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Silver for new TERRA TRAC crawler tracks fitted to CLAAS LEXION combine harvester

29 April 2011

The new CLAAS TERRA TRAC crawler track for the LEXION combine harvester has been awarded a silver medal at SIMA, one of the world’s premier farm machinery expos.

The international agricultural technology show, held every two years in Paris, sees SIMA Innovation Awards bestowed on successful companies chosen by an expert panel of judges.

The panel presented the award to the CLAAS TERRA Trac crawler tracks, which drastically reduce the force of impact through its new hydropneumatic suspension, in recognition of the machine's outstanding overall design. Hydraulic cylinders adjust the individual drive wheels, ground wheels and support rollers of the TERRA TRAC to the ground contour, resulting in automatic levelling and improved cornering stability of the combine harvester.

In addition, operator comfort offered is also improved by the separate suspension. With the new TERRA TRAC, the combine harvester moves across the field with infinite gentleness.

The modern, soil-protecting track is available for the new LEXION 770 and 750. With the new TERRA TRAC, the LEXION 750 can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h on the road. This helps boost the economic efficiency of the combine harvester by reducing the time required for the machine to move between fields – resulting in increased yields.

LEXION combine harvesters equipped with TERRA TRAC are available at Wellard CLAAS Harvest Centres at Katanning and Esperance.

Other features of the all-new crawler track include:

  • increased soil protection (66% improvement on wheeled machine)
  • improved traction on wet ground or when working on sloped terrain
  • stable and smooth cutterbar operation even when operating the widest cutterbars available
  • increased operator comfort
  • less drive resistance and less slippage, and therefore reduced fuel consumption.

For more information about the Terra Trac’s silver medal, visit http://app.claas.com/sima2011/en/highlights/terra-trac.php

For further information please contact:

Cameron Morse
Phone: + 61 8 9386 1233
Mobile: +61 433 886 871
Website: www.wellard.com.au


Background – Wellard Rural and Trading

Wellard is a world leader in the production and distribution of livestock and grain.

Its two largest subsidiaries are Wellard Rural Exports, Australia’s largest livestock exporter and ship owner, and Wellard Agri, a large mixed farming land owner and operator specialising in the production of grains, legumes and livestock.

Wellard Rural Exports has supplied quality dairy and beef cattle and sheep and goats to the world for more than 30 years, and its investment in the live export industry is without peer.  Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, the company’s operations cover every aspect of the export chain, including feed milling, livestock aggregation, road transport, feedlot facilities throughout Australia and modern shipping.

The company’s flagship carrier, the MV Ocean Drover (formerly the MV Becrux), is a purpose-built livestock carrier capable of carrying 75,000 sheep or 18,000 cattle to major markets around the globe.  She was commissioned in 2002.

Its MV Ocean Shearer (formerly the MV Stella Deneb) can carry 125,000 sheep or 23,000 cattle, or a combination of both.

Two new, technologically advanced, purpose-built vessels, the MV Ocean Swagman and the MV Ocean Outback, were launched in 2010. They offer unparalleled levels of safety for the livestock, crew and vessel, and can transport 7000 cattle, 25,000 sheep, or a combination of both.

Wellard Agri owns and operates eight farms covering 33,000 hectares across three agri-hubs. The two northern hubs are located at Dongara and Watheroo in Western Australia’s central midlands and one is located at Kojonup in the Great Southern region of WA.

The Dongara hub is home to The Grange, a 14,500 hectare property which is considered one of Western Australia’s blue chip farming properties.

The remaining landholding totals more than 18,000 hectares, of which 14,000 hectares is cropped to a variety of grains and legumes. The other 4000ha is devoted to sheep production, including the famous Hyfield Poll Merino stud at Kojonup. In addition, Wellard leases an additional 14,500ha for livestock and grain production.

Wellard Agri also has operations in the farm machinery sector, through management of the CLAAS Harvest Centres at Katanning and Esperance for the Landpower range of farm machinery.

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