CLAAS has significantly extended the versatility, productivity and user comfort of its CARGOS dual purpose and transport wagons with the addition of new steering options, increased capacity and an ISOBUS terminal.
All models in the CARGOS 700 series of transport wagons can now be equipped with a mechanically-controlled hydraulic positive steering system as an alternative to the existing passive or electronically-controlled hydraulic positive steering systems. Utilising the displacement principle, the mechanical hydraulic positive steering system utilises one (tandem models) or two (tridem models) master cylinders on the drawbar, combined with a hydraulic unit and a high-volume pressure accumulator as overload protection.
CLAAS Harvest Centre Product Manager – Greenline, Luke Wheeler, says the master cylinders are attached on the tractor side on Scharmüller K50 ball hitches, and each is protected with a robust bolted guard plate. “There are also pivoting supports for the master cylinders,” he says.
“The steered axles are the last axle in a tandem chassis, and the first and last axles in a tridem chassis. When the machine is in operation, the positive steering function is controlled by the tractor. The system operates without any permanent electronic connections."
“Mechanical operation of the hydraulic system allows optimum soil protection during reversing manoeuvres and provides excellent trailing alignment on both level and sloping terrain.”
All new CARGOS transport and dual-purpose models can now be fitted with the ISOBUS-compatible CEMIS 700 universal terminal. A 7” high-contrast colour display with touchscreen functionality and automatic day/night switch, 10 backlit hard keys and a rotary/push switch ensures easy operation.
Other features include input from one or two cameras, ISO 11783 compatibility alongside Aux-O, Aux-N, UT1 and UT2 functions. Thanks to a platform gate extension, the capacity of the CARGOS 8400 dual-purpose wagon has increased by seven percent to a DIN loading of 38 cubic metres.
The proven features of the CARGOS series, such as the CLAAS double-bladed knife with its legendary durability and the significantly lowered hydraulic scraper floor, mean that CLAAS is now able to provide an industry-leading solution that is both very compact and extremely productive, whether for farms operating their own equipment or for contractors.