Take me home!

I've had a 'thing' about Claas combine harvesters ever since I was a lad - so here is a few pages given over to my 'obsession'...

   

Claas combine Models

'Real' Claas machinery and events

My scratch built and converted Claas combine models

Claas Combine Harvesters - the real things...

 

Claas retake the World Record for harvesting wheat

Claas Combine Harvester scale models...

Claas Lexion 6xx/7xx and V1350 header

 

 

Half way between a static model and the real thing...?

Our 'Claas' lawn mowers and rotavator...!

 

My photos of Claas combines in action....

...plus a few non-Claas ones!

 

 

Harvest 2016

 

 

23rd, 24th August and 1st September 2016 - Harvest Days 27/28/29 - Lexion 750, Lexion 770, Dominator 88s, Keeble balers.

17th August 2016 - Harvest Day 26 - Lexion 760, Mega 204 and Lexion 750

15th & 16th August 2016 - Harvest Day 24 & 25 - Dom98 and Lex 770 & Lexion 760 demo and Lexion 770 sunset

14th August 2016 - Harvest Day 23 - Dom98, Lexion 770, Lex 750, Case 9230 and lex 580+

13th August 2016 - Harvest Day 22 - Dominator 116CS, Tucano 320, Dom96, Lex 750 and Lex 760

12th August 2016 - Harvest Day 21 - Avreo 240, Case 9230, Lex 580+ and Lex 760

8th/9th/10th August 2016 - Harvest Day 18/19/20 - Dom98, 2x 760TT, 600TT, 740 Lexions

7th August 2016 - Harvest Day 17 - 2x Lexion 780TTs, Dom 108 and Lexion 770TT

6th August 2016 - Harvest Day 16 - Ten combines!! :)

4th/5th August 2016 - Harvest Day 14/15 - Lexion 600TT and 760TT

31st July 2016 - Harvest Day 12 - Lexion 780 and 760 near Six Mile Bottom

30th/31st July and 1st August - Lexion 580+TT, 670TT and 750

24th/25th/26th July 2016 - Harvest Day 8/9/10 - Lexion 770, 460 and 760 plus Dominator 98SL

23rd July 2016 - Harvest Day 7 - Lexion 600TT in Aldeby and Tucano 430 in Carlton Coleville

22nd July 2016 - Harvest Day 6 - Lexion 600TT and new and less-new 760TTs

20th July 2016 - Harvest Day 5 - Lexion 760TT, 600TT and 750

19th July 2016 - Harvest Day 4 - Lexion 760TT in Snape

18th July 2016 - Harvest Day 3 - Readhead's Lexion 760TT in Knodishall

17th July 2016 - Harvest Day 2 - Hill Fair's Lexion 750TT in Chediston

16th July 2016 - Harvest Day 1 - NH CX8090 and Claas Lexion 770TT

 

 

Harvest 2015

 

 

10th & 11th September 2015 - Harvest Day 29 and 30 - Dom 98SL and Lexion 600TT

8th & 9th September 2015 - Harvest Day 27 & 28 - Dominator 98SL in Blaxhall

7th September 2015 - Harvest Day 26 - Lexion 760 in Aldringham

6th September 2015 - Harvest Day 25 - Dominator 98SL, Dom 98s, Lexion 460, Lexion 750

5th September 2015 - Harvest Day 24 - Lexion 760 and 780

5th September 2015 - Harvest Day 24 - Lexion 760 and 780 - Suzy's photos

29th August 2015 - Harvest Day 23 - Lexion 770, Lexion 750 and New Holland CX8090

28th August 2015 - Harvest Day 22 - Part 2 - Lexion 770 and a couple of JD combines after sunset

28 August 2015 - Harvest Day 22 - Part 1 - Dominator 108, Lexion 570+ and Dom 98S

22 August 2015 - Harvest Day 21 Part 4 - Suzy's photos!

22 August 2015 - Harvest Day 21 Part 3 - 2016 model Lexion 780 near Reedham

22 August 2015 - Harvest Day 21 Part 2 - Lexion 780 at Darsham, 480 near Gillingham and 430 Evo near Reedham Ferry

22 August 2015 - Harvest Day 21 Part 1 - Lexions 460 and 770 near Saxmundham

17th August 2015 - Harvest Day 20 Part 2 - Lexion 480 Evolution in Canfield and Lexion 780 and 760 at Stansted

