A number of Claas Torion models have been given a power upgrade and two new flagship models have been introduced, as well as a new model in mid-range.

The new flagship Torion 1913 and 2014 models bring with them more engine power, higher lift capacity and an even greater loading height. On both, the wheelbase has been extended by 10cm with the result that the loading height and reach has also increased.

Thanks to the longer lift arm, the height of the bucket pivot point has now increased to 4.15m – an extra by 23.5cm – both with agricultural kinematics and Z-kinematics. With the new Highlift kinematics, a loading height of 4.7m can now be achieved.

This means that even the highest trailers can be safely loaded. Combined with even larger bucket volumes, this has increased the tearout force and tipping load to 165 kN and 12,500 kg (Torion 1913) and 175 kN and 13,750 kg (Torion 2014).

In addition to the longer wheelbase, the higher operating weight of 18.5tonnes and 19.6 tonnes, respectively, make for better balance and stability. The maximum available hydraulic output has been increased from 234 l/min to 290 l/min to enable faster load cycles.

The engine output has been adapted in line with the increased load capacities and weights to ensure continued rapid and dynamic load cycles. With its efficient four-cylinder 7.01-litre Liebherr engine, the Torion 1913 now delivers 222hp, while the 7.96-litre displacement on the 2014 develops 249hp.

Thanks to the low-speed concept, maximum power is achieved at a fuel-efficient 1150 rpm with maximum torque at 1100 rpm. The engine output efficiently transmits the driving force to the wheels via the proven split-power CMatic transmission.

The mid-range has also been strengthened with the addition of a new model with an attractive power-to-weight ratio – the Torion 1511 P. This brings with it more power but also features a more powerful drive for enhancing driving dynamics.

Under the bonnet is a 6.8-litre six-cylinder DPS Stage V engine compliant with a rated output of 228hp, or 40hp more than in the Torion 1511. It has a maximum torque of 900 Nm at 1600 rpm, and efficiency is also helped by the new Dynamic cooling function which adjusts the fan speed from 100 to 1050 rpm to suit the cooling requirement. The time interval for fan reversal, supplied as standard, can be adjusted in the control terminal.

The oil pump capacity on the Varipower drive has been increased to provide additional dynamism, allowing it to reach its top speed at a quiet, fuel-efficient 1800 rpm. The 1511 P also benefits from a low operating weight, which is 300kg below that of the 1511 standard model, producing a favourable power-to-weight ratio of just 62kg/hp.

The drive has three ranges to ensure that the optimum gear ratio is selected at all times and the second axial piston motor is automatically disconnected at speeds of over 16 km/h.

Large tyres up to 750/65 R26 and two drive axles with self-locking differentials with a 45% lock value provide outstanding traction even under difficult conditions.

The mudguards on the front wheels can be infinitely adjusted inwards by up to 10cm to provide an optimum view of the outer edges of the front wheels when working up against the walls of the clamp and helps prevent damage to the mudguards. The height of the mudguards can also be adjusted by 36 cm for clamp operations.

Just like the others in the mid-range Torion series, the 1511 P can be equipped either with P or Z-kinematics, and optional vibration damping including four operating modes. The optional high-lift arm increases the bucket pivot point from 3.93m to 4.51m.

Auto functions, such as the programmable Smart Loading bucket return or the lift height and lowering limiter, make for easier handling and increased handling capacity.

It can be operated using the multi-lever control, joystick or multi-function control lever. As an option, it can also be supplied with a weighing system with programmable target weights.

The maximum available flow rate of the load-sensing hydraulics in the Torion 1511 P is a full 228 l/min – 58 l/min more than the 1511 – and the responsiveness of the individual hydraulic functions can be adjusted from the cab. Up to 126 l/min at 200 bar is available to the third and fourth control circuit.

The other models in the mid-range series – the 1177, 1410 and 1511 – also get new equipment options and functions for the 2022 product year. A highlights is the optional joystick steering, which can be used instead of the steering wheel for routine tasks.

The cab also features a new control panel in the right-hand armrest, while the curve radius of the front windscreen has been reduced towards the front to provide an undistorted view. Dynamic Steering is still available as an optional feature.

A new integrated and high-precision weighing system and a tyre pressure monitoring system in the terminal are also optionally available, as is corrosion-resistant stainless steel exhaust pipe.