October 28, 2016 12:26 PM ET


Company Overview of CLAAS KGaA mbH

Company Overview

CLAAS Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien mbH manufactures and sells agricultural engineering equipment. The company offers combines, forage harvesters, square balers, transplanters, tractors, telehandlers, hay tools, precision farming machines, forage harvesting machinery, and agricultural systems. It also offers services and parts, including double fingers, filters, shear bars, chains, ball bearings, knives, belts, spring tines, refrigerants, and seats; cab accessories, crop packaging materials, lubricants, coolants, batteries, measuring instruments, elevator paddles, and accessories; camera systems, telemetry and precision farming products; AGROCOM software; and services. The company sells i...

M√ľnsterstrasse 33

Harsewinkel,  33428


Founded in 1913

11,535 Employees


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Key Executives for CLAAS KGaA mbH

Chief Executive Officer of Claas Jinyee Agricultural Machinery
Executive Vice President of Sales & Services and Member of Executive Board
Age: 64
Head of Plant Expansion and Technical Director
Head of Technical Services - Russia
Age: 31
Executive Director of Law
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

CLAAS KGaA mbH Key Developments

CLAAS Introduces New TUCANO 560 with APS HYBRID Threshing System

CLAAS KGaA mbH has introduced the new TUCANO 560 with APS HYBRID threshing system. The TUCANO 560 features the tried-and-tested APS HYBRID SYSTEM, which combines the tangential APS threshing system with ROTO PLUS residual grain separation, resulting in a high throughput and particularly careful straw handling. The TUCANO 560's CLAAS APS threshing system stands out due to its high throughput and consistently high performance. The key advantage of this system is that the crop is accelerated from 3 m/s to 20 m/s before it even reaches the threshing drum. This extreme speed produces high centrifugal forces which enable optimal grain separation during the threshing process. In addition, a consistent and rapid crop flow is also guaranteed, even in difficult conditions. The combination of the APS threshing system with highly effective ROTO PLUS residual grain separation gives it a notable advantage over straw walker systems. The large single rotor used in the ROTO PLUS residual grain separation system, which measures 570 mm in diameter, produces high centrifugal forces even at low speeds, making residual grain separation particularly efficient. In addition to this, the APS HYBRID SYSTEM's APS threshing system and ROTO PLUS residual grain separation system can be freely adjusted independently from one another. This means that the operator can choose the optimal settings for straw quality and grain separation according to the weather conditions, the time of day and the crop. The company recommend a low rotor speed for the careful processing of fairly dry, brittle straw, but for green crops or crops which become covered with dew in the evening, a high speed can be selected to achieve the required maximum separation rate. A notable advantage of the TUCANO 560 is that it is compact in size whilst still a powerful piece of equipment. This is achieved through the use of the efficient and energy-saving APS HYBRID SYSTEM and a standard built-in 313 HP Mercedes-Benz engine. This allows the new model to combine the power of a 6-straw walker with the size of a 5-straw walker. With tyres measuring 800 mm, the transport width remains under 3.50 m, meaning there are no limitations with regard to driving on roads. This makes the TUCANO 560 of particular interest to larger farming operations and machinery contractors in need of a high level of operating efficiency. To ensure optimal grain separation, the TUCANO 560, like all the other models in this range, uses a lower sieve with a new shape as well as a shallower angle of oscillation. This means that the grains fall through the lower sieve more easily, and the returns volumes are lower despite the lower sieve's smaller openings. As such, the grain is cleaner and it is easier for the operator to make cleaning adjustments. A 50% larger grain auger and a reinforced screw drive also make it possible to achieve a significantly higher throughput. This is a valuable asset, particularly when harvesting corn. Modified grain cleaning and the reinforced grain auger come as standard with all new TUCANO models. In order to improve performance even further, the grain tank in the 450 and 570 models has been enlarged by 1,000 litres so that it now holds 10,000 litres. The TUCANO 560 will be available for the 2017 harvest season.

CLAAS KGaA mbH Introduces New VARIANT 400 Series

CLAAS KGaA mbH has introduced the new VARIANT 400 series, a new range of variable round balers. The new VARIANT 400 series will replace the existing VARIANT 300 range from the 2017 harvesting season. As before, the new range will be available in two different bale sizes (0.90-1.55 x 1.20m and 0.90-1.80 x 1.20 m) as well as with (ROTO CUT) or without the cutterbar (ROTO FEED). There is also the option for the PRO cutting floor with hydropneumatic suspension as well as the XXL pick-up with a width of 2.35 m. A dual roller crop press, the same as that fitted to the QUADRANT square baler and the JAGUAR forage harvester, is now also available for the pick-up. The dual roller crop press is suspended and can be mechanically switched between four different settings without the use of tools. It allows the intake to be quickly adjusted to suit different operating conditions and ensures a more uniform and faster crop flow, meaning that the new VARIANT models can be driven at higher operating speeds. In the case of the PRO version, the cutting floor automatically drops when there is a risk of blockage, meaning that the baler can always be driven at its optimal level of performance.

CLAAS Unveils New LEXION 600 Range

CLAAS KGaA mbH has announced that it has given the LEXION 600 range an overhaul and for 2017 will be offering new models with added features. These include, among other things, Mercedes-Benz engines on all models, a new straw chopper, a mechanical radial spreader and the AUTO SLOPE and AUTO CLEANING CEMOS AUTOMATIC functions. The LEXION 670-620 range is comprised of three 6-walker machines with a drum width of 1,700 mm and two 5-walker models with a drum width of 1,420 mm. The 670 and 630 models are also available in the MONTANA hillside variant with a levelling mechanism. The new LEXION 600 models are all equipped with Mercedes-Benz engines, which are characterized by their optimal power delivery and low consumption. On the LEXION 650-630 models, the 6-cylinder engines have a cubic capacity of 7.7 l, while on the LEXION 670 and 660, the engines have a cubic capacity of 10.7 l with power outputs of 435 HP and 408 HP respectively.

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