CLAAS has introduced its latest tractor lines: the XERION 12.650 and 12.590, the ARION 660, 650, and 630. Row-crop-friendly options are available on both the AXION 960 TT and 930 TT.
“These machines have been developed with extensive input from North American farmers for exceptional productivity, efficiency, and comfort,” CLAAS writes in its news release.
Xerion 12 series: Hydraulic flow, horsepower, and comfort
When the CLAAS XERION tractor lineup was introduced in North America nearly a decade ago, its fixed-frame design, CVT transmission, and quiet, comfortable cab were clear differentiators in a manually shifted, articulated alternatives category.
The original 5000/4000 models still inspire the all-new XERION 12 Series. But everything about it is bigger — built to tackle the largest air seeders, tillage equipment, and grain carts the industry offers.
The new tractors are available with an incredible 653- or 585-hp engine. That power, coupled with an industry-leading hydraulic flow rate of 140 gallons per minute, makes the XERION 12 Series the perfect tractor for today’s modern commercial farm. It also comes standard with a purpose-built continuously variable transmission (CVT) – the only one available in its horsepower range. A new, heavy-duty axle system has replaced the earlier series to handle higher horsepower and heavier loads.
When it comes to driving on the road or working in the field, producers can now order the new XERION 12 Series with 36- or 30-inch TERRA TRAC units on all four corners. This option helps reduce ground pressure, prevent compaction, lessen vibration, and increase traction. If you prefer wheels, 800/70 R42 duals are available with a footprint of up to 42 inches.
Finally, the capacity of the XERION 12 Series is not limited to horsepower and hydraulic flow. The capacity inside the cab is also of note, with more than 20 percent additional legroom than its previous models. Supported by a four-point suspension and a sound-dampening design for added comfort, the cab is not just a workspace; it’s a space that works.
ARION 600 series: Versatile, powerful, refined
The ARION 660, 650, and 630 multipurpose tractors are efficient and comfortable options for producers handling long tasks. Available in a horsepower range of 165- to 205-hp and equipped with a continuously variable CMATIC transmission, the ARION 600 Series offers superior fuel economy for mowing, tedding, raking, baling, loading, filling, tilling, cleaning, spreading, hauling, and feeding — to name a few.
With a maximum transport speed of 31 mph and a lift capacity of 17,600 pounds, the ARION 600 Series can make short work of many chores on the farm or ranch.
ARION offers a four-point suspension for a smoother ride, a front PTO, and a three-point hitch. When used with the CLAAS FL150 hydraulic self-leveling loader, the ARION can lift 7,546 pounds of material to 15 feet high.
A highly spacious, ergonomically designed cab is available for superior operator comfort and visibility. Its 12” CEBIS touchscreen display puts essential controls at the operator’s fingertips. The versatility, power, and comfort make the ARION the perfect all-around workhorse.
AXION 900 TT Series: Upgraded row crop options
CLAAS has introduced a new option for the AXION 900 TT lineup, first released last year. The AXION 900 TT — TERRA TRAC option — is now available on 18-inch belts on 88- and 120-inch centers, in addition to the previous track widths of 25, 29, and 35 inches.
The AXION 960TT and 930TT models, equipped with a four-mode, continuously variable CMATIC transmission, offer 445 and 355 hp, respectively.
“We are excited to bring these latest technologies to the market, focusing on strength and efficiency,” says Senior Vice President Eric Raby. “The introduction of the new XERION and ARION tractor lines and row-crop technology for our AXION line adds game-changing productivity for farmers throughout North America.