17th August 2015 - Harvest Day 20 Part 1 - Lexion 750, 580+, Tucano 320 and Dominator 218 Mega in Essex

16th August 2015 - Harvest Day 19 - Lexion 550 and 760 together in Kelsale

12th August 2015 - Harvest Day 18 - Lexion 750, Lexions 550 and 760 together sunset and night-time

10th August 2015 - Harvest Day 17 - D. E. Keeble's baling crew, Dom 96, MF 29, Lexion 760 sunset and night time

9th August 2015 - Harvest Day 16 - 2x Lexion 780, Lexion 760TT stopped, Lexion 600TT, Dom Mega and two more Lexion 760s

4th/6th/8th August 2015 - Harvest Day 13,14 & 15 - Cat 765D and Lexions 600TT, 620 and 760TT, Dominator 108

2nd August 2015 - Harvest Day 12 - Part 2 - Lexion 770TT and Dominator 98

2nd August 2015 - Harvest Day 12 - Part 1 - Case Quadtrak and Lexion 760TT

1st August 2015 - Harvest Day 11 - Hare (!), Dominator 96, Dominator 98, Lexion 760, Claas tractor on baling duty

31st July 2015 - Harvest Day 10 - Essex Road Trip - Part 3 - Lexion 760 night time

31st July 2015 - Harvest Day 10 - Essex Road Trip - Part 2 - Lexion 780 and 100 Years 760

31st July 2015 - Harvest Day 10 - Essex Road Trip - Part 1 - Tucano 320

30th July 2015 - Harvest Day 9 - Lexion 580+ and Case 9230 in east Suffolk

29th July 2015 - Harvest Day 8 - Lexion 750, 600 and 580+ and Case 9230 in east Suffolk

23th July 2015 - Harvest Day 7 - Lexion 580+TT. Tucano 480 and Lexion 740 in north Suffolk

22nd July 2015 - Harvest Day 6 - Westrope's 770TT at Kelsale and Readhead's 760 on Leiston airfield

21st July 2015 - Harvest Day 5 - 760TT near Knodishall and Readhead's 760TT near Leiston

20th July 2015 - Harvest Day 4 - Lexion 760TT at Aldringham and 580+TT near Rendham

19th July 2015 - Harvest Day 3 - Larter's 580+TT near Sweffling

18th July 2015 - Harvest Day 2 - Hillfair's Lexion 770TT and 580+TT (plus Steve and his drone)

17th July 2015 - Harvest Day 1 - Lexion 760TT and Dominator 204 Mega (a.k.a. the Day of Tears)

 

 

Harvest 2014

 

 

20th August 2014 - Harvest Day 26 - Lexion 760TT, Case 9230 and NH CX 8090

19th August 2014 - Harvest Day 25 - Case 9230 and Lexion 580

17th August 2014 - Harvest Days 23 & 24 - Lexion 760TT in Knodishall

14th August 2014 - Harvest day 22 - Dominator 108, Senator 70 and Lexion 760

5th August 2014 - Harvest Day 21 - Lexion 750 and 460

3rd/4th August 2014 - Harvest Day 19 & 20 - Lexions 770TT, 760TT & 740 plus a Dominator 98SL

1st August 2014 - Harvest Day 18 part 1 - CX9080, Lexion 770TT, JD S690i on toy tracks

1st August 2014 - Harvest Day 18 part 2 - Lexion 580+ and 770TT night time

31st July 2014 - Harvest Day 17 - Lexion 620 and 2x Lexion 600TT

30th July 2014 - Harvest Day 16 - Dominator 204, Dominator 98, Lexion 640, 770 & 580+

29th July 2014 - Harvest Day 15 - Shadingfield - Lexion 530 and Dominator 108

26th July 2014 - Harvest Day 14 - Essex Road Trip part 1 - Lexion 570+, 750TT and 760 on wheels

