Claas expands compact tractor offering

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German ag-manufacturer Claas has raised its stakes in the compact tractor market with the recent launch of its new tractor range, Atos which comprises of six models offering 76 to 109hp.

Claas expands compact tractor offering
Claas' new Atos compact tractor range comprises of six models offering up to 109hp.

The new workhorse line-up is available in both 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder variants and fits in between Claas’ Arion 400, Axos, Elios and Nexos tractor series.

It made its public debut at the 2014 EIMA International trade fair in Bologna, Italy last November. 

According to Claas, the Atos range’s biggest drawcards are its simple yet robust technology and various equipment options, making it a versatile series catering to a wide range of uses and customers. 

The Atos range is powered by a Stage IIIB/Tier 4i-compliant engine. The 300 series uses a 4-cylinder engine that has a 3.8 litre displacement while the 200 series has a 3-cylinder engine with a 2.9 litre displacement.

The engines feature a common rail injection system, turbocharger, charge air cooler and optional viscous fan. Exhaust after-treatment is carried out by a diesel oxidation catalytic converter (DOC) and cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system.

The fuel tank holds up to 145 litres and the standard equipment includes an engine speed memory function which simplifies handling for the driver, especially when working with the power take-off.

With the Atos range, Claas is offering three transmission variants to suit different customer needs. This includes a standard manual transmission for basic applications, the Twinshift transmission with two powershift speeds or the Trishift transmission with three powershift speeds.

All transmission variants are available with either a mechanical clutchless reverser or the electronic Revershift clutchless reverser.

Three power take-off options are also available for the Atos with the following speeds:

  • 540rpm
  • 540 and 540 Eco
  • 540/540 Eco, 1000 and 1000 Eco

An automatic power take-off system and a separate groundspeed power take-off for powering trailers are also available as options.

 

Smart Stop

According to Claas, a new and unique feature of the Atos range is its Smart Stop function for transmissions specified with an electronic clutchless reverser. This function is activated at the touch of a button on the dashboard that ensures the Atos tractor stops when the brake is engaged without having to depress the clutch pedal.

Stopping and moving off is carried out solely using the brake pedal, thus relieving stress on the driver particularly when working in the yard or in the field. The Smart Stop function shuts off automatically at higher speeds.

The Atos is optionally equipped ex-factory with a fully integrated front linkage that has a lift capacity of 1.9 tonnes. The front linkage console can be operated either with the mechanical Propilot control system or the hydraulic Flexipilot control system.

The rear linkage can also be controlled mechanically or electronically.

The Atos 300 has a maximum lift capacity of 4.8 tonnes at the rear while the Atos 200 can lift up to 3.8 tonnes.

The standard hydraulic pump has an output of 55 litre/min. The Eco option provides an increased hydraulic output of 60 litre/min at a reduced engine speed of 1600rpm – thus lowering fuel consumption. A total of four control units are available, whereby the fourth can be controlled electronically.

The Atos is available with two front axle variants: a standard front axle without all-wheel drive or a braked front axle with all-wheel drive.

A comfortable four-pillar cab and glass roof hatch is featured on all models of the Atos range, which Claas says provides excellent all-round visibility of the working area.

Furthermore, all functions are clearly arranged within the cab for ease of operation.

Specifications

Model

Max power (hp)

Max torque (Nm)

(3-cylinder)

 

 

Atos 220

76

341

Atos 230

88

354

Atos 240

97

371

(4-cylinder)

 

 

Atos 330

88

354

Atos 340

102

408

Atos 350

109

436

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