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Claas Scorpion Fits Engine Immobiliser System

With the theft of agricultural machinery on the rise, and telescopic handlers being a particularly favourite target, to help combat this problem CLAAS is to be one of the first to fit an immobiliser system as standard to its SCORPION range of telescopic handlers.

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The immobiliser system will be fitted as standard across the range, from the smallest SCORPION 6030VP up to the top of the range SCORPION 9040VP+.

The immobiliser system works in much the same way as a car immobiliser, where typically a number of electrical circuits, such as the starter and fuel pump circuits, are isolated.

Each SCORPION will now have its own unique key, in which is embedded a chip that automatically de-activates the immobiliser two seconds after the key is inserted in the ignition. On turning the machine off and removing the key, the immobiliser will be automatically activated 30 seconds later.

Vicon RF 2121

In addition to this simple theft-beating initiative, CLAAS has also taken the opportunity to do some minor changes in the cab to simplify operation. Here, the main change is that all the main operational controls are now colour coded and all the switch gear has been updated. By colour coding the controls, this ensures that the appropriate control can be quickly and easily identified, which will be especially beneficial where in-frequent users are operating the SCORPION.

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