Among a number of updates to the LEXION 700 HYBRID range for 2017 is the option of a new extra long unloading auger to provide full compatibility for working within a 12m CTF (Controlled Traffic Farming) system.
Designed to match the CLAAS VARIO 1230 cutterbar, the new 7XL auger is a completely new design and features a folding end-piece. The folding end-piece is 2.11m long and folds through 120 degrees around the back of the combine.
This means that CLAAS is able to offer a complete range of unloading options for CTF, from 12m with the 7XL, or 10.5m with the 4XL and 9.0m with the 3XL.
As before, the auger is operated using the switch on the multi-function CMATIC control and a safety mechanism ensures that the end-piece will only fold out or in when the auger is fully folded out in the unloading position.
The new 7XL auger has a total unloading reach of 12 metres, so when used in combination with the VARIO 1230 cutterbar, this ensures that the supporting trailer or chaser bin can travel in the adjacent tramline.
The new 7XL auger is only available on LEXION TERRA TRAC models and which have been fitted with a reinforced 13,500 or 11,000 litre grain tank.
Other updates for the LEXION 700 include the option of 40kph on both the LEXION 760TT and 750TT and the availability of breakaway steps on all TERRA TRAC models.