Agritechnica 2017 | Claas Torion wheel loader

By: Chris McCullough

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It’s no secret that Claas has teamed up with Liebherr to produce a range of telehandlers but at Agritechnica it also launched a new wheel loader, the Torion, for farm use

the Torion 1914, which is capable of a 12.4-tonne tipping load and is powered by a 228hp engine
the Torion 1914, which is capable of a 12.4-tonne tipping load and is powered by a 228hp engine
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Models start with the Torion 535, which has a tipping load of 3.45 tonnes and a 63hp engine, up to the Torion 1914, which is capable of a 12.4-tonne tipping load and is powered by a 228hp engine.

The Yanmar engines in both the smaller 535 and 639 models develop up to 68hp (639 model), and meet Stage IIIB emissions standards.

The infinitely variable hydrostatic drive has two drive modes: F1, from 0 to 6km/h; and F2, from 0 to 20 km/h.

The driver can switch from one drive mode to the other at the touch of a button, depending on the application.

For the Torion models in the mid-range series, the boom is available with P- or Z-kinematics.

With the load spread across the entire lift zone and higher holding forces in the upper working area, P-kinematics is the best option for most agricultural work.

Z-kinematics has a very high breakaway torque, and the bucket can be tipped quickly.

 

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