CLAAS of America recently received a 2021 AE50 Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for the LEXION 6000 Series straw walker combine. The annual AE50 Awards program celebrates new products that feature the highest innovation, significant engineering advancement and impact on the market served.
“CLAAS is thrilled to be recognized by ASABE for the new and innovative LEXION straw walker combine,” said Eric Raby, CLAAS of America President and General Manager Sales. “We are constantly striving to ensure a better harvest with equipment designed for maximum throughput, efficiency and reliability the LEXION 6000 Series does just that and more.”
Entries for the AE50 awards are submitted from around the world and reviewed by a panel of international engineering experts to determine the top 50 products that represent the diversity of agricultural and biological engineering. Recipients of the awards have been honored for their ingenuity in product development saving producers time, cost and labor while improving user safety.
The LEXION 6000 Series straw walker combine, introduced in June 2020, offers an engineered mix of efficiency, precision and convenience that excels in crops like wheat, canola and grass seed all in a reliable and easily maintained package. It is designed to save time and make the job easier for farmers who want efficient separation without over-threshing grain or damaging straw.
Enhanced efficiency for more throughput
The new LEXION 6900 and 6800 provide up to 25% more throughput than the prior straw walker series. The APS SYNFLOW WALKER threshing and separation system has the straightest crop flow in the industry and is the only combine on the market with an accelerator drum for constant crop acceleration, efficient grain separation and gentle straw handling without having to make any sacrifices.
Heightened precision through advanced technology
The combine is equipped with more in-cab controls and on-the-fly adjustment capabilities, along with the highest-quality machine performance feedback for ensured success. At the peak of precision is the CEMOS AUTOMATIC combine automation system, which makes autonomous and automatic real-time, in-field adjustments with more precision and speed than a seasoned operator.
Optimal convenience for minimal downtime
With the industry's fastest transport speed at 25 mph (40 kph), the new LEXION combine not only gets operators through the field faster, but it also gets them to the next field faster. New in-cab conversion capabilities make it simpler and faster to switch between crops when needed reducing crop conversion time by more than 50%.