TERRA TRAC crawler track unit

Systematic development.

Agriculture is changing. In order to meet the growing demands of farmers and contractors with regard to area output, flexibility and reduced soil pressure, CLAAS is pursuing the systematic development of TERRA TRAC technology.

TERRA TRAC crawler track unit

Systematic development.

Agriculture is changing. In order to meet the growing demands of farmers and contractors with regard to area output, flexibility and reduced soil pressure, CLAAS is pursuing the systematic development of TERRA TRAC technology.

TERRA TRAC crawler track unit

Background information, product tests and user reports.


Built on experience.

On sure ground.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Healthy and fertile soil is the basis of a good harvest. No agricultural or cultivation measures will succeed if the soil is not in optimal condition. The reality is that it is necessary to meet the narrow time windows for tillage, drilling and harvesting perfectly – and to do so with the highest possible level of machine performance.

Our soil – a precious resource.

The soil is the most important basis for production in the agricultural sector. As it is impossible to create more of it, the increases in yield necessary for the growing world population have to be produced using the existing land. The greatest challenge in this respect is that of reconciling efficiency and sustainability. Farms are increasing in size and the time windows for cultivation and harvesting are becoming ever shorter. At the same time, machines are getting bigger, more powerful and, therefore, also heavier. Soil compaction is the result.

The soil is our workplace.

Soil compaction caused by tractors or harvesting machines reduces the pore spaces in the soil

Oxygen deficiency and the risk of waterlogging as well as reduced soil micro-organisms are the result. These effects are manifested in subsequent crops in the form of delayed development, lower yield and inferior root growth. The harm done in just one harvest lasts for years. Of course, the damage is not irreparable. Deep tillage, catch crops or liming will restore arable land to its original level of productivity in the long term. But all these measures cost money. Would it not be easier to avoid the damage in the first place? At CLAAS, we make a point of addressing the need to minimise adverse effects on the soil right from the start of our machine development process. We have set ourselves the goal of preserving and protecting the most precious resource of all farmers. Because for us, like them: the soil is our workplace.

TERRA TRAC on LEXION

The TERRA TRAC crawler track system has proved itself on combine harvesters in more than 20 years of use in the field and is undergoing constant development to meet the exacting requirements of our customers. Today, about one third of all LEXION combines and half of LEXION HYBRID machines are equipped with TERRA TRAC.

TERRA TRAC on JAGUAR.

Building on the well-recognised advantages of the TERRA TRAC crawler tracks with regard to soil protection and traction, CLAAS is the first forage harvester manufacturer to launch an optimal factory-integrated solution for the protection of soil and grassland against driving damage: the newly developed JAGUAR TERRA TRAC with headland protection.

TERRA TRAC on AXION

The AXION 900 TERRA TRAC from CLAAS is the first half-track tractor with full suspension. Its key innovation is the inclusion of the suspended TERRA TRAC crawler track system. This is based on the technology currently in use with combine harvesters but has been specially adapted to meet the requirements of tractors.