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CLAAS Claims Two of Three Davidson Prizes for Farm Equipment Innovation and Technology

Omaha, Neb., (March 1, 2024) – CLAAS of America earned two of the three annual Davidson Prize honors which recognizes the best-of-the best in ag innovation for its CEMOS tractor driving optimization system and its new DISCO 97000 Auto Swather.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) presented the seventh-annual Davidson Prize to the top three innovative products, selected from the AE50 honorees on March 1, 2024 during Commodity Classic in Houston. The Davidson Prize is designed to celebrate innovations in areas of agricultural, food and biological systems engineering.

“The Davidson Prize caps off a phenomenal year in equipment manufacturing and technological advancements for CLAAS,” said Eric Raby, senior vice president of CLAAS Americas. “From Tractor of the Year at Agritechnica and seven AE50 Awards at the end of 2023, our talented engineers continue to push the industry forward with best-in-class designs and breakthrough system operations. The Davidson Prize represents a bumper crop for our team.”

CEMOS for Tractors
CEMOS is the first and only self-learning driver assistance and process optimization system on the market that optimizes both the tractor and its attachments. It helps the operator optimize ballasting, tire pressure and engine-transmission management, significantly improving productivity and efficiency in field work such as tillage.

CEMOS for tractors is the only self-learning driver assistance and process optimization system on the market and is available in North America for the ARION 600, AXION 800, AXION 900 and XERION 12 Series models.

The DISCO 9700 RC AUTO SWATHER is one of the most productive triple mowers with conditioner and merger belts designed specifically for large forage volumes and heavy crops. Special features such as the new side shifting technology, innovative drive line, and the intelligent merger belt design with 1,100 mm wide merger belts make it unique on the market.

The DISCO 9700 RC AUTO SWATHER can handle yield levels of up to 60 t/ha thanks to its robust double roller drive and efficient swath merging.

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