With an impressive engine output of 276 kW and a grain tank capacity of 10.5 m³, the Claas Lexion 480 is probably the largest in its class. The Auto settings of the the combined harvester are a time-saver, and the adapted threshing technique is easy to adjust and operate. With a threshing channel width of 1.70 m and a large cutting surface of 15.39 sqm, the Claas Lexion 480 yields the best harvests even in poor harvesting conditions. All combined harvesters in the Series are modular. This reduces the number of required parts, and positively affects the assembly and the supply of spare parts. The engine is easily accessible behind the grain tank, which facilitates maintenance or rapid interventions in the field.
The Claas Lexion 480 is operated and monitored via a computer. The monitor screen and the keyboard are easily found at the front, on the right side panel, which otherwise has barely any switches or levers. Almost everything is entered via the keyboard of the electronic system and monitored on the screen. As an alternative to the luxury Cebis system that is fitted as standard in the 480 and 460, Claas has developed the stripped down version, IMO, as standard for the other models. In principle, both systems have the same functions with regard to setting, controlling, and monitoring the combined harvester. In contrast to the IMO equipment, Cebis a printer and the ability to store data on a chip card and for order processing. Moreover Cebis is GPS-capable and designed for more performance-enhancing driver assistance.
Furthermore, the overload protection of the threshing system of Claas Lexion 480 is new and expedient. If the basket load is too large and increases the risk of a winder, the concave distance is automatically raised to the maximum distance. The excellent driving comfort, as well as the expected throughput performance are positive highlights. Thus, the Claas Lexion 480 impresses not only with its brilliant range of functions, but it also meets the highest standards in terms of comfort and "gadgets", i.e. the Cebis system or IMO.