Tag: Claas

Sensor technology coming to new CLAAS 5300 balers

RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner was in Boone, Iowa attending the Farm Progress Show where he had the opportunity to talk to Andreas Saile, CLAAS product manager, about the new 5300 Quadrant. Saile says, “This is the new machine replacing the 3300 it’s the three by four big square baler called the 5300 now. We offer that… Read more »

348 acres in eight hours (yes, Guinness has a record for cutting hay)

Yes, Guinness has a record for hay mowed in an eight hour period. And a custom haying operator near Greeley, Colorado holds that record, as of July. Tate Mesbergen says he was inspired to attempt breaking the record while visiting Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany last November, when he saw a Polish manufacturer advertising how its… Read more »

Claas expands dealer network in Alberta

Claas continues to expand its dealer network in Western Canada. Claas of America and its Alberta Ag Centre flagship dealer marked the opening of a new location in High River on Monday. After opening locations in Taber and Crossfield in the last two years, the company says the location at High River will feature all… Read more »

TechTour: Culti Cam system offers automatic cultivator positioning in row crops

In another move towards automation, Claas has unveiled a system for automatic steering of cultivators in row crops. The Culti Cam uses a high-resolution camera to detect rows, and then adjusts the position of the implement, centring it between rows, independent from the tractor’s steering. Using colour and 3D surface information, Claas says the camera software… Read more »

Claas adds Terra Trac with turning footprint of a wheel on forage harvesters

Claas has extended its track technology from combines and tractors to forage harvesters, with Terra Trac now being trialed on the Jaguar line, with a feature designed to reduce scuffing when turning. The option to use tracks, according to the company, means increased traction, and lower rut formation, complete with an automatic reduction of contact… Read more »

TechTour: A combine that optimizes threshing settings by itself

Just learning how a combine runs can be an overwhelming task, let alone trying to adjust it for optimum grain quality and performance while conditions change throughout a day of harvesting. With the latest changes coming to its Lexion combines, Claas says the machine will do that automatically, as the company has introduced what it… Read more »

Claas debuts lineup of articulating ag loader tractors

Claas, in cooperation with construction machine manufacturer Liebherr, has unveiled what it’s calling the “first wheeled loader series for all agricultural applications”. The Torion series, which debuted at Agritechnica in Germany, includes seven articulating loaders, and, according to Claas, rounds out their range of telehandlers, transport wagons and tractors with front loaders. With infinitely variable… Read more »

TechTour: Claas aims for the best of both tracks and wheels

Claas unveiled a fierce-looking hybrid machine that it describes as the first half-track tractor with full suspension at Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover, Germany. “It’s combining the best of two worlds. We have the traction efficiency with the tracks on the rear, but we have the driveability and comfort of a wheeled tractor integrated,” explains Henning… Read more »

Longer strands in ‘Shredlage’ boost cow health, says Claas

After acquiring ‘Shredlage’ technology from its inventors last year, Claas is emphasizing the cow health benefits of the forage harvesting process. Shredlage, says Matt Jaynes, self-propelled forage harvester product manager with Claas, is a patented term used to describe the harvesting technique that takes corn through a special kernel processor, as well as cutting it… Read more »

Claas Adds Overload Response and Improved Slope Compensation to ’17 Lexion Combines

Engineers keep designing harvest equipment to make it harder to do a poor job combining. An automatic overload response system and improved slope compensation are two highlights for 2017 Lexion combines from Claas, explains product coordinator Jeff Gray in this video, filmed at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Iowa. Updating the 3D cleaning system that’s… Read more »

Claas Opens First Alberta Dealership With German Partner

Claas is continuing its expansion in Western Canada, officially opening the doors to a new dealership in Alberta last week. Located in Crossfield, the new Alberta Ag Centre marks the first step in a new partnership between Claas of America and BayWa Ag, a flagship Claas dealer in Europe with headquarters in Munich. BayWa currently… Read more »

Claas Expanding Its Dealer Network in Western Canada

Claas has announced it’s expanding its Claas-owned dealer network in Saskatchewan, as it plans to open a third Canada West Harvest Centre location in Swift Current before the 2016 harvest. “It’s been a year of exciting announcements,” noted Doug Tibben, General Manager of Canada West Harvest Centre, in a statement. “Each new location and upgrade… Read more »

CLAAS Xerion Gets North American Makeover

How do you redesign one of Europe’s most revered tractors to make it fit the needs of North American farmers? At the Farm Progress Show in Iowa, we got the scoop on the new Xerion tractor line makeover from CLAAS Product Manager Drew Fletcher. The German-engineered tractor now comes in three models, ranging from 422… Read more »

CLAAS Puts its Stamp on Western Canada

Farmers across Western Canada may notice two very remarkable things on the Prairie landscape soon — stand alone CLAAS dealerships and brightly coloured Xerion tractors. Caterpillar recently announced its shift out of the agriculture market, which started a chain reaction that will see CLAAS, a company who had a distribution deal for its Lexion combines… Read more »

CLAAS Announces Dealer Expansion for Western Canada

In the wake of Kramer, Ltd. announcing its intent to exit the agricultural equipment business, CLAAS of America has made immediate plans to fill the gap left by its long-time dealer with two new, full-service dealerships in Saskatchewan. The move, part of a planned dealership expansion in Western Canada, will ensure that CLAAS customers in… Read more »