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Monster Machines

For the 2007 harvest season, Claas Omaha, maker of the Lexion combine, introduces a new straw walker combine, a combine on tracks and new lines of headers.

Straw walker combines

The new Lexion 570 combine is designed for growers who want faster harvest speeds without sacrificing the quality of their product. Combine features include six high-performance straw walkers and a Multifinger Separation System for improved threshing and separation of the grain.

According to Bob Armstrong, Claas product marketing manager, the 350-hp Lexion 570 allows for increased crop throughput and ensures even crop flow. Features include the Accelerated Pre-Separation System (APS), which allows for up to 30% of the grain to be separated at the APS cylinder before being sent to a high-capacity grain-cleaning system, and a 280-bu. folding grain tank.

Price of the Lexion 570 is $221,450. Circle 190.

Track combine

The Lexion 590R, which Claas claims is the largest combine in North America, is now available on tracks with the introduction of the Lexion 595R. “This added flotation means reduced compaction, added traction when needed and the riding comfort of a wheeled combine,” Armstrong says.

The 595R's hybrid system uses the APS threshing system with RotoPlus dual paddle rotor separation. The combine has a 462-hp Cat engine and a foldable grain tank with a 360-bu. capacity. With its Mobil-Trac system, the 595R provides flotation at 10.5 psi and a road speed of up to 18 mph.

Price of the Lexion 595R is $408,810. Circle 189.

New headers

The new Lexion C512-30 and C508-30 corn heads feature row units fitted with rotating blades that chop and shatter the stalks while gently picking the ears. Claas says this new technology allows for better decomposition of stalks during the winter and smoother planting beds in the spring. The suggested retail prices are $97,830 for the 12-row C512-30 and $66,860 for the eight-row C508-30. Circle 188.

Vario headers, designed for small grain crop harvesting, improve crop flow with a hydraulically adjustable table that adjusts to the height of the crop. The table can be extended by 8 in. or reduced by 4 in. from its center position on the go, improving header crop flow. The list price for the base Vario 30-ft. head is $35,630. Circle 187.

Claas extends its line of rigid and flex combine headers with its new F535 35-ft. platform header. The header has 7 in. of vertical flex, allowing the cutterbar to harvest close to the ground in any terrain. All Claas flex heads can be equipped with auto contour, which enables the header to adjust to terrain changes. The F535 retails for $42,500. Circle 186.

Contact Claas Omaha, Dept. FIN, 8401 S. 132nd St., Omaha, NE 68138, 402/861-1000, or

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