26th July 2014 - Harvest Day 14 - Essex Road Trip part 2 - visiting Chris W. - a Tucano 320 plus a Dominator 108 VX just down the road

26th July 2014 - Essex Road Trip part 3 - AWT's Lexion 780 with V1230 and their unique Claas 100 years white Lexion 760

26th July 2014 - Essex Road Trip part 4 - AWT's Lexion 780 with V1230 and their unique Claas 100 years white Lexion 760 again

25th July 2014 - Harvest Day 13 - Lexion 600TT in Leiston

24th July 2014 - Harvest 2014 Day 12 - Lexion 460 and 770TT

23rd July 2014 - Harvest Day 11 - Dominator 108, 98SL and Lexion 760TT

22nd July 2014 - Harvest Day 10 - Hillfarm Oil's Lexion 770 plus a Dominator 108 and a JD S690i

21st July 2014 - Harvest Day 9 - Dominator 108 and 98, Lexion 600TT and 750 and NH CX8080

20th July 2014 - Harvest days 7 & 8 - Lexion 580+, Dom 98, Lexion 460, 760TT and 2x JD

17th July 2014 - Harvest days 4, 5 and 6 - Lexion 580+, 750, 760TT & 770, Dom 96, 98SL & 204 Mega, MF 29

14th July 2014 - Harvest day 2 & 3 - 760TT and a 770TT in OSR and a 580+ in barley plus a trip to Manns!

7th July 2014 - Harvest day 1 - 760TT in OSR and a 770TT parked

 

 

Harvest 2013

 

 

30 October 2013 - Lexion 570+ harvesting proso millet in Friston

5 September 2013 - Dominator 98SL harvesting wheat in Blaxhall

3 September 2013 - Lexion 760TT harvesting beans

2 September 2013 - Lexions 740 & 600, Dominator 204 Mega, Case 7230

1 September 2013 - Lexion 580+TT, JD 9780i CTS, Lexion 770TT & JD 690i

31 August 2013 - BFS's Lexion 780TT

31 August 2013 - Lexion 570+, 770TT two separate Case 7120s

30 August 2013 - 2x Dominator 88s and Lexion 760TT

29 August 2013 - Dominator 88s, Case 7230, Lexion 580+TT

29 August 2013 - Claas Matador Giant in Suffolk

28 August 2013 - Lexions 580+TT and 760TT and hopefully an upcoming attraction...

27 August 2013 - Lexions 740, 770 and 760 in east Suffolk

23 August 2013 - Lexion 770TT finishing the wheat harvest at Saxmundham

21 August 2013 - Lexion 600TT x2, Lexion 550, Dominator 96 & 88S and Lexion 770TT night time

20 August 2013 Pt2: Dominator 98S, 98SL, 96 and Lexion 760TT night time

20 August 2013 Pt1: Lexion 600TT, 740, 600TT, MF 7245 and Mega 204

18-19 August 2013 - JD S690i, Lexion 760TT, 570+, NH CR9090, Sampo 2010, NH TS36 and Dominator 98SL

