Description: Top of the Claas: from SF to Lexion 780
Top of the Claas: from SF to Lexion 780
German farm machinery manufacturer Claas has been producing self-propelled combine harvesters since the 1950s. In this programme Stephen and Jonathan chart the story of the various Claas combine models from the very first SF type to the Lexion 780.
Mainly concentrating on the bigger models in each range, the story develops over the decades as we see machines at work still gathering in the cereal harvest many years after they were produced.
Models featured include the Matador Giant, Senator 70, Dominator 85, Commandor 115CS, Lexion 480, 600, 770 and many more besides.
Four smaller Lexion combines are shown at work in one field in Lancashire while a similar output is achieved by a sole Lexion 770 model in Suffolk. We also see how the combines are moved around from field to field and prepared for different crops.
We watch the Lexion 770 break the world record for harvesting the most wheat in an eight-hour period in 2011 and then the introduction of an even larger combine – the Lexion 780 – that without doubt deserves the title, ‘Top Of The Claas’.
90 minutes running time
Publisher: Tractor Barn