A number of new options will be available next season for CLAAS QUADRANT 4200, 5200 and 5300 models, including the availability of an integrated bale weighing and a high-end LED lighting system. In addition, the pull-out knife drawer will now also be available for the QUADRANT 4200 model.
Integrated bale weighing is a function that will appeal to all farmers and contractors who want to keep a close eye on bale quality during the baling operation.
CLAAS now offers a newly developed system for bale wrapping in the ROLLANT 455 UNIWRAP bale chamber. Instead of the usual net wrapping process, for the first time round bales can now also be wrapped with film.
Net wrapping remains possible as before, along with a fast changeover system for alternating between net and film wrapping without any conversion operation. Another new feature included as standard in the new round baler is the roll ramp, making it much easier to load new rolls.
KUHN Farm Machinery has added a semi-mounted version of the PRIMOR 2060 M to its range of mechanically driven all-fodder feeder and straw blowers.
Previously available in mounted or trailed versions, the PRIMOR 2060 M is now also offered in a semi-mounted version which uses a hydraulically adjustable rear axle to raise and lower the machine’s body for easier loading and to provide an adjustable distribution height.
By Chris McCullough
A County Armagh based agricultural and construction machinery manufacturer has issued a warning to owners and operators of one of its dump trailers as investigations into a fatal accident two years ago continue.
NC Engineering (Hamiltonsbawn) Ltd has issued an urgent warning regarding its NC 300 Series Power Tilt dump trailer following a serious incident with the tail door section of the trailer in the Republic of Ireland.
The Case IH range of Puma tractors, powered by FPT Industrial’s 6.7-litre N67 engine, has been subject to significant updates for the new model year, with a series of additions and enhanced features designed to improve productivity and operator comfort. All meet Stage IV emissions regulations using the Hi-eSCR selective catalytic reduction system.
Front axle suspension improvements for Puma 185 Multicontroller to Puma 240 CVX / Improved steering reaction / Adaptive Steering Control option for Puma 185 Multicontroller to Puma 240 CVX / Uprated gross vehicle weights / ISOBUS Class III for enhanced implement control
For 2018, CLAAS LEXION 700 HYBRID and 600 straw-walker combines will be available with a new 12-inch touch screen version of the CEBIS MOBILE terminal, that can be used to control the unique CEMOS AUTOMATIC, CEMOS DAILOG and CRUISE PILOT automatic combine operating functions.
Available as an option on all LEXION 700 and 600 models, such are the benefits of CEMOS AUTOMATIC in terms of increased daily throughput and grain quality, that this is now specified on over 25% of all LEXION 700s sold.
The rapid availability of spare parts is a central success factor for farmers and contractors and for PÖTTINGER it is therefore the basis for the best customer service. In addition to regional customer support, a modern and efficient logistics concept is the key to success. It is for this reason that PÖTTINGER has invested not only in its manufacturing plants, but also EUR 14 million in a new, modern, spare parts logistics centre.
Construction started on the new logistics centre in the summer of 2016. In Taufkirchen an der Trattnach – very close to the company’s Grieskirchen headquarters in Austria – a modern 7,000 sqm logistics centre is being built on approximately 3 hectares of ground. It started full operation in Spring 2017, after just seven months of building and relocation work.
DEUTZ-FAHR has added three new 4-cylinder models to its existing 6 series 6-cylinder range. The modular high tech system now includes a 6155.4, 6165.4 and 6175.4 as a top model.
All models in the range now feature higher permissible weights (11,500kg) and a longer wheelbase (2,543mm) for improved stability and a comfortable driving performance. Design features of the 4-cylinder models are similar to those of the 6-cylinder versions which were awarded “Tractor of the year for the design” last year.
Suzuki GB’s ATV Division has recently launched a brand new website which has been designed to provide even more value to their customers.
The site boasts some fantastic new photographic and video content and has been designed to bring the product and its real-world benefits to life, as well as making it easier for customers to find out the key information about Suzuki’s full range of hard-working ATVs.
The name behind the world’s first articulated tracked tractor is launching the market’s first such machines with continuously-variable transmission (CVT), in a move designed to bring the benefits of improved fuel efficiency, ease of operation and reduced operator fatigue to the highest horsepower sector of the tractor market.
New for 2017 is a range of three Case IH Quadtrac CVX models which will complement the existing line of five models with the established standard powershift machines. The new CVXDrive transmission offers the advantages of stepless travel from standstill up to 40 km/h, and can be operated to work at a desired forward speed or engine speed, with Automatic Productivity Management software then able to adjust engine and transmission management accordingly, explains Hans-Werner Eder, Case IH Quadtrac product marketing manager.
New Holland Agriculture has developed a new application for mobile devices to maximise the efficiency and performance of its combine harvesters. The Harvest Excellence app helps operators optimise the settings of their combine harvester taking into account their soil and crop conditions, as well as providing issue resolution support when needed. It is currently being rolled out as a pilot in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and North America, and will be gradually extended to other markets.