The Claas X10 cab on the latest AirRide and Harrier self-propelled sprayers provides more space, a higher-spec interior and improved visibility over the outgoing ABT-built Excalibur structure.
Standard X10 features include automatic air conditioning, a Bluetooth radio, three-way tilting steering column and adjustable sun blinds on all windows. There’s also a larger buddy seat with a 27-litre fridge housed underneath and all vehicle and boom controls have been integrated into the cab’s original controls.
Entry-level AirRide models will have a simpler interior spec with air-suspended cloth seat, while Harriers get a high-back leather version with climate control and heating (available as an upgrade on all models).
Both sprayers have redesigned mirrors to improve access, LED work lights and a hydraulic-folding ladder with a controller integrated into the park brake. An illuminated pressure gauge has also been included for clearer visibility when working at night. Sprayer functions and vehicle readouts are housed in the latest TMC V6 terminal, which is setup for auto section and auto nozzle select as standard.
AirRide sprayers can now be specified with Mercedes Stage V engines; single-turbo four-pot (170hp), 228hp version (same block with twin turbos) and 240hp six-cylinder single turbo.
These power a hydrostatic motor that drive Poclain wheel motors on AirRide 3000 and 3500 models and heavier-duty Sauer Danfoss units on all larger versions (option to upgrade the smaller models).
Views to the boom have been improved in particular, with large, sweeping corner windows and a redesigned engine canopy with chamfered corners.
Tank options range from 3,000-litres to 6,000-litres and boom widths are 24m, 28m or 30m. Unladen weight is from 6,700kg and ground clearance is 1.1m (1.7m option).
Harrier models now come with a six-pot 240hp Mercedes engine and heavy-duty Sauer Danfoss wheel motors. Spray packs are integrated into the chassis and come with the option of 4,000 to 6,000-litre tanks and boom options up to 36m. Unladen weight is from 8,500kg and ground clearance is 1.1m.
On farm prices for the updated models with 24m boom start at £150,000 for an AirRide 3000 and £178,750 for a 4,000-litre Harrier.