This item has been supplied by a forage marketer and has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hay & Forage Grower.CLAAS of America announces the full commercial launch of the AXION 900 and 800 series high-efficiency tractors into the U.S. and Canadian markets. The tractor lines provide a range of power options — from 200 to 440 horsepower — and other available technology options to match a wide range of applications.
The AXION series provides the comfort and flexibility needed to work faster and more efficiently. With the most fuel-efficient PTO horsepower in its class, excellent cab comfort and superior cab visibility, this tractor is ideal for the livestock and livestock input producer, and also has applications in other markets.
In the CLAAS product lineup, the AXION joins the XERION tractor, a larger and higher-horsepower rigid frame tractor that can also be used in multiple applications. The XERION features multiple steering modes for tighter turns, better flotation and rock-solid handling — even under the heaviest loads.
"We're extremely excited to introduce the AXION tractors into the North American market," said Drew Fletcher, Product Manager – Tractors, CLAAS of America. “This series is uniquely designed to help producers cover more ground faster and more efficiently.”
The AXION 800 series is being commercially launched after months of testing on real farms across the United States and Canada. CLAAS partnered with a select group of dealers in diverse areas to ensure all parts, service and training support mechanisms were in place to facilitate the best customer and operator experience.
Now available in the North America market, the AXION 900 series has been trusted by growers around the world and has proven to be a strong performer in multiple on-farm applications.
“Whether it's big square baling, round baling, manure handling, loading, tilling or any other function, AXION tractors are flexible enough to meet the needs of the operator and adapt to the situation,” Fletcher says.
Productivity, efficiency and comfort
The AXION 900 and 800 series tractors are enhanced by industry-leading fuel efficiency per PTO horsepower. While providing the same PTO horsepower as competitors, the AXION tractor can provide up to 20 more useable PTO horsepower while using up to one gallon per hour less fuel.
With a standard four-point suspended cab, PROACTIV front axle, shock-absorbing front and rear three-point hitches, a semi-active seat and a list of other cab conveniences, the AXION delivers premium comfort for long days and nights in all conditions. Not to be forgotten is the superior visibility, enhanced by rear curved glass and forward B-pillar posts.
The AXION 800 series features a powerful 6.7L Tier 4F engine with deep torque reserves to power through tough spots in the field and steep grades. Horsepower ranges from 200 to 280. The AXION 900 features an 8.7L Tier 4F engine with horsepower ratings of 320 to 440, depending on the model.
The 800 series is offered in a HEXASHIFT or CMATIC (CVT) transmission to fit the specific needs of the operator. The 900 series is available exclusively with the CMATIC transmission.
“The AXION is simply more efficient, which adds up to fewer gallons per acre, fewer hours per job and a lower cost per hour,” Fletcher says. “It was also designed with the comfort of the operator in mind, featuring a better ride quality and ease of use for less operator fatigue at the end of the day.”
CLAAS of America will feature the new AXION 900 and 800 series at the 2019 Farm Progress Show. For more information on the AXION line, visit the website at www.claas.com or ask your local dealer.
About CLAAS of America Inc.:
CLAAS of America Inc. offers a wide variety of technologically innovative tractor, combine, forage harvester, baler and hay tool products to provide growers optimum performance in the field. These premium equipment lines are designed by a dedicated engineering staff located at numerous factories worldwide and focused on the production and design of harvesting equipment. The design, performance and reliability of this equipment have made CLAAS an international market leader. For more information, visit www.claas.com.