers long greasing intervals and extended wear parts across 60% of the crop flow to minimize downtime. It also includes active slope compensation and minimal fuel consumption for lower owning and operating costs.
The Axion 900 TT fully suspended half-track tractor retains the qualities of the standard wheeled Axion tractor while offering better flotation, less compaction, added traction and enhanced comfort. It is particularly suited to applications in wet, dry or heavy soils.
According to Claas, the Terra Trac design uses a front-wheel, rear-track design with independent suspension that provides advantages such as 25% less ground pressure, 15% greater traction and reduced soil disturbance. Operator comfort is enhanced by the standard four-point cab suspension and fully-suspended tracks.
Like other Axion models, the Axion 900 TT is equipped with an 8.7 L FPT engine and maintains a low-speed, high-torque concept at 1,400 rpm. The machine also has a continuously variable CMATIC transmission that offers enhanced fuel savings in a variety of agricultural applications. Brake-assisted steering enables seamless turns and drawbar height adjustment for easy implement hook-ups.
The 440-hp Axion 960 and 350-hp Axion 930 are available to order with the Terra Trac option with 25-, 29- or 35-in. belts; 18-in. belts on 88- and 120-in. centers will be available in 2023.