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An intelligent design. And, above all, power aplenty.
The optimum weight distribution and long wheelbase allow the AXION 900 to put its full power down on the ground. Compact and manoeuvrable, it features a cab which has been moved further forward compared with the AXION 800. This is good news for the driver, whose workplace is even quieter now that it is far ahead of the rear axle. The driver will also appreciate the high, commanding driving position which provides an unobstructed view of the implements fitted at the front and rear.
A look under the engine hood reveals the FPT 8.7-litre 6-cylinder engine with SCR technology which already complies with the new Stage IIIb / Tier 4i exhaust emissions standard. In a skilful design move, the engineers have managed to integrate the SCR catalytic converter in the upper section of the engine compartment. As a result, the AXION 900 is free of the bulky external add-ons which are frequently found elsewhere in the market. This means that visibility from the cab is unimpeded.
The diesel tank with the integrated 60-litre urea tank is situated to the left of the cab steps to make filling up with both fuel and AdBlue® particularly fast and effortless. Another unique feature is a narrow, yet extremely strong, frame section with an integrated oil sump which leaves plenty of space for a large steering angle while also providing optimum handling of all the forces associated with the front linkage.
CMATIC is the generic term used to refer to the ideal, intelligent matching of engine and continuously variable transmission technology in CLAAS tractors.
Of course, this also applies to the AXION 900, which is equipped with a ZF ECCOM split-power transmission. This unit is outstandingly efficient thanks to the high mechanical element of the transmission in every speed range.
At the rear of the AXION 900 the hydraulic couplings, ISOBUS socket and air connections are presented in a tidy, clear and easily accessible array. The three speeds available at the PTO shaft stub include a 1000 rpm ECO speed. This means that even heavy PTO work can be performed at a fuel-saving engine speed of 1600 rpm in the high torque range.
The same attention to detail is to be found throughout the AXION 900: the battery and electronics unit are integrated in the cab steps for easy access. The one-piece engine hood can be raised effortlessly and provides unrestricted access to all the main components. When closed, it rests securely and firmly on a specially designed frame above the engine. Another example of the well thought-out and practical design is the positioning of the air filter. CLAAS has put it at the front, ahead of the radiator package for easy access.