Claas Scorpion 960 telehandler: Well-proportioned heavyweight

With a load capacity of 6.0t and about 9.0m lift height, the Liebherr-built Scorpion 960 is the Claas telehandler flagship. From its proportions, though, it’s hard to believe that’s possible until you pop it on a weighbridge

by Gottfried Eikel

13 Feb 2022

When our Scorpion 960 was delivered, we thought Claas had perhaps made a mistake and sent the wrong test machine. At first glance the telehandler, which without attachments is just under 6.00m long, 2.50m wide and 2.65m high, doesn’t give the impression that it has the wherewithal to lift 6.0 tonnes.