By Top Crop Manager
CLAAS of America announced the full commercial launch of the AXION 900 and 800 series high-efficiency tractors into the United States and Canadian markets. The new 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.
CLAAS says this model boasts “the most fuel-efficient PTO horsepower in its class,” and is ideal for the livestock and livestock input producer while still being applicable in other markets. The AXION tractor can provide up to 20 more useable PTO horsepower while using up to one gallon per hour less fuel.
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.
“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,” Drew Fletcher, product manager with CLAAS, said in a release.
The AXION 800 series features a 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 continued.
CLAAS of America will feature the new AXION 900 and 800 series at the 2019 Farm Progress Show from August 27 to 29, in Decatur, IL..