Video Review: Claas Axion 870 tractor

Video by: Andrew Britten

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Tom Dickson takes the Claas Axion 870 for a test run, but he finds the tractor is pretty capable of finding its own way around thanks to the Claas S10 terminal.

This addition to the 800 Series from Claas is not only the most powerful, but also the most intelligent, our expert reckons.

Once the weather allowed, Tom jumped in the cab to find he actually didn't need to do a whole lot for the 870 to get the job done.

"The operator can select the direction he or she wants the tractor to turn, and can also define how many passes to skip," he says.

"It should be stressed that the tractor will only initiate a full driverless and sequence management turn after the prompt has been accepted by the driver.

"Apart from that one piece of human intervention, the tractor virtually has a mind of its own, showing that it is more than likely we will see fully autonomous, driverless, tractors operating on farms sooner rather than later.

"Misjudging the distance at the end of a run and getting jammed up against the fence will be a thing of the past."


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