Claas to release Smart Push bucket in the new year

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Machinery giant Claas is expanding its product range with the release of the new Smart Push bucket

The Smart Push alternative bucket
The Smart Push loose material bucket is an alternative to the traditional high-tip bucket
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The Smart Push bucket system is different from a conventional loader bucket, with the load being discharged without the need to tip the bucket; instead the material is pushed out.

"The core of Smart Push is the movable rear panel that can be easily operated using the third control circuit," Claas says. "To empty the bucket, the driver only has to move it into the desired position, for example alongside a mixed-feed wagon, and then push the contents into the container while maintaining the bucket in a horizontal position."

The Push Smart is available for the Claas Torion wheel loader models and Claas tractors with front loaders.

Claas says the material uptake is the same as for a standard bucket, with the standard hydraulic overload protection preventing any operating errors.

The protection system operates completely independently of the controls, and remains operational even when the hydraulic connections are decoupled.

Greater overhead discharge heights are possible thanks to the Smart Push buckets ability to discharge without tipping the bucket, providing optimal viewing for the operator.

The Smart Push bucket can also be purchased with a top grab, which requires just a single additional hydraulic control circuit. When discharging, the material is pushed out by the rear panel automatically only once the grab arm reaches a certain angle.

As a result, the grab opening and pushing out the material are optimally coordinated. The Smart Push bucket can be purchased for all small and mid-sized Claas Torion models, as well as for the FL80 to FL250 Claas tractor front loaders. Bucket volumes range from 1,760L for the small models to 4,100L for the mid-sized models.

The new Claas Smart Push buckets will be available exclusively from Claas dealers from 1 January 2018.

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