CLAAS, a leading manufacturer of tractors, balers, the popular Scorpion telehandler and many other types of farming machinery, will release a brand new model of combine harvester to shake up the agricultural scene.
The forthcoming LEXION will include many new and updated features designed to assist UK farmers to be more efficient and faster when it comes to reaping, threshing, and winnowing crops. In addition to a brighter, bolder colour scheme, a roomier cabin and bigger tyres, there’s a lot more to the upcoming LEXION model from CLAAS, including:
- APS SYNFLOW threshing unit now combined with a ROTO PLUS secondary separation
- Lower fuel consumption and 10% more throughput
- 26% bigger threshing drum
- DYNAMIC POWER can automatically adjust engine output depending on field conditions and load weight
- Improved air flow minimises rising dust
- Laser field scanner assists with precision guidance
- AI operating system helps the driver keep track of threshing, cleaning, separation, and much more
CLAAS says that the new LEXION is by far the most technologically advanced, powerful, and reliable model ever created. The need to bring combines into 2019 and beyond was due to many factors, involving digitization demands, climate change affecting the landscape, and continued sustainability being at the forefront of consumers and suppliers’ minds. This is what Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser, CLAAS‘ Chair of the Supervisory Board, had to say regarding the LEXION model:
“This means that the new LEXION is much more than just the latest model of the series. It is the only combine harvester in its class which we have redesigned and redeveloped from the ground up in close cooperation with farmers, contractors and operators. But this is not just the consequence of our principle of always wanting to improve things. It is also the result of our sheer enthusiasm and passion for agriculture”Catherina Claas-Mühlhäuser
Breaking world records
CLAAS was recently made proud by helping a family farm in Yorkville, Illinois, to break two Guinness World Records. Stewart Farms, owned and operated by father Craig Stewart and his sons, Bob and Brad, used a CLAAS LEXION 760 TERRA TRAC to create two new world records for the longest time spent non-stop corn harvesting. The farmers picked up a corn harvest of 1,111 tons in 8 hours, and 1,620 tons in 12 hours. The previously longest held Guinness World Record was 1,300 tons in 10 hours.