VIDEO: Claas prepares Aussie farmers for harvest with Lexion combines

By: Carene Chong

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The German brand recently had its record-breaking Lexion 770 combine harvester on display at the 2014 Elmore Machinery Field Days, just in time for harvest season.

The combine made an appearance alongside a number of other new product releases by Claas, including the 2014 Tractor of the Year, Claas Axion 850.

While the Lexion combines has been on the market for a while, the range is still top of mind when it comes to combines due to its efficiency and productivity. In fact, the Lexion 760 and 770 both smashed world records for most corn and wheat harvested several years ago.

The Lexion range come with either tracks or wheels but according to Landpower (Claas’ Australian distributor) rep Adam Hayward, almost 90 per cent of the combines were sold with tracks.

"There are a number of benefits that tracks offer, including the stability they give to the machine, the higher road speeds they offer, the suspension as well as the reduced transport width," he says.

Hayward adds the combines also feature all the latest and most advanced technology designed and manufactured by Claas such as the CEBIS control system, CEMOS Automatic software that controls the entire harvesting operation automatically, as well as the Claas Telematics system which allows operators to remotely monitor their machines and statistics at all times.

Operator comfort is another important area Claas focuses heavily on, Hayward says.

"There is a new leather seat on this machine and the station has been moved closer to the feederhouse so you get really good visibility of the whole front," he says.

"It’s a lot less strenuous on the operator."

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