AXION 900 TERRA TRAC ENTERS FULL PRODUCTION
After 2017 announcement
Following the initial announcement of its development in 2017, the Claas Axion 900 Terra Trac has entered full production and launched at Agritechnica this week.
Two Terra Trac models will be available - the 445hp Axion 960 and the 355hp Axion 930.
The manufacturer says these will be the first half-track tractors on the market to have a fully suspended track system and the Terra Trac system developed by themselves for the Axion calls upon the company’s experience gained over 30 years of rubber track development for the Lexion combine.
To meet the specific power transfer needs of a tractor and to handle the high levels of torque, the drive wheel on the Axion Terra Trac unit is larger than that found on the Lexion and has spokes with attached rubber blocks to aid self-cleaning. The tracks use a force-locking drive and are maintained at a higher tension for even pressure distribution.
The new model is the first half-track unit to have full suspension. Combined with the front axle and 4-point cab suspension on the Axion, Claas says this not only aids ground contact and reduces wheelslip, but gives the operator an unprecedented level of comfort compared to other tracked tractors.