CLAAS tested its own tractors

Last year, during the agricultural season, the eminent German manufacturer was engaged in testing its equipment in the field. The check was performed for compliance with the declared fuel standards, consumables consumption, performance level and other parameters. The “debutant” of the test was the CLAAS XERION 5000.

To obtain the most truthful and honest results, testing was conducted in a wide variety of climatic zones and even under the most inappropriate weather conditions – everything is like in real life. All tests were conducted in the period from the beginning of May until mid-October. The tractor was tested under the following loads:

Loosening the soil to a depth of 30 cm. The HORSH TIGER 5MT model was used as the main cultivator. The total fuel consumption was 19.5 liters per hectare of field. The speed of movement of the tractor at the same time averaged about 11 km / h.

Presowing treatment. The soil was rather heavily wetted, so the fuel consumption was only about 7.2 liters per hectare. The main cultivator was chosen model VADERSTAD TOP DOWN 700, and the additional difficulty was the fact that straws were left on the treated field. The average speed of the CLAAS XERION 5000 tractor was 12.5 km / h.

Processing soil after harvesting corn. The depth of penetration was approximately 18 cm, and the speed of movement of the tractor was 12 km / h. Fuel consumption in this mode of operation did not exceed 9.5 liters per hectare of field.

In general, the manufacturer was satisfied with the test results, once again confirming the quality of their products not only on paper, but also in the process of actual operation, and in very different conditions.

Indicators model CLAAS AXION 950

Testing of this model was given a little less attention, but experts still managed to form a certain opinion about its performance. In general, the tractor proved to be quite good.

Presowing treatment. The field has already been cultivated, so the speed of movement of the tractor was about 19 km / h, and the total fuel consumption did not exceed 4.8 liters per hectare. The model AMAZONE CATROS was used as a harrow, the preliminary settings of which were intended for treating the soil to a depth of 8 cm.

I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that under similar conditions with the use of a SALFORD disc harrow the consumption dropped to 4.5 l / ha. The main feature of the test was that the immersion depth was instead of 8 as much as 12 centimeters.

The tests were not limited to tests on the amount of fuel used and the speed of work, which was quite predictable. The fact is that the manufacturer pays a lot of attention to smart electronics on board its equipment. This should allow to optimize the majority of production processes, save time, fuel and resource of the tractors themselves. Therefore, the CLAAS AXION 950 also tested the GPS PILOT S7, which is an automatic tractor control system.

When using this technology, the controllability of transport has become 5% better, which allows to significantly reduce the area of ​​the sections of the field where the processing was performed more than once, as well as those places where the tractor failed to fully fit into it due to its size. In practice, this should reduce the cost of landowners for fuel and lubricants, thereby reducing the total cost of all products, making it more accessible to the end customer.