Claas Arion tractor in a field

Headland management is now available on the Claas

Claas has updated its 90-140hp Arion 400 range with features traditionally found on the higher horsepower tractors, including a 24-speed transmission and a new system for adjusting the steering ratio.

The auto-shifting 24-speed Hexashift gearbox is now available alongside the standard 16×16 Quadrashift, and offers six speeds across four gears for greater overlap during range changes.

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Headland management also has been made available on the Arion 400, having previously been restricted to the high horsepower line-up.

Claas’ Sequence Management system is able to record a total of four headland sequences with up to 200 steps, which are activated using either the control panel or the joystick.

Telematics has been filtering down the Claas product list since its launch on the Lexion combine and is also now fitted to the Arion.

Claas Arion working in the field

The Claas Arion has four fixed steering ratios

The system automatically records the tractor and implement’s operating data and automatically records its to a server.

Elsewhere, the steering ratio can be reduced to as little as one turn from lock-to-lock, which will no doubt appeal to those working with a front loader.

In Speed Dependent mode, the steering ratio is reduced as forward speed increases, so will allow for quick and easy headland turns, but stiffens up when in a straight line down the field.

It can also be used in manual mode, where the operator can pick from four fixed steering ratios.