Claas Arion 400-Series tractors now upgradable

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Claas Arion 400-Series tractors can now use Hexashift transmission and CSM headland management system. Claas Arion 400-Series tractors can now use Hexashift transmission and CSM headland management system. Claas Arion 400-Series tractors can now use Hexashift transmission and CSM headland management system.
The upgrade allows for greater control over tractor functions from the cabin. The upgrade allows for greater control over tractor functions from the cabin. The upgrade allows for greater control over tractor functions from the cabin.

Claas Arion 400 tractors in the compact 90 to 140hp range can now be upgraded with technology that was previously only available in Claas high-horsepower tractors.


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These include Hexashift transmission, CSM headland management software and a recently developed dynamic steering system.

Such an upgrade may help farmers cultivate, forage, and use the front loader with more precision, according to Claas.

The new Hexashift transmission variant now available for Arion 460 to 430 models can be used on the road at a lower engine rpm with four automated ranges and six power-shift stages, which results in lower diesel consumption, the company says.

The six power-shift stages allow for a large gear overlap, so that the most appropriate rpm and driving speed can be selected for each application. All 24 gears can be changed using the multifunctional lever, without having to use the clutch pedal.

The driver can allow the tractor to change gear automatically by selecting the Hexactiv power-shift mode.

The CSM headland management system allows several tractor functions to be saved as operating sequences with this system, such as electronic control units, power lift, engine rpm and PTO shaft.

This can help simplify complex driving manoeuvres, which usually require numerous operating steps.

A total of four headland sequences with up to 200 steps can be saved, and can be activated using the CSM operating panel in the right-side console or the multifunction lever.

A newly developed Claas steering system allows the driver to change the number of steering wheel rotations for the same steering lock angle at the touch of a button and adapt it to the specific task at hand. 

This makes handling significantly easier, Claas says, especially with steering-intensive work such as when using a front-loader or at a headland.

Using this system the driver can choose between three different modes for dynamic steering using the colour display.

Approximately 90 per cent of all work can be executed with a steering angle dependent mode, where the steering automatically accelerates the stronger the turn.

In the speed-dependent mode, the steering transmission is automatically reduced as the tractor speed increases above 10km/h.

Using the third mode, the steering transmission is manually adjusted independent of the speed or steering angle lock.

The Claas telematics system records all the central machine data and positions for each application, allowing ongoing work to be monitored and optimised via remote diagnostics. Automatic, field-by-field documentation of all data can then be exported directly into a field record.

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