The ‘Machine of the Year’ title is awarded each year by a jury of 19 technical journalists from eight European countries, alternately at Agritechnica in Germany and SIMA in France. In all, agricultural innovations in 16 different categories receive awards.
This year, CLAAS once again emerged victorious in the combine harvester category. The ‘Machine of the Year 2015’ award was won by the CLAAS TUCANO at SIMA 2015. Now, the new LEXION 700 series holds the ‘Machine of the Year 2016’ title. The jury made special mention of its technical innovations, such as 4D cleaning and automatic crop flow monitoring, both of which had already received a DLG Silver Medal at Agritechnica.
“CLAAS is no. 1 in Europe for combine harvesters. This award is both a commendation and an incentive for the entire team of colleagues involved with the LEXION,” says a pleased Klaus Schäfer, Combine Harvester Product Management at CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH.