CLAAS has expanded its SCORPION range of telescopic handlers with the addition of a new 9.0m model. In addition the rest of the range will also benefit from a number of upgrades and new features available for 2020 machines.
The new SCORPION 960 completes the large platform range of SCORION telescopic handlers, and joins the current SCORPION 756 and 746 models. The five model small platform SCORPION range remains unchanged.
Capable of lifting 6000kg at 600mm load centre, rising to 6500kg at 500mm load centre, the SCORPION 960 has a maximum lift height of 8.79m. These maximum rated lift capacities are a full 1000kg (20%) greater compared to the previous generation Kramer-built SCORPION 9055.
As with the SCORPION 756, the new SCORPION 960 is powered by a Stage 4, 4.1 litre Deutz engine developing 156hp. Drive is through a three-speed 40kph VARIPOWER PLUS transmission which, in addition to the main 45° wide-angle hydrostatic pump, incorporates a second 32° swivelling variable displacement pump to provide greater tractive and pulling power.
In addition to the new large platform SCORPION 960, the rest of the SCORPION range will be available with a number of new features and upgrades for 2020.
In order to meet Mother Regulation 2 compliance, all SCORPION machines are now fitted with side marker lights and reflectors. In addition, all machines now come with plastic fuel tanks, which for small platform models has helped improve the filling angle, resulting in easier filling and less chance of spillage. A free-flow return hydraulic pipe is also now available on all models.
On small platform SCORPION 1033-635 models, the pressure in the 160 litre/minute hydraulic system has been increased from 200 bar to 240 bar, plus a new load hold valve is also now fitted. Between them, these will provide improved fine control of the machine and boom, which is also now available with a JCB Q-Fit headstock.