Claas has added an even more powerful model to its successful Axion 800 model series, the Axion 870, which is equipped as standard with the continuously variable CMatic transmission.
The Axion 870 is rated up to 295hp and is equipped with a six-cylinder FPT engine that has a 6.7 litre displacement and meets Stage IV emissions standard.
With this new flagship model, Claas continues its ongoing programme to develop the Axion 800 model series and the range now incorporates seven models ranging from 205 to 295 hp.
The FPT engine in the Axion 870 uses the CPM (Claas Power Management) system. At speeds of more than 14km/hr and whenever PTO work is being performed, the system automatically provides additional torque and an extra 15hp of power through the electronic engine control system. Overall, the new Axion 870 is 31hp more powerful compared to the Axion 850 CMatic, despite having the same operational weight. This makes the Axion 870 suitable for an even larger range of applications in fast-moving field work, for PTO work and for road travel.
Like the entire Axion 800 model series, the Axion 870 will also be equipped with a new front axle as standard. It’s up to 380kg lighter than the previous axle and allows an increase in the permissible gross vehicle weight of up to one tonne.
Due to its low unladen weight combined with high power, the Axion 870 is suited to light cultivation and heavy-duty PTO operations such as baling, slurry spreading or grass harvesting. This makes the Axion 870 an attractive alternative to the next model up in the Axion 900 model series, especially for use between multiple farms and for large farm operations.
The Axion 870 is equipped with the continuously variable CMatic transmission and the Cebis operating concept (Claas electronic on-board information system) with up to seven electronic spool valves and a Cebis terminal integrated into the armrest. Thanks to the Claas Sequence Management system (CMS), the Axion is capable of intelligent headland and implement management.
All of the important functions of both the tractor and the equipment can be conveniently controlled using function keys in the armrest, or with the CMotion multifunction lever. In addition, the Axion 870 can optionally be equipped ex-factory with the GPS Pilot steering system from Claas, with S10 or S7 terminal.
The Claas Axion 870 will be available from 2016.