15 August 2013 - Catch up from week 4 Pt 2: Dominators 98, 98SL, 218 Mega, Lexion 480, 600TT & 760TT

13 August 2013 - Catch up from week 4 Pt 1: Lexion 2x 600TT, Lexion 740, Lexion 530 and a Tucano 470

11 August 2013 - Lexion 770TT, JD S690i, NH CR9090, Dominator 118SL, Lexion 750

10 August 2013 - Lexion 770TT (x3) and Tucano 450 plus combines at Claas UK

9 August 2013 - Catch up from week 3: Dominator 96, sleeping Lexions and 570+

8 August 2013 - Lexion 580+TT, 600, 620, 760TT in Suffolk

7 August 2013 Pt 2: Lexion 770TT and 580+TT at Darsham and 770TT at Yoxford

7 August 2013 Pt 1: Lexion 600 and 2x Lexion 600TT in Hulver and Blythburgh

4 August 2013 - Dominator 96 and Lexions 620, 640, 570+, 580+ and 580+TT

3 August 2013 - Lexion 570+ (x2) 750 and Dominator 98SL in Suffolk

3 August 2013 - Lexion 780 near Belchamp, Essex

2 August 2013 - Lexion 760TT in OSR near Leiston

1 August 2013 - Catch up from week 2 Pt 2: Lexion 580, 570+ and Lexion 460 Evo

29 July 2013 - Catch up from week 2 Pt 1: Lexion 760TT and Dominator 96

26 July 2013 - Harvest Day Four - Lexion 760TT in Knodishall

23 July 2013 - Harvest Day Three, Lexion 770TT and 580+ TT in Darsham

22 July 2013 - Harvest Day Two, Lexion 770 and 620

19 July 2013 - Harvest Day One, Lexion 770 near Alderton

 

 

Harvest 2012

 

 

10 Oct 2012 - Claas Lexion 570+ harvesting sorghum in Knodishall

12 Sept 2012 - Harvest 2012 - not Claas Pt 2 - Case, JD and a dead Clayson

12 Sept 2012 - Harvest 2012 - not Claas Pt 1 - JD, NH, MF, etc

7 Sept 2012 - Catch up from week 6 Pt 3: Senator 70 and Lexion 760TT

6 Sept 2012 - Catch up from week 6 Pt 2: Lexion 760TT and Lexion 580+TT

5 Sept 2012 - Catch up from week 6 Pt 1: Lexion 750, Dom 88, Senator, Lexion 580+ and Lexion 760TT

1 Sept 2012 - Lexion 760TT at Clay Hills

28 August 2012 - Lexion 760TT evening

25 August 2012 - Catch up from week 5 Pt 4: Dom 98SL, Lexion 740  and 770TT

23 August 2012 - Catch up from week 5 Pt 3: Dom 98SL, Lexion 750, 2x 580+ and 770TT

22 August 2012 - Catch up from week 5 Pt 2: Lexion 600, Senator 70 & Lexion 750

21 August 2012 - Catch up from week 5 Pt 1: 3x Dominator 96, Mega 204, Lexion 570+ 2x Senators

19 August 2012 - Catch up from week 4 Pt 2: Dominator 96, Lexion 760TT and 580+

19 August 2012 - Catch up from week 4 Pt 1: Dominator 85, Lexion 770TT and 570+

12 August 2012 - Catch up from week 3: Lexion 480, 570+, 620, 740, 750 and 770

7 August 2012 - Claas One Vision - Launch of the Lexion 780

6 August 2012 - Catch up from week 2: Lexion 780, 580+, 570+ and a Dom 98 in Suffolk

28 July 2012 - Day 6: Lexion 770TT and 580+ in Suffolk

27 July 2012 - Day 5: Lexion 570+ and Lexion two 770TTs in Suffolk

26 July 2012 - Day 4: Lexion 600TT, Lexion 750 and Lexion 770TT in Suffolk

25 July 2012 - Day 3: 2x Dominator 98s and Lexion 460 Evo in Suffolk

24 July 2012 - Day 2: Lexion 740 and 770 in Suffolk

23 July 2012 - Harvest Day 1 - The first combines of 2012 - Lexion 760 and 770 in Suffolk

 

 

Harvest 2011

 

1 Sept 2011 - Week 4 catch-up - JDT670i and Lexion 570+

21 August 2011 - Week 3 catch-up - Deutz Fahr, Corn Picker, NH CX, TX66 & CX880, Lexion 470, Dominator 88s

5 August 2011 - Harvest Day 7 Pt2 - Claas 570+ and NH TF78 Elektra Plus

3 August 2011 - Harvest Day 7 Pt2 - Claas Lexion 570+, NH CR9090 on tracks and NH TX62

3 August 2011 - Harvest Day 7 Pt1 - NH TF44, JD C670i, JD9880i STS on tracks, Claas Dom 98, Tucano 430

2 August 2011 - Harvest Day 6 -  JD T670i and Lexion 570+

1 August 2011 - Harvest Day 5 - Claas Dominator 85

28 July 2011 - Harvest Day 4 - Claas Dominator 98, JD 975 and JD 9780i CTS

27 July 2011 - Harvest Day 3 - NH CX880 with SR stripper head and Lexion 570+

25 July 2011 - Harvest Day 2 - Claas Lexion 570+TT, 600 and Dominator 98SL

24 July 2011 - Harvest Day 1 - 3x Claas Lexion 570+, 580+TT and NH CX880

 

