CLAAS of America has rolled out a pair of all-new Lexion 6000 Series straw walker combines -- the Lexion 6800 and Lexion 6900.
The manufacturer told a virtual gathering of ag media that the new technology represented by these machines offers producers new efficiencies in their wheat, canola and grass seed crops. CLAAS designed the 6000 Series combines for markets in western Canada and select regions of the U.S., including Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
"Lexion combines have built a reputation for delivering increased harvest efficiency and productivity, saving fuel and grain, and driving down the cost of harvest for more than 20 years," says Blake McOllough, product manager, combines at CLAAS. "Designed with efficiency in mind, the Lexion 6000 Series straw walker combine does that and more with new cutting-edge technology to keep operators harvesting acres in record time."
CLAAS points to several features important to the new combines:
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Throughput. The new machines provide up to 25% more throughput. The CLAAS APS Synflow Walker threshing and separation system has the straightest crop flow in the industry, the manufacturer contends, and is the only combine on the market with an accelerator drum for constant crop acceleration, efficient grain separation and gentle straw handling.
Grain Tank. Lexion 6000 Series combines incorporate max grain tank storage for 425 bushels. Unloading is 5.1 bushels per second.
Automation. The Cemos Automation combine system makes autonomous and automatic real-time, in-field adjustments with more precision and speed than a seasoned operator, the company states.
Road Speed. 6000 combines move from field to field at up to 25 mph.
Switch. In-cab, push-button capabilities reduce crop conversion time by more than 50% compared to previous models. CLAAS made intuitive cab design enhancements for operator comfort.
Maintenance. CLAAS says daily maintenance time is shortened to 20 minutes with features such as an automatic central lubrication system. Dynamic Cooling increases air filter service intervals by up to two weeks.
Pricing was not available at press time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
> CLAAS of America: www.claasofamerica.com
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