What is Kraftintelligenz?
The very best components across the entire machine intelligently brought together, from drive train to working system. EASY and CPS are part and parcel of our guiding principle: Kraftintelligenz.
What is CLAAS POWER SYSTEMS?
CPS is all about the perfect interplay of all individual drive system components.
What is EASY (Efficient Agriculture Systems)?
EASY summarises the full range of electronics excellence at CLAAS – from equipment settings and steering systems to software solutions for a wide range of applications and work processes.
What is the CPS team at CLAAS?
A team composed entirely of experts from a wide range of specialist and corporate departments who work tirelessly together to develop the very best solutions in drive system technology.
How will EU emissions regulations take effect?
Stage IIIb (= Tier 4i in the USA) came into force in January 2011 for tractors and machines with outputs from 177 to 762 hp. The new restrictions are intended to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by a further 85 percent of original values and soot particles by a further 97 percent of original values.
Do these emissions regulations apply worldwide?
No, the emissions regulations (Stage IIIb/Tier 4i) are applicable in EU countries, North America and Japan. For all other countries, there are either no restrictions at all or emissions regulations Tier 1 to Tier 3 will continue to apply.
What is the difference between Stage and Tier?
Stage is the name given to the European standard. Tier is the name given to the emissions standard in the USA.
What is SCR?
Selective Catalytic Reduction
A chemical reaction converts nitrogen oxides into water and pure nitrogen. This is achieved with the aid of a synthetically produced, water-based urea solution (often called AdBlue®). This solution must be delivered via a separate storage tank.
What is AdBlue®?
A synthetically produced, water-based urea solution (AdBlue®), which must be delivered via a separate storage tank. AdBlue® is a registered trademark of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and is now in common use as a synonym for urea-based solutions.
What is EGR (with DPF)?
(Exhaust Gas Recirculation.)
Exhaust Gas Recirculation with Diesel Soot Particle Filter (DPF). A slower rate of combustion reduces the buildup of nitrogen oxides within the engine. Soot thresholds, however, can be adhered to only through the use of a particulate filter (DPF). A second tank or a second fuel is not required.
Can fuel be saved through conversion?
This question cannot be answered definitively without the results of continuous field testing and experience; time will tell, since there are many other factors influencing fuel consumption.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of SCR technology?
SCR technology serves to optimise engine combustion and boosts efficiency. To utilise SCR, however, an additional tank for the delivery of urea is required. This incurs additional costs that must be factored into the equation.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of EGR technology?
With EGR technology, no second tank or additional fuel is required. However, in exhaust gas recirculation systems, the engine forces a continuous flow of air through a particulate filter, which requires power.
What is CLAAS doing?
CLAAS will use both systems. The choice of system for the respective model will rest on the engine make and drive system technology used.
Will I still be able to use and sell tractors with Tier 3 engines?
Yes. 2011 marked the start of a two-year transition period. Many customers will still opt for Stage IIIa/Tier 3 technology knowing what they know now.
Will I still be able to sell a machine with Tier 3 engine secondhand?
Yes. Demand for secondhand machines in this specification is also expected to remain high for the foreseeable future, and it may even rise.