Claas has introduced the Torion 530, a new 46hp entry-level model to its range of compact articulated wheelwed loaders for agriculture. In addition, the Torion 535 and Torion 639 models have received more engine power.
The Claas range of small Torion wheel loaders with articulated steering now includes three models with engine outputs of 46 to 74hp. The Torion 530, which is powered by a 46hp Yanmar four-cylinder engine with 2.2-litre displacement, is a newcomer to the range.
Its hydraulic system delivers 61 lit/min at 230 bar and enables an articulated tipping load of 3,000kg. The parallel-guided Z-kinematics of the conical mast allows for a bucket pivot point of 3.18m to be dumped over heights of up to 2.82m, and a maximum reach of 1.46m. The mast and attachment are operated using a joystick. Alternatively the two additional control circuits can be controlled using an additional lever or at the push of a button.
On the larger Torion 535 and Torion 639 models, power from their 2.1-litre Yanmar four-cylinder engine has been increased to 74hp. They’re now optionally available with either standard or High-Lift Z-kinematics. In the standard version, over-reach heights of 2.82m (Torion 535) or 2.98m (Torion 639) can be achieved, while the High-Lift version can reach 2.97m to 3.18m.
Depending on the version, the bucket pivot point is between 3.19m and 3.54m. Maximum reach is from 1.49m to 1.71m. With a hydraulic delivery volume of 70 or 80 lit/min, the articulated tipping load of the Torion 535 is 3,500kg (High-Lift: 3,300kg) and on the Torion 639 it’s 3,900kg (High-Lift: 3,600kg).
The engines of all three Torions meet the Stage V emissions standard using a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) without selective catalytic reduction (SCR).
The three models also have a sensitive and durable hydrostatic drive with two speed levels, that accelerate the Torion 530 to a maximum of 20km/hr and the two larger models now up to 30km/hr. The optional vibration damping of the mast can be activated to prevent rocking on uneven terrain and fast loading cycles.
Thanks to the 40-degree steering angle of the articulated pendulum joint on both sides, manoeuvering is no problem, even in narrow yards and buildings. In addition, when fitted with standard 340/80R18 tyres, the Torion 530 and Torion 535 have a clearance height of less than 2.5m.
The completely redesigned spacious cab has lots of storage options and storage compartments. It offers exceptional all-round visibility and, thanks to the curved front windscreen, the operator has an excellent view of the mast and raised attachments. The glass entry door and the right window can be opened by 180 degrees and locked.
The infinitely adjustable three-way steering column, the air-sprung driver’s seat, air conditioning and the low noise level in the cab ensure pleasant driving comfort. A display unit on the right A-pillar and the clear control panel next to the right armrest make everyday work intuitive and easy – even with changing drivers. As an option, the cab roof can be fitted with halogen work lights or up to eight LED lights with 360-degree illumination.