Does The CLAAS Grain Handling System Live Up To The Hype?
18 Oct 233 min 28 sec

CLAAS boasts a top-tier grain handling system in its Lexion combine. Kelly is putting it to the test in the Western Iowa's hills.  Will it live up to the hype?

00:00 Out here in the hills of Western Iowa trying out a Klaus machine. It's our first experience with it. 00:05 It's a little different layout than I'm used to, but a great machine. I really like it. I'm with Jeff Gray of Klaus. 00:10 He's been out here today being a great resource, helping us understand all the new buttons and the switches and the monitors. Uh, machine has a lot of technology. I'm really impressed. Jeff, 00:19 what can you tell me about the technology on this machine and why you think it makes it a superior product? 00:24 Well, this combine is equipped with our CMOs automatic system, uh, which autonomously, uh, 00:30 makes all the settings automatically as we're traveling through the field. Um, and as part of that system, um, 00:37 there is some slope compensation that takes place in there. We have a system called four D cleaning that, uh, 00:43 is technology that we can actually have as standalone on the combine. Uh, that is part of CMOs Auto where we utilize the rotor cover plates to counter 00:53 the roll side, roll the combine. So if the combine's going downhill and leaning to the left, those rotor cover plates are gonna pitch to the right to kick the material to 01:02 the high side of the rotary turns pan so it doesn't overburden the pre-clear and ultimately the sieve as it as we're traveling through the field. 01:09 So it keeps everything nice and evenly spread out on both the rotary turns pan and down onto the cleaning system to minimize grain loss. 01:17 So we've been out here for about 30 or 45 minutes so far. Would you say that that thing in these hills is on the constant move? 01:22 Yes, definitely. Definitely. Yep, yep. And then you combine that with our standard three D cleaning system. Actually, how it works, it doesn't tilt. 01:31 It basically turns the upper sieve into a vibrating table. So we actually put a little bit of a, a change the angle, uh, 01:37 and sideways motion the material. Uh, and it shakes the grain to the high side on the sieve. So it keeps it all evenly distributed on the sve. So you really, 01:45 you've got the ultimate, uh, uh, side hill combine, if you will, without having to purchase a, uh, a leveling system. 01:53 Alright, we put these scrolls out in the field. The combine's gonna combine over top of them and we're gonna see what the grain loss is here. 02:01 Klaus advertises that their grain loss and their grain handling system, their threshing system, if you will, is the best in the market. 02:09 So we put these out there, then we'll pick it up. This is a tough environment. It's 28% corn, it's yielding about two 40. The cobs are spongy. 02:17 There's a rain coming, it's a humid day. So I'm, uh, interested to see what kind of performance we've got here, because this is a tough situation. 02:25 So each one of these screens measures 10 square feet. We've got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17 02:41 and a half kernels, uh, no, here we go. 18 kernels, uh, in a 10 square foot area. So What kind of loss does that equate 02:50 To? So on this combine of the 12 row corn head and a 67 inch white chassis, uh, with chopper and everything dropped cleaning and chopper dropped, 02:59 and windrow, we're looking at about eight to eight kernels per square foot On this combine is a bushel. Yep. 03:06 So we counted all the scrolls. We came up with 1.8 kernels per square foot. We're losing less than a bushel and 200 3240 bushel corn. 03:14 That test 28%. Very impressive.

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