New tranny and more options for the Scorpion

Benefits of the new Varipower 2 transmission in the small frame Claas Scorpion 635, 732, 736, 741 and 1033 include a long service life, improved drive efficiency and reduced noise levels.

by Steven Vale

19 Nov 2021

Replacing the previous Varipower box, the new one, which comes from the Jaguar forage harvester, comprises two hydrostatic motors inside a compact housing which share a common shaft and swash plate.

Transferring the same torque to the wheels as the previous transmission, the operator can still select three driving ranges – 0-15km/hr, 0-30km/hr and 0-40km/hr.

The new feature is that the housing oil is continuously extracted from the drive housing by a powerful Venturi tube. This is claimed to significantly reduce churning losses when driving at speed for maximum efficiency and low fuel consumption. The transmission in the large frame Scorpions are unchanged. The 746 continues to work with Varipower and the 756 and 960 Varipower Plus.

New options for all Scorpions include the latest generation Claas cameras. These can be mounted at the rear and on the telescopic arm or hitch frame and are housed inside a new holder for optimum protection.

The image is transferred to a separate display in the cab, which switches automatically to the rear camera when reversing. Integrated heating inside the camera housing prevents the lens from misting up or freezing when the weather is cold or wet.

A new four-digit counter is also available within easy reach of the joystick for manually counting load cycles. Other new features include an LED flashing beacon, self-cancelling indicators and additional tyre options. The rear of the vehicle can now be accessed without tools.

Claas has also added two new flagship models to the Torion wheel loader range. There is also a new mid-range addition and a boost in power for some models. More details next week.