Celebrating 25 years of the Xerion, Claas has introduced its most powerful model yet featuring a new design and a host of connected technologies. Under the bonnet is a Mercedes-Benz 15.6-litre engine, with the low-speed concept for 605hp at 1,900rpm and 653hp at just 1,600rpm. A massive 3,100Nm of torque is available at 1,300rpm and when idling the engine runs at 650rpm.
The continuously variable CMATIC transmission transfers power to the ground, reaching a top speed of 40kph and running through the Terra Trac four-track system, which has been engineered in-house. The four tracks each feature a large drive wheel, with eight cams transferring the power from this to the tracks. Two pairs of mid-rollers are mounted on rubber dampened sub-frames and the front and rear tracks run on independent frames for handling undulations.
Said to be the most powerful hydraulic system on the market, the Xerion is fitted with three load-sensing pumps for maximum flow of 537 litres per minute, feeding up to eight double acting spools, while the rear linkage has a capacity of 13,500kg.
Into the cabin, which has specifically designed for this machine, and it is fitted with four-point hydro-mechanical suspension, with three options of driver’s seat and the Dynamic Steering system. The Xerion is available with the CEMOS self-learning system, which aids the operator with implement setup and work optimisation.
According to the company this can reduce fuel consumption by nearly 17%, while improving work rate and performance by just over 16%. Notably, it constantly analyses the predicted compaction risk, enabling adjustments to be made to protect the soil. Alongside the CEMOS system, the full precision farming suite from Claas is also available including the CEMIS 1200 display with GPS Pilot, ISOBUS connectivity and telematics.
The Claas Xerion 12.650 Terra Trac is also a finalist in the Sustainable ToTY category.