New control system for Cargos

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New Claas Cargos forage loader control system alters tractor speed depending on intake rate

New control system for Cargos
A Claas Axion 870 with a Cargos 9600


A control system to be introduced on Claas’s Cargos forage loader wagon range for the 2020–2021 season will help regulate tractor speed to increase productivity, the company says.

Claas Harvest Centre product manager for Claas Greenline, Blair McAlwee, says the new TIM speed control system will control the forward speed of any ISOBUS-compatible tractor according to the real-time throughput of the wagon’s pick-up.

"Put simply, forward speed is reduced during periods of high intake and increased during periods of low intake," he says.

"This system ensures the wagon’s loading capacity is optimised whilst significantly reducing the operator’s workload."

To be deployed in the Cargos 9000 and 8000 forage loader wagon ranges, the system uses torque measurements on the rotor and pickup for its speed calculations.

There are six models in the range, ranging in size from 30 to 50 cubic metres capacity, and available with options including a compartment cover that reliably secures and protects loaded forage.

"The side-mounted, reinforced cover is operated hydraulically via a double-acting ram," McAlwee says.

"Each model can be equipped with two or three roller feed-out modules that can be easily removed to increase the payload.

"A torque measurement system is available for automatic unloading."

Most Cargos models can be fitted with 800/45 R 30.5 Alliance 885 radial tyres for increased ground contact, which McAlwee says help to reduce ground pressure.

"In combination with the optional tridem chassis and electro-hydraulically controlled crab steering, these tyres are setting new standards for soil protection," he says.

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