Press release

CLAAS XERION 12.650 TERRA TRAC awarded at Hungarian AGROmashEXPO

CLAAS and AXIÁL were delighted to win the Grand Prix in the “International Product Development” category at the Hungarian agricultural fair AGROmashEXPO in Budapest. The seed green award winner is the new XERION 12.650 TERRA TRAC, which not only sets new standards in its class in terms of comfort and efficiency.

It is the fourth award in a row for the new spearhead of the CLAAS tractor fleet: After Tractor of the Year 2024, Farm Machine 2024 (large tractor category) and AE50 Award, the XERION 12.650 TERRA TRAC has now received the Grand Prix in the “International Product Development” category at the AGROmashEXPO in the Hungarian capital Budapest. “It is absolutely extraordinary to receive four awards for a new product in such a period space of time,” says Dr. Martin von Hoyningen-Huene, Chief Technology Officer CLAAS Group and responsible for the Tractors and Implements division. “Thanks to its unique features, the large tractor sets benchmarks in many ways that help our customers work even more productively and efficiently while reducing the burden on the driver and the environment.“

CLAAS importer AXIÁL is also enthusiastic: “We introduced the XERION 12 series in the second half of 2023 and demonstrated it to the first customers in the field,” explains Zsolt Harsányi, founder of AXIÁL and spokesman for the owner family. “The feedback was consistently positive, both in terms of performance and pulling power as well as efficiency, comfort and driver assistance through CEMOS and digital technologies such as CEMIS 1200 with GPS PILOT. The AGROmashEXPO Grand Prix confirms the first-class feedback from farmers and drivers and underlines the tractor’s convincing technological arguments.”

V.l.n.r.: Sichtbare Freude in den Gesichtern von Mihály Trunk (AXIÁL Direktor Claas), Zsolt Pinter (AXIÁL Geschäftsführer), Virág Harsányi (AXIÁL Direktorin Strategie), Jan Berlemann (CLAAS Regional Center Central Europe), Zsolt Harsányi (Inhaber), Dr. Fodor Gyöngyi Harsányi (Inhaberin) und Gábor Steinhauser (AXIÁL Produktmanager Traktoren).

Successful start of production

The new XERION 12 series is positioned above the XERION 4200, XERION 4500 and XERION 5000 models, which are available as TRAC, TRAC VC and SADDLE TRAC variants (XERION 4200 only). After a successful start of production at the main plant in Harsewinkel, an initially limited number of machines will be built this year and marketed in the core target markets. It will be introduced in other sales regions at the same time. “There is great interest in the new series,” explains Steffan Kurtz, Global Product Team Large Tractor. “After all, the XERION 12 series not only offers the most powerful four-wheel tractors with continuously variable transmissions on the market, but also sets new standards in this segment in terms of efficiency and comfort.”