Press release

New CIS+ specification option for the AXION 900 and ARION 600/500 tractor series

CLAAS will in future offer an additional specification option to complement the proven basic CIS system and the deluxe CEBIS.

The new CIS+ is aimed primarily at customers who want to work more conveniently and efficiently with additional electronic features but do not need all the functionality of the new CEBIS. CIS+ will be available for the first time in the new AXION 900 and ARION 600/500 tractor series. 

The new CIS+ system has an extremely clear layout and is very user-friendly, with many new, convenient functions. These include a DRIVESTICK to operate the CMATIC or HEXASHIFT transmission, an ELECTROPILOT four-way control lever with direction change, and the integrated 7-inch CIS colour display for viewing and configuring all the main machine functions. It also differs significantly from the CIS system in that up to six electronic spool valves are available.

CIS+ with continuously variable CMATIC transmission

Thanks to CIS+, the proven, continuously variable CMATIC transmission is now available for the first time without the deluxe CEBIS system. With CIS+, the CMATIC transmission is controlled from the updated DRIVESTICK in the armrest. The DRIVESTICK comes with proportional control, which means that the further it is pushed or pulled when in drive lever mode, the faster the transmission accelerates or brakes the tractor. When accelerator pedal mode is selected, the DRIVESTICK can be used to manually intensify or reduce the engine braking effect. A cruise control button is also provided on the DRIVESTICK. The current forward speed can be saved simply by pressing this button. The convenient and highly efficient HEXASHIFT transmission with the new SMART STOP function and the HEXACTIV powershift unit with cruise control are also available with the CIS+ system (ARION 600/500 only).

ELECTROPILOT four-way control lever with integrated reverser

In addition, CIS+ offers the new, ergonomically shaped ELECTROPILOT four-way control lever which provides a high level of convenience, particularly for front loader work or in combined operations. The hydraulic functions are controlled as usual by means of the four-way control lever, while an integrated reverser in the lever allows forward or reverse travel to be selected at the touch of a button. This means that the driver can, for example, carry out all the operations associated with front loader work using just one lever.

Everything under control with the 7-inch CIS colour display

The CIS+ equipment package also includes a 7-inch CIS colour display which is easy to see as it is built into the A-pillar. This display enables the driver to keep track of all the key tractor and machine functions, such as the transmission, headland management and electronic spool valves. As in the CIS version, with CIS+ all the functions can be controlled and adjusted using the rotary/push switch and ESC button on the display. 

CSM headland management and ISOBUS interfaces 

CIS+ also includes many tried and tested functions from the earlier CEBIS system. For example, volume and time control for individual spool valves in included, and up to four sequences can be recorded with the CSM headland management system. Up to six spool valves are available in total, with electronic actuation. The driver can also directly control various ISOBUS machines during operation by means of the ISOBUS interfaces and F buttons which are part of the standard CIS+ equipment. The F buttons provided can be very easily configured with the required function. The high-precision CLAAS GPS steering systems and the CLAAS TELEMATICS telemetry solution are also available ex factory for the CIS+ in all configuration levels. 

The CIS+ system will be available in all AXION 900 models and in the ARION 600 and 500 series from the start of production.