Claas celebrates 150,000 tractors

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German manufacturer Claas has celebrated the production of its 150,000th tractor after acquiring acquiring the Renault brand in 2003.

Claas is celebrating its 150,000th tractor
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  • Claas produces 150,000th tractor
  • Claas acquired Renault tractors in 2003
  • Two special edition models

German manufacturer Claas  has celebrated the production of its 150,000th tractor after acquiring acquiring the Renault brand in 2003.

To mark the occasion, Claas will offer special edition versions of its Axion 870 and an Arion 660 to customers.

The company says both models will feature top-of-the-line specs, such as the brand’s CMATIC continuously variable transmission, front axle suspension, four-point cab suspension, the CEBIS operating system and cab features like leather trim.

The special edition models will also feature a metallic paint job and decals.

Since acquiring Renault, Claas has certainly put tractors at the top of its agenda, investing over $1 billion in improving its tractor research, development and manufacturing capabilities over the past decade. 

"These include the ongoing redevelopment of its tractor manufacturing plant and testing facility in France and the construction of a new transmission plant in Germany," Claas Harvest Centre product manager Dave Knowles says.

Claas Timeline


2003       Claas acquires 51 per cent of Renault Agriculture


2004       Claas manufactures its 1,000th tractor

                Xerion 3300 released


2006       Axion 800 series released


2007       Arion 600/500 series released

                Xerion 3800 released


2008       Claas acquires 100 per cent of Renault Agriculture

                Axos 300 series released


2009       Arion 400 series released

                Xerion 5000/4500 series released

                Xerion 5000 named Agritechnica Machine of the Year


2010       Claas manufactures its 10,000th Arion 600/500

                Claas manufactures its 1000th Xerion


2011       New Axion 900 series released

                Axion 900 named Agritechnica Machine of the Year


2012       New Arion 600/500 series released


2013       New Axion 800 series released 

                Claas manufactures its 100,000th tractor


2014       New Claas CVT Transmission launched


2015       New Tier 4 Arion 400 series launched


2016       Introduction of MAXI CARE extended warranties

               Factory-fitted loaders made available for export


2017       New generation Tier 4 Axion 900 and Arion 600 series released

                New Axion 900 with Terra Trac released


2018       New generation in-cab offer released

               SATCOR guidance introduced


2019       Claas manufactures its 150,000th tractor

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