CLAAS machines have got the look

Published on 04 April 2017

THE new CLAAS JAGUAR 900 forage harvester and RTK FIELD BASE mobile GPS station have proven they’ve got the brains and beauty to match by recently winning two internationally-renowned iF Design Awards.

The high-performance CLAAS JAGUAR 900 forage harvester won an iF Product Award, while the RTK FIELD BASE won a coveted iF Gold award. Established in 1953, the Industrie Forum Design awards promote excellence in industrial design.

This year’s awards attracted almost 5600 entries from 59 countries across 15 different categories, including product, packaging, communication and service and architecture. Each entry was assessed against strict criteria for design, innovation, functionality, manufacturing quality, safety and environmental compatibility. The two CLAAS machines won the jury over with their harmonious blend of technology and aesthetics. 

In presenting a Product Award to the JAGUAR 900, the jury noted the high performance machine’s striking appearance and harmonious details. Its elegant lines of the are the result of a close partnership between CLAAS and the German firm, Budde Industrie Design, in Münster.

The CLAAS RTK FIELD BASE mobile GPS transmitter was recognised for achieving a perfect balance between function and form. The unit, which transmits GPS signals up to six kilometres away to provide a guidance accuracy of between 2 and 3cm, is easy to set up and operate.

The CLAAS AXION 800 advanced technology tractor, CLAAS JAGUAR 800 and SCORPION 9055-7044 telescopic loaders have previously won iF Design Awards.

More than 2,000 guests attended this year’s iF Design Awards ceremony, which was held at BMW World in Munich

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