Claas panoramic cab wins SIMA innovation award

By eliminating the upper horizontal crosspiece, Claas has achieved a panoramic cab in the Arion T4f tractor.
Claas panoramic cab wins SIMA innovation award

From the floor to the roof, the large “sunroof” windscreen of 2.41m square provides optimal visibility from the driver’s seat — but is still safety compliant.

With a wide, continuous 90 degrees field of vision, no blind angles obstruct the driver’s visibility of the front loader and/or front lift.

The driver can thus remain seated in the most comfortable position, without repetitive movements causing cervical and lumbar fatigue — and backache.

This remarkable progress in terms of prevention, safety, comfort, and productivity has been endorsed by the judges for the prestigous Innovation Awards at the SIMA international agri-business show, which takes place in Paris in February.

Since 1931, these internationally renowned awards have been presented for the most innovative equipment, products, techniques and services presented by exhibitors at the SIMA.

The panoramic cab is a SIMA gold medal winner, along with John Deere’s high-speed ExactEmerge precision seed drill.

The ExactEmerge delivers seed to the bottom of the furrow in a rearward trajectory that matches the ground speed of the planter, without seed bounce or roll.

Brush bristles cradle the seed on all sides, achieving full control, even in rough planting conditions.

The ExactEmerge achieves 99% seed singulation, with the vast majority of seed shapes and sizes.

Mounted on a tractor, this electric-drive planter can be powered by an external generator attached to the tractor pto (or by a John Deere 6RE tractor). The electric drive to the sowing elements can be manually or automatically cut off.

It also allows automatic or manual varying of the density of sowing, and opens the way, eventually, to row-by-row adjustment.

The seed counter fitted on each sowing element provides a display in the cabin, via the SeedStar console, of the essential parameters, such as row spacing (row by row), momentary sowing density, and the surface that has been sown.

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