Claas has introduced a new compact version of the Scorpion telescopic materials handler, which is lower, narrower and shorter than current models.
Measuring just 2.26m wide and 2.20m high when on 20 inch tyres, this makes the new SCORPION 6030 CP one of the smallest telescopic handlers of this capacity on the market.
However these compact dimensions do not take away from the SCORPION’s ability to handle heavy loads, and with a maximum lift capacity of 3.00 tonnes and a reach of up to 6.00 metres, it has the highest capacity of any machine in this class.
In order to provide users with a range of specifications to meet differing needs, the new SCORPION 6030 is available in three versions.
As on all SCORPION models, the new SCORPION 6030 CP features a side-mounted, Deutz 3.6 litre engine, with clean air-flow in which the air-intake is mounted on the top of the engine cover to keep dust contamination to a minimum. For very dusty environments, a reversible fan option is available allowing the air intake to be blown clean.
As is the case with larger models, the spacious cab with its distinctive rounded windscreen provides not only good upward visibility for loading work, but superb all-round, low-level visibility, which is essential when working in the kind of confined spaces that these machines are often used.
Across all models, the main transmission and boom controls are operated using a cable operated multi-function joystick positioned on the right hand control console
SCORPION 6030 CP (20in)
Where overall height is a particular consideration, the SCORPION 6030 CP on 20in wheels offers the lowest profile, with an overall height of just 2.20 metres, making it ideal for use in low livestock and poultry buildings.
The SCORPION 6030 CP (20in) is powered by a side-mounted 78hp engine, driving through a 30km/h hydrostatic transmission and is fitted with an 84 litre/minute hydraulic circuit.
SCORPION 6030 CP (24in)
Running on 24 inch wheels, the slightly higher SCORPION 6030 CP (24in) is specified with a more powerful 100hp engine, again driving through a 30km/h hydrostatic transmission.
Whilst an 84 litres/minute hydraulic system is fitted as standard, there is the option to specify a higher capacity 120 litre/minute load sensing system.
In the cab, this higher specification includes air-conditioning and the SCORPION is also fitted with a pick-up hitch.
SCORPION 6030 CP VARIPOWER
Whilst the SCORPION 6030 CP VARIPOWER offers a similar level of specification and options as the SCORPION 6030 CP (24in), the 100hp engine drives through the CLAAS VARIPOWER infinitely variable hydrostatic transmission with a maximum road speed of 40km/h.
The unique feature of the VARIPOWER transmission is that unlike other transmissions, it has a 45 degree swash angle on the hydraulic motor to give it the ability to go from 0 to 40kph steplessly.
The benefit of this, is that the VARIPOWER transmission provides far greater tractive power, making it ideal for both pushing or towing work, but is also quieter, cooler and more fuel efficient.
The VARIPOWER transmission also incorporates two ‘ranges’. In most situations, this will be left in the higher range that covers the complete speed range. The lower 0-7km/h range can be selected on the move for situations requiring greater torque or pushing power.
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