Equipment Roundup

CLAAS Launches Two Tractor Lines; Case IH Brings New Capability to WD5 Windrowers; New Holland Introduces New Windrower Disc Header

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
CLAAS of America has launched the XERION 12 tractors series with 653- or 585-horsepower engines, hydraulic flow rate of 140 gallons per minute, standard continuously variable transmission and heavy-duty axle system. (Photo courtesy of CLAAS of America)

In this Equipment Roundup, DTN/Progressive Farmer looks at CLAAS launching two tractor lines, Case IH bringing new capability to its WD5 windrowers, New Holland bringing to market the Durabine 413 PLUS disc header, and CLAAS revealing a new service and parts concept.



CLAAS of America has introduced two new tractor lines, the XERION 12.650 and 12.590 and the ARION 660, 650 and 630. CLAAS has also added new row-crop options to its AXION 960 TT and 930 TT. Here are details:

-- XERION 12 series. Available with 653- or 585-horsepower engines; hydraulic flow rate of 140 gallons per minute; standard continuously variable transmission (CVT); heavy-duty axle system to manage higher horsepower and heavier loads. The XERION 12 Series is available with 36- or 30-inch TERRA TRAC units on all four corners or, if wheels are preferred, 800/70 R42 duals are available with a footprint of up to 42 inches. The cab has 20% more legroom than previous models; supported by a four-point suspension and sound-dampening.

-- ARION 660, 650 and 630 multipurpose tractors. Available in 165- to 205-horspower; equipped with a continuously variable CMATIC transmission; maximum transport speed of 31 mph; lift capacity of 17,600 pounds; front PTO and three-point hitch. When used in conjunction with the CLAAS FL150 hydraulic self-leveling loader, the ARION can lift 7,546 pounds of material up to 15 feet high. Its 12-inch CEBIS touchscreen display puts essential controls at the operator's fingertips.

-- AXION 900 TT series (upgraded row options): The AXION 900 TT -- TERRA TRAC option -- is now available on 18-inch belts on 88- and 120-inch centers, in addition to the previous track widths of 25, 29 and 35 inches. The AXION 960TT and 930TT models, which are equipped with a four-mode, continuously variable CMATIC transmission, offer 445 and 355 horsepower, respectively.

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Case IH is announcing a collaboration with Honey Bee Manufacturing to allow WSC draper heads to connect to Case IH WD5 series self-propelled windrowers. Honey Bee brings their draper head technology for greater capacity, which maximizes efficiency across a range of conditions.

Using in-cab control of two shifting decks, operators can deliver crop left, right or center with the double swath option. The Honey Bee draper heads also eliminate gouging and crop scuffing with adjustable castering gauge wheels.

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New Holland Agriculture North America has introduced the Durabine 413 PLUS disc header for Speedrower PLUS Series self-propelled windrowers. The new header features a cut width of 13 feet 1 inch (4.0 meters), offering customers a new head size option to choose from to fit their needs.

Built in New Holland, Pennsylvania, the Durabine 413 PLUS disc header features the same cutterbar and conditioning systems found on the Discbine 313 PLUS center-pivot disc mower-conditioners.

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CLAAS of America is opening the first of two CLAAS FARMPOINT dealerships, this one at Madisonville, Kentucky. A second CLAAS FARMPOINT facility will open later this summer in Kokomo, Indiana.

The Madisonville CLAAS FARMPOINT dealership is a mobile-first parts and service hub serving the area's farmers. With CLAAS connect, Remote Service, and the On Your Farm Parts program, technicians can respond to customer equipment alerts, offer quick solutions and provide what's necessary to minimize fieldwork disruptions. CLAAS connect also provides digital access to equipment data and needed parts.

"The whole goal is to be able to respond quicker and deliver more value to growers in the region," said Jeff Tilden, CLAAS North America vice president, parts.

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