CLAAS of America announces updates to the 2023 XERION tractor line. The latest model delivers even more, offering best-in-class performance right where four-wheel drive tractor growers need it with powertrain upgrades, improved hydraulic flow and added versatility.
Since the North American launch, the XERION line of high-horsepower tractors has been known for its refined ride, high transport speeds, excellent fuel economy and a whisper-quiet cab. The high-horsepower (435-530 hp) tractor offers confidence-inspiring technology with a higher level of capability, ultimately helping customers work more productively and efficiently.
“We designed the XERION to be our customers’ favored choice for true tractor capability,” said Frans Reijmers, CLAAS tractor product manager. “The enhancements to 2023 models build on its core strengths and provide the power, a better balance in the design and operator confidence that makes tackling those all-day, tough jobs more convenient than ever.”
New Transmission, Proven Features
Tackle steep terrain and experience a smoother ride with the all-new Eccom 5.5 continuously variable transmission (CVT). Like previous transmission technology (Eccom 4.5 and ZF Eccom 5.0), the Eccom 5.5 is also a 4-range CVT that better transfers the engine’s torque and power for superior efficiency and higher productivity. A maximum forward speed of 31 mph can be achieved at a low, fuel-saving rpm.
Industry’s Highest Hydraulic Power
The switch to the new Eccom 5.5 enables higher hydraulic flow than not only just its predecessor, but also competitive brands. With up to six double-acting rear spool valves, a brand new pump transfer gearbox and optional tandem pumps allow an oil flow of up to 111 gallons per minute – more than sufficient hydraulic volume for implements with a particularly high oil flow requirement, such as wide air seeders. Up to two spool valves can be supplied with a high flow rate of 37 gallons per minute with standard load-sensing working hydraulics.
In addition, two spool valves (standard equipment) and three spool valves when equipped with the optional tandem pump can be prioritized in CEBIS. A separate and optimized 120 hp hydraulic system with 66 gallons per minute at 3,770 psi is available for attachments such as manure tanks and front-mounted implements requiring high-horsepower hydraulics. A hydraulic dual-circuit trailer brake can also be supplied for North American customers.
Intelligent Ballasting And Conveniences
Also available in model year 2023 units is a new base weight plate for the multi-purpose carrier space behind the cab. Using the intelligent ballast concept with additional 882 Ib. weight plates and ballastable front weight, up to 15,432 Ibs. of additional ballast can be loaded. Depending on the application, the XERION can be optimally balanced for a 50:50 weight distribution under load for maximum multi-pass effect.
The lineup enhancements in the new model year includes XERION 5000 and 4500 models in TRAC or TRAC VC configurations. In celebration of its 25th year in production, all model year 2023 XERION tractors will come with a limited-edition anniversary sticker at time of delivery.
For more information on the XERION tractor, visit www.claas.com.