Peterson Cat to spotlight Claas Lexion combines

Geoff Parks/For the Capital Press A Claas Lexion combine is ready for harvest. It is available from Peterson Cat in Albany, Ore., and will be on display at the Willamette Valley Ag Expo.

Peterson Cat company of Albany is one of the company’s 18 locations in Oregon, Northern California and Washington state offering sales and service of agricultural and construction equipment.

Among the many types of equipment offered through Peterson are Claas Lexion combines, the European market leader in harvesters. They will be featured at the Peterson exhibit at Willamette Valley Ag Expo.

Machinery sales specialist Josh Kennedy said flatly that the Claas Lexion combines “can do more with less.”

“Oregon is unlike any other part of the country, where we have a short window to do anything in the field,” he said. “That usually means more equipment to cover more acreage.” But not with the Lexion series, he said.

Kennedy explained that the Lexion brand comes in a 600 series, which are straw walker or rotary machines, and the 700 series, which are hybrid machines. Peterson Cat currently has in stock four Lexion 670 combines and four Lexion 760 combines.

Straw walker combines retail for about $280,000 base, while larger combines go for upwards of $400,000, depending on the header and other specs. In Oregon, combines are mainly used to harvest grass seed or wheat.

Some of the unique features of the line include:

• Claas Contour — automatic vertical response to changing terrain via combine ground-pressure sensors — is standard on all Lexion combines.

• Improved header drive. The drive delivers maximum power to the header as increasing volumes of material are passed through the feeder house.

• Integration of the Claas patented Accelerated Pre-Separation (APS) threshing system with Roto Plus separation into one combine.

• Integration of the APS and the Multi-Finger Separation System to provide greater separation performance without compromising straw quality.

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