Claas ARION 600 Tractor
The tractor range covering the middles spread of the Claas Tractors, the ARION 600 has a 6.8 litre 6-cylinder engine with power outputs between 96 and 118 kW. There are other Arion 500 and 400 models with 4.5 litre, 4-cylinder power between 75 and 103 kW.
The wheelbase is 2,820 mm (ARION 400 - 2560mm). The height of the ARION 600 is approximately 3 metres. This tractor weighs approximately 6,000 kg. The ARION 400 and 500 are approximately 5,000 kg.
I built a water carting trailer for this model, but it looked pathetic, so I have not included it in the photographs. Unfortunately, Australia had been locked in drought for a number of yeears, and carting wtaer had become a neccesity for far too many farmers to keep their animals alive. Fortunatel the drought has now ended for most areas in the country.
This Claas ARION 600 has been modelled in Lego bricks for Flickr LUGNuts 37th Build Challenge - 'The Food We Eat' celebrating vehicles used in the production or distribution of food, or just with funny food derived names.
I have chosen to build the Claas ARION 600, after driving past the Claas distribution centre in Laverton (Melbourne), Victoria, and admiring their lovely lime green colour. Further research has highlighted the supreme capability the Claas Tractor range is capable of.