 

Harvest 2010

 

 

3rd September 2010 - Lexions 580 & 580+ & Dominator 88s, 96 and 204

2nd September 2010 - Lexion 600TT and 580+TT at Saxmundham

1st September 2010 - Dominator 66 and NH 8070 in Kettleburgh and Lexion 560

31st August 2010 - CX880 and Lexion 570+ night time

21st August 2010 - Dominator 98SL, Lexion 580+TT and 600TT, NH TX68 & Lexion 570+

19th August 2010 - 2x Lexion 580 and 600 TTs in Heveningham

15th August 2010 - Lexion 600 and NH CX 880 night time

13th August 2010 - Lexion Live, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

9th August 2010 - Tucano 450 & NH TX62 near Framlingham

8th August 2010 - Lexion 580, JD 1188, Tucano 450, Lexion 570+ & another 580

6th August 2010 - Lots of combines Pt 2 - C670i, Lexion 580, NH CX880

6th August 2010 - Lots of combines Pt 1 - Lexion 460, 560, Deutz Fahr 5690 HTS, Case 9120 and Quadtrak

3rd August 2010 - Lexions 560 & 580 plus NH CX880

30th July 2010 - Lexions 560, 570+, 580 & 600 at work and rest pt. 2

30th July 2010 - Lexions 560, 570+ & 600 at work and rest pt. 1

26th July 2010 - Onion harvester plus Lexion and two Dominators

19th July 2010 - Dominator 202 and Lexions 480 Evo and 570+

16th July 2010 - Lexion 600 in Shottisham and NH TX 34

9th July 2010 - Lexion 600 in Shottisham

 

 

 

Harvest 2009

 

 

22nd August 2009 - Mid August stuff; Case 9120, NH 9090, MF 850, Claas Lexions, Dominators & a Senator plus the Claas 40ft header demo

6th August 2009 - A round up of early August stuff; Lexion 560, 570+ & 600, a Dominator 98SL & a CX880

31st July - Night time fun with a Lexion 560 in Little Glenham

30th July 2009 - Sunset-type stuff near Sibton

29th July 2009 - A Lexion 580+ TT with V1050, a 560 and a 580 in adjacent feilds and a 580 and a JD thing together in OSR

28th July - Lexion 58 TT near Earl Soham plus others

22nd July 2009 - Lexion 570 near Diss

20th July 2009 - Lexion 600 at Ramsholt

16th July 2009 Various combines, Lexions, a Dominator etc in Norfolk

16th July 20909 - Lexion 600 TT near Massinghall, Norfolk

16th July 20909 - Lexion 570+ TT near Wymondham

 

 

Harvest 2008

 

 

10th September 2008 - Round up of the end of the 2008 harvest in East Suffolk

29th August 2008 - A day helping out with the harvest in Aldeby

27th August 2008 - Night time harvesting with a Lexion 560 in Blaxhall

23rd August 2008 - Night time harvesting with a Lexion 600

16th August 2008 - Dominator 85 and Lexion 600

15th August 2008 - Night time harvesting with a Lexion 560

15th August 2008 - Lexion 600 at Ramsholt

15th August 2008 - 2x Lexion

4th August 2008 - Lexion 600 in Wantisden

1st August 2008 - Lexi 570+ in Campsea Ashe

30th July 2008 - Lexion 560 and 580 in Blaxhall and Easton

24th July 2008 - Lexi 580 and 9780 CTS near Kelsale

23rd July 2008 - Lexion 580, 570+ and 480 in East Suffolk

22nd July 2008 - Dennington Hall Farm's new toy... plus some photos from 2002

 

 

Claas Company logos...

Circa 1913 1930s onward note the reversed knotter legs... 1950s onward 1960s until the 1980s
This logo first appeared in the 1960s on the Senator combine and survives to this day

 

Model name logos/fonts...

(more to follow...)