Spring chassis upgrade for Claas wagon

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New wheel set to help mitigate soil damage from dual-purpose wagon

Spring chassis upgrade for Claas wagon
The Claas Cargos 8500 with tridem chassis will be available in Australia in Spring 2019

 

Claas will start offering its Cargos 8500 dual-purpose wagon with a tridem chassis and 30.5-inch (77.5cm) tyres in a move it says will help minimise damage to fragile soils.

The dual-purpose wagon will be able to be fitted with sets of three tyres, rather than the previous two, up to a size of 710/50 R30.5, the company says, adding that this will be a unique combination in the market segment.

The new model will be available in Australia and New Zealand for delivery in Spring 2019.

"The large contact area minimises compaction damage to soils that are moist or less able to withstand a load," the company says.

"In combination with the electrohydraulic positive steering, the loader wagon can also be operated in crab-steering mode. In this way, the area driven over is increased still further, and the weight is ideally distributed over a wider area."

The wagons, which can hold a volume of 41.5 cubic metres, can also be fitted with a load weight indicator accurate within 1 per cent and readable on the outside of the wagon.

This function can be enabled and disabled from the terminal, and provides a simple and convenient way to read yield measurement just for the wagon directly in the field.

 

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