New functions and features for the latest Claas Scorpion telehandlers include a shake function for working with the bucket, a MultiCoupler for fast attachment and removal of implements, and additional tyre options. The bucket shake function makes it easier to empty the contents when working with damp or sticky materials such as manure, compost or soil. The boom itself can still be moved around as normal when the shake function is activated. This function is deployed via a key combination on the joystick, so that the driver can easily switch it on or off at any time during work operations. With Smart Handling, the driver can also switch between bucket mode, stacking mode with vertical lift and manual mode. Another new automated feature is the bucket return function, with which the driver can programme a bucket return position at any time, and then automatically return the bucket to that position by pressing a button. Available as an option on all Scorpion models, the MultiCoupler, along with the pushbutton pressure release switch on the headstock, simplifies the task of connecting and disconnecting hydraulic connections when changing implements. Already employed on the firm’s tractors with front loaders, Claas claims to be the first manufacturer to offer this option ex-factory for telehandlers. Other new options include Michelin BibLoad tyres, which Claas reckons are particularly suitable for operating on asphalted areas around the farm. Depending on the model, Michelin 460/70 R24 or 500/70 R24 tyres are also available. All Scorpions are powered by 4cyl Stage IV Deutz diesel engines. Power outputs range from 136hp in the entry level 6030 (6.15m/3t) to 156hp in the two top-of-the-range 7055 (5.5t/7m) and 9055 (5.5t/8.75m) models. All machines and new options are available as of now.