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The Claas Lexion 700 combine harvester has won 2016 Machine of the Year at the biennial European trade fair Agritechnica.
The Claas Axion 800 series currently includes tractors 205-264hp, so a new range topping model – the Axion 870, 295hp – should raise its popularity with large scale operators and contractors.
With ten models covering 884 to 400hp, it's fair to say the Claas Jaguar range of forage harvesters is the world's largest.
Maize silage has long been critical to livestock farmers' conservation choice for winter feed, so it's no surprise to see harvester manufacturers looking at new ways to make the crop more productive.
German harvest specialist Claas will take away a silver medal from the upcoming Agritechnica show for its automatic pressure control system (APC).
Patent number 372140 won’t be very important to many, but to one of the world’s largest manufacturers of harvest equipment it was a building block to the future.
While the the world’s farm machinery industry is feeling it tough, sitting alongside an agricultural sector that appears to be in the doldrums, it’s encouraging to hear one big company is looking to the future.
Until the early 1990’s Claas was known as a manufacturer of harvesting machinery for the grain and livestock industries, but that changed in 1993.