After a comprehensive testing and development phase to ensure compatibility in the North America market, CLAAS of America announces a full commercial launch of the AXION 800 series tractor in the United States and Canada.
A powerful 200–285 hp tractor, the AXION 800 series provides the comfort and flexibility needed to work faster and more efficiently. With the most fuel-efficient PTO horsepower in its class, excellent cab comfort and superior cab visibility, this tractor is ideal for the livestock and livestock input producer, and also has applications in other markets.
After testing and development, CLAAS partnered with a select group of dealers in diverse areas to ensure all parts, service and training support mechanisms were in place to facilitate the best customer and operator experience.
“Following months of testing on real farms across the United States and Canada, where we sought input from dealers and operators to ensure its compatibility, we are excited to officially introduce the AXION 800 series to our line of high-efficiency tractors,” says Drew Fletcher, Product Manager – Tractors, CLAAS of America. “This series is uniquely designed to help producers cover more ground faster and more efficiently.”
Productivity, efficiency and comfort
The AXION 800 series features a powerful 6.7L Tier 4 Final engine with deep torque reserves to power through tough spots in the field and steep grades. The series also offers a HEXASHIFT or CMATIC (CVT) transmission to fit the specific needs of the operator, whether they need efficient power throughput for tillage applications or maximum speed under varied engine loads.
“Whether it's big square baling, round baling, manure handling, loading, tilling or any other function, the AXION 800 series is flexible enough to meet the needs of the operator and adapt to the situation,” Fletcher says.
The AXION 800 series is enhanced by industry-leading fuel efficiency per PTO horsepower. While providing the same PTO horsepower as competitors, the AXION tractor can provide up to 20 more useable PTO horsepower while using up to 1 gallon per hour less fuel.
With a standard four-point suspended cab, PROACTIV front axle, shock-absorbing front and rear three-point hitches, a semi-active seat and a list of other cab conveniences, the AXION 800 delivers premium comfort for long days and nights in all conditions. Not to be forgotten is the superior forward visibility, rear curved glass and forward B-pillar posts that offer superior visibility.
“The AXION 800 is simply more efficient, which adds up to fewer gallons per acre, fewer hours per job and a lower cost per hour,” Fletcher says. “It was also designed with the comfort of the operator in mind, featuring a better ride quality and ease of use for less operator fatigue at the end of the day.”
CLAAS currently has 20 dealers that are designated AXION dealers and intends to increase that number over the next year to include all dealers that are currently contracted to sell its XERION tractor. From there, CLAAS will expand its tractor footprint to include all CLAAS long-line dealers.
CLAAS of America will feature the new AXION 800 series at the 2019 Farm Progress Show.