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Gold Medals

by the editorial staff
January/February 2015 | Back

CLAAS Panoramic cab

Panoramic Cab for new Arion 400


The new cab structure of the ARION T4f offers an optimalview of the front loader and/or front lift, thanks to a widecontinuous 90° field of vision.The main characteristic is that it has successfully

eliminated the upper horizontal crosspiece, which untilnow has been essential for successfully passing regulatorytests for protection against falling objects. From the floorto the roof, the large windscreen of 2.41 m² providesoptimal visibility from the driver’s seat. No blind anglesobstruct the driver’s visibility of his/her loader, makingit possible to be always seated in the most comfortableposition. All of the repetitive movements causing cervicaland lumbar fatigue are therefore eliminated, as is theresulting backache. It is remarkable progress in terms ofprevention, safety, comfort and productivity.

High-speed precision seed drill

Exactemerge Seed Drill


On this seed drill, the descent tube is replaced by abrush-belt. The seeds are actively transferred from the dispensing system to the belt, which transports them at controlled vertical speed to the base of the furrow. The speeds of the dispensing element and the brushbeltfor each sowing element are driven at the speed of advance. The seeds are placed at the base of the furrow with a nil horizontal speed, avoiding any risk of rebound and rolling. The speed determined at the level of the dispenser is fully complied with, including at high working speeds (up to 20 km/h).

The electric drive to the sowing elements can be manually or automatically cut off (edges, points).

It also allows automatically or manually varying the density of sowing (according to a pre-established map). Lastly, it opens the way, eventually, to row-by-row adjustment. The seed counter fitted on each sowing element provides a display in the cabin, via the SeedStar console, of the

essential parameters, such as: row spacing (row by row), momentary sowing density and the surface that has been sown. The sowing parameters can be transmitted in real time via Wireless Data Transfer and recorded on the portal, and the user can thus obtain a very precise map of the quality of the sowing (map showing missing and duplicated areas, the speed of work, the support pressure,…).


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