Omaha, Neb. —Claas introduces its latest tractor lines: the Xerion 12.650 and 12.590, the Arion 660, 650 and 630, as well as row-crop friendly options on 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. As a leader in the production of tractors, combines, forage harvesters, balers and hay tools, Claas is recognized worldwide for its exceptional engineering and farmer-focused solutions.
"With innovative features and a bold design, these tractors will become the go-to choice for farmers looking to take their productivity to the next level,” says Frans Reijmers, Claas North America product manager – tractors. “We have taken into account the valuable input our customers have given us, and we are excited to see how these tractors will deliver on their needs."
The newest models in the manufacturer’s tractor lineup are the Xerion 12 Series and the Arion 600 Series, both of which have been designed to offer exceptional capacity and operational comfort in their product ranges. The Xerion boasts power, durability, efficiency and comfort, vaulting it to the top of the class in the high-horsepower 4x4 range. The Arionis an excellent choice for those who require a sturdy and efficient tractor capable of handling many challenging tasks. Whether looking to maximize productivity or optimize performance, Claas has poured every ounce of ingenuity and know-how into building a lineup that turns heads – full of clever features that help do the work for you while offering a variation of power for any application.
Xerion 12 Series
When the Claas Xerion tractor lineup was first introduced in North America nearly a decade ago, its fixed-frame design, CVT transmission and quiet, comfortable cab were clear differentiators in a category filled with manually shifted, articulated alternatives. The all-new Xerion 12 Series still gets its inspiration from the original 5000/4000 models, but everything about it is bigger – built to tackle the largest air seeders, tillage equipment and grain carts the industry has to offer.
The new tractors are available with an incredible 653- or 585-horsepower 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 now have the option of ordering the new Xerion 12 Series with 36- or 30-inch Terra Tracunits on all 4 corners. This option helps reduce ground pressure, prevent compaction, lessen vibration and increase traction. If wheels are what you prefer, 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% 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
The Arion 660, 650 and 630 multipurpose tractors are efficient and comfortable options for producers looking to handle a long list of tasks. Available in a horsepower range of 165- to 205-horsepower 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 – just to name a few. With a maximum transport speed of 31 mph and a lift capacity of 17,600 pounds, the Arion 600 Series is capable of making short work of many chores on the farm or ranch.
Arion also offers a four-point suspension for a smoother ride, along with a front PTO and three-point hitch. When used in conjunction with the Claas FL150 hydraulic self-leveling loader, the Arion can lift 7,546 pounds of material up to 15 feet high.
A highly spacious, ergonomically designed cab is available for superior operator comfort and excellent visibility. Its 12 inch CEBIS touchscreen display puts essential controls at the operator’s fingertips. The combination of versatility, power and comfort make the Arion the perfect all-around workhorse.
Axion 900 TT Series
Claas has introduced a new option for the Axion 900 TT lineup, first released last year. The Axion 900 TT – Terra Tracoption – 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, which are equipped with a four-mode, continuously variable CMATIC transmission, offer 445 and 355 horsepower, respectively.
“We are excited to bring these latest technologies to the market, with a focus on strength and efficiency,” says Eric Raby, senior vice president – Americas, for Claas. “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.