Agritechnica 2015: CLAAS launches a new wagon

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Claas is showcasing its latest loader wagon for forage harvesting the Cargos 700, at this year’s Agritechnica

Agritechnica 2015: CLAAS launches a new wagon
The new Claas Cargos 700 has been developed to complement the company's existing range of forage harvesting equipment

The Cargos 700 is the first Claas loader wagon purely for transporting cuttings, and completes the company’s forage harvesting product range.

It is the latest in a series of loader wagon innovations from Claas since last year, when the company introduced the Cargos 8000 combi-wagon.

This was followed up soon after with the Cargos 9000, which boasted increased loading volume.

The Claas facility for forage harvesting technology in Bad Saulgau, Germany has been developing and manufacturing loader wagons for 50 years.

During the development process of its combi-wagon range, Claas says the requirement for a wagon purely for transporting cuttings to work alongside the brand's forage harvester were also taken into consideration.

The Cargos 700 has the same stable frame design as the company’s existing combi-wagons and a solid, bolted body.

Its body also has the same conical opening towards the rear like the combi-wagons.

The front panel has merely been inclined 30 degrees to the front to cater for increased loading volumes of up to 51 m³ and improved unloading.

The scraper floor is hot-dip galvanised and its drive is integrated into the C-profile for protection on both sides. A two-speed scraper floor drive is available as an option.

CLAAS has also incorporated the modular running gear components and tyre variants from its combi-wagon.

There is a wide range of equipment options, including tandem or tridem running gear with mechanical or hydraulic suspension and tyres up to 30.5" in size.

Claas adds it is offering tridem versions with steered trailing axles for the first time for its new Cargos 700 and exiting Cargos 9000 combi-wagon.

The hydraulic drawbar is standard equipment and can optionally be equipped with a suspension system.

"Lowering the drawbar is useful when performing the first chop of a field, while raising the drawbar facilitates quick and complete unloading of the wagon on the silo," the company says.

"Two discharge rollers are available optionally for even more uniform unloading. These can be quickly and easily installed and removed as on the Cargos 8000/9000."

The wagon is operated without a terminal by three double-acting control devices and a single-acting control device on the tractor.

For long days of harvesting through into the night, an LED lighting package is available in addition to the standard work lamps.

The Cargos 700 will be available for the 2016 harvest in three models with loading volumes of 36.5 to 51 m³.

CLAAS is at Agritechnica 2015 in hall 13, booth No C05.

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