The Tucano from the agricultural machinery manufacturer Claas
is a range of combine harvesters with many different models to choose from. The 500 and 400 models are the newer generation of tractor, while the 300 series combines were the first models Tucano put on the market. In 2007 the Tucano 320 was presented as the first model in the series at the leading agricultural fair Agritechnica. The machine is classed as a mid-range model and is one of the smaller combine harvesters that Claas offer in addition to the larger series Claas Lexion and the equally compact Claas Avero. Since the market launch, the Tucano combine harvester has been continuously developed and adapted to the changing harvesting conditions and requirements of farmers.
The technology behind the Claas Tucano 320
Although the Tucano 320 is the oldest model in its series, it still has numerous high-tech features from the agricultural machinery manufacturer. Combine harvesters nowadays have to be able to optimally guarantee that crops and fruit can be harvested regardless of the prevailing harvest conditions.
This requires a first-class and powerful threshing unit. The Claas Tucano is equipped with a conventional threshing mechanism with a drum 1.32 meters wide. This drum threshes at a speed between 650 and 1,400 revolutions per minute. What is particularly advantageous about this threshing system is the versatility and high reliability of the threshing drum thanks to the robust and durable design of the drive. Easy accessibility to the threshing unit is also a plus point, so that minor repairs can be carried out easily.
The 300 series of the Claas Tucano combine harvester does not yet have the APS system for threshing acceleration. For this, however, the Tucano 320 also has the flexible MULTICORB basket, the concave output of which can be set in the positions "wide" for fruits such as beans and corn, and "narrow" for the grain harvest. It works using the CEBIS electronic on-board information system. A hydraulic protection mechanism protects the harvesting machine from damage caused by foreign objects such as stones and wood. The residual grain separation takes place using a 5-shaker. The shaker trays are arranged over a length of 4.4 meters over 4 drop levels. The 2 Claas intensive shakers help the constant, brisk straw flow and sieve the remaining grains that fall through. The driver can monitor the whole process from the cabin. Of particular note in this context is the fact that the optimum threshing speed is displayed at the threshing machine's performance limit while driving safely.
Cleaning takes place in the Claas Tucano 320 combine harvester using a radial fan, which is controlled and monitored from the driver's cabin. 3D cleaning is also a possible option.
Performance & power of the Tucano 320
The Tucano 320 has a grain tank with a volume of 6,500 litres. The Tucano models all have an upper emptying system, through which 90 litres of crop can be emptied per second. Large trailer vehicles can also be used to transport the harvest thanks to the large loading height and loading width.
The Special Cut II shredder from the Lexion is also an option in the Claas Tucano 320 combine harvester. It is equipped with 68 blades placed close together. Particular attention should be paid to the Mercedes-Benz OM 936 LA engine, which achieves a maximum output of 180 kW or 245 bhp. The thresher fulfils the Tier 4 emissions standard thanks to its integrated exhaust gas after-treatment SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and the cooled exhaust gas recirculation EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation).
Comfort features in the Claas Tucano 320
In addition to its technical sophistication, the Tucano 320 also offers numerous comfort features for the driver. In addition to great freedom of movement, air conditioning and a low noise level, the height-adjustable steering column and the optimum all-round view from the driver's cab are all excellent advantages of the Claas combine harvester.
Buy or selectively rent a used Tucano 320
The Claas Tucano 320 combine harvester is an ideal entry-level model for the farmer who relies on self-mechanization. But numerous contractors and dealers also rely on the high-quality compact thresher from Claas. Nevertheless, a new purchase is associated with high investments. Used combine harvesters are therefore an inexpensive alternative to buying a new machine. The proven quality of used Claas combine harvesters is still there even after a few years of use.
On the offer pages of Farmers Weekly, numerous used Claas Tucano 320 are available with proven quality and at a fair price. Find your used Claas Tucano 320 on classified.fwi.co.uk easily and conveniently.