Claas extends and upgrades Torion line-up

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The two flagship Claas Torion agricultural wheel loaders now feature more engine power, more lift capacity and an even greater loading height. Their names have also changed to Torion 1913 and Torion 2014. Also the midrange models are updated.

When it comes to big bucket volumes, strong lift capacities and impressive loading heights, the two flagship models in the Torion range – the 1812 and 1914 are in charge. Now these two agricultural wheel loaders have been superseded by two new models with redesigned front end and lift arms for increased loading height and reach.

Lift higher, load faster

The main distinguishing feature of the Torion 1913 and 2014 is that the wheelbase has been extended by 10 cm. The reason for this becomes clear on closer inspection: the redesigned front end and lifting frame has enabled the loading height and reach to be increased. Thanks to the longer lift arm, the height of the bucket pivot point has now increased to 4.15 m – an extra by 23.5 cm – both with agricultural kinematics and Z-kinematics. With the new Z-HL Highlift kinematics, a loading height of 4.70 m can now be achieved even with Z-kinematics. This means that even the highest trailers can be safely loaded. Combined with even larger bucket volumes, this has increased the tear out force and tipping load to 165 kN and 12,500 kg (1913) and 175 kN and 13,750 kg (2014). In addition to the longer wheelbase, the higher operating weight of 18.5t (1913) and 19.6t (2014) make for optimum balance and maximum stability even under high loads. The maximum available hydraulic output has been increased from 234 l/min to 290 l/min to enable faster load cycles.

Low speed and “Cmatic” for efficiency

The engine output has been adapted in line with the increased load capacities and weights to ensure continued rapid and dynamic load cycles. With its efficient four-cylinder Liebherr engine with a displacement of 7.01 l, the Torion 1913 now delivers 163 kW/222 hp while the 7.96 displacement on the TORION 2014 develops 183 kW/249 hp. Thanks to the low-speed concept, maximum power is achieved at a fuel-efficient 1,150 rpm with maximum torque at 1,100 rpm. The engine output efficiently transmits the driving force to the wheels via the proven split-power “Cmatic” transmission.

Midrange extended

Claas has strengthened its mid-range Torion series with the addition of a power-packed model with an attractive power-to-weight ratio – the Torion 1511 P. The new loader is ideal for silage clamp work and ups the tempo when it comes to big bale logistics.

Up till now, there have been three models in the mid-range series in the Torion programme from Claas. Their ranks have now been boosted by the arrival of the Torion 1511 P. ‘P’ stands for power, because as well as more engine output and more torque, the 1511 P also features a more powerful drive for noticeably enhanced driving dynamics. This makes the model particularly suitable for clamp work and straw bale handling.

More engine output

The 6.8 l six-cylinder DPS engine compliant with Stage V emissions standard in the new Torion delivers a rated output of 168 kW/228 hp, which is precisely 40 hp more than in the Torion 1511. With a maximum torque of 900 Nm at 1,600 rpm, there is sufficient reserve capacity for even the highest clamp. What’s more, the 1511 P operates efficiently with the assistance of the “Dynamic Cooling” function which adjusts the fan speed from 100 to 1,050 rpm to suit the cooling requirement. The time interval for fan reversal, supplied as standard, can be adjusted in the control terminal.

The optional large 310 l diesel tank holds enough fuel for long working days. The unique installation position of the engine crosswise and well back in the machine affords excellent access for maintenance and acts as a counterbalance so less extra ballast is needed at the rear of the Torion.

The oil pump capacity on the “Varipower” drive has been increased to 145 ccm to provide additional dynamism, allowing the 1511 P to reach a “Smart Roading” top speed at a quiet, fuel-efficient 1800 rpm. By comparison, the hydraulic pump on the Torion 1511 has a capacity of 105 ccm. During rapid load cycles the new Torion 1511 P also benefits from its low operating weight, which is 300 kg below that of the 1511, producing a favourable power-to-weight ratio of just 62 kg/hp. The Varipower drive features three driving ranges to ensure that the optimum gear ratio is selected at all times. The second axial piston motor is automatically disconnected at speeds of over 16 km/h. Varipower also offers the same driving performance in forward and reverse and hydraulic braking assistance to reduce wear on the brakes and tyres.

Large wheels up to 750/65 R26 and two drive axles with self-locking differentials with a 45 percent lock value provide outstanding traction even under difficult conditions. Mudguards on the front wheels can be infinitely adjusted inwards by up to 10 cm to provide an optimum view of the outer edges of the front wheels when working up against the walls of the clamp. This prevents damage to the mudguards as well. The height of the mudguards can also be adjusted by 36 cm for clamp operations. Optional rugged collision protection at the rear prevents damage to the back of the vehicle in the event of a collision.

Faster load cycles

Just like the other three models in the mid-range Torion series, the Torion 1511 P can be equipped either with P- or Z-kinematics, with optional vibration damping including four operating modes. The optional high-lift arm increases the bucket pivot point from 3.93 m to 4.51 m. Automatic functions such as the programmable “Smart Loading” bucket return or the lift height and lowering limiter make for easier handling and increased handling capacity. And like the other Torion models in the mid-range series, the loader unit can be operated using the multi-lever control, joysick or multifunction control lever. For an additional charge, the 1511 P can also be supplied with a weighing system with programmable target weights.

The maximum available flow rate of the load-sensing hydraulics in the 1511 P is a full 228 l/min – 58 l/min more than the Torion 1511 – and the responsiveness of the individual hydraulic functions can be adjusted from the cab. Up to 126 l/min at 200 bar is available to the third and fourth control circuit.

At the rear, the Torion 1511 P can be optionally fitted with clevis, towing hitch  or even a height adjustable K80 hitch. The latter offers horizontal loading of max. 20 t and a permissible drawbar load of 1.5t. In addition, a two-line air brake system for trailer towing is optionally available.

New mid-range features

The other Torion models in the mid-range series – 1177, 1410 and 1511 – are also getting new equipment options and functions for the 2022 product year. One of the highlights is the optional joystick steering, which can be used instead of the steering wheel for routine tasks. The cab also features a new control panel in the right-hand armrest, while the curve radius of the front windscreen has been reduced towards the front to provide an undistorted view. “Dynamic Steering” is still available as an optional feature.

A new integrated and high-precision weighing system and a tyre pressure monitoring system in the terminal are also optionally available. As an option, the exhaust pipe can be supplied in corrosion-resistant stainless steel.

Up to 10 LED work lights can be fitted in the cab roof for an additional charge to supplement the two LED headlights with auxiliary side lights mounted next to the loader unit. Various equipment is available to improve safety when reversing, such as a rear camera, acoustic alarms and flashing lights (halogen or LED).

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