Axion 800 shows its claas picking up two top awards
The new Axion 800 tractor from Claas won two separate awards at the Agritechnica 2013 trade fair in Hanover -- 'Tractor of the Year 2014' and 'Machine of the Year 2014'.
The prestigious Tractor of the Year prize is awarded every year by an independent jury of agricultural trade journalists.
"Receiving this award is a very special moment for us," said Jan-Hendrik Mohr, managing director of the sales division of Claas Global Sales, who accepted the award on behalf of the company.
"The award is extra special because we are currently celebrating 10 years of Claas tractors, as well as our 100-year company anniversary."
The Machine of the Year award is presented every two years.
This year, the prize in the large tractor category was awarded to Claas for its Axion 800 C-matic transmission.
Explaining its decision, the jury noted that "the stepless transmission is operated using the C-motion operating lever, which is one of the most ergonomic controls on the market.
"The Claas Cebis control terminal also allows the operator to make extensive adjustments. We particularly liked the simple engine/transmission management system.