Claas head to Le Mans

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Motor sports fans heading to Le Mans might see the Claas HVO Scorpion telehandler in action.

Claas has been appointed an Official Supplier of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the organiser of the 24 hour endurance race.

The three-year agreement will see HVO Scorpion telehandlers used as recovery vehicles for car and truck races at the racetrack.

Le Mans enjoys a worldwide audience of not less than 146 million viewers through TV and streaming providers.

“Claas is very proud to have been chosen as a supplier by the organizer of the world’s greatest endurance race for the benefit of track and driver safety”, says Dr. Martin von Hoyningen-Huene, CTO Claas Group.

“Being extremely manoeuvrable as well as powerful with its high-performance hydrostatic transmission, our Scorpion telehandlers will be an excellent solution to support vehicle recovery and keep the racetrack safe.”

The Scorpion machines made available will run on HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) fuel to limit the race’s carbon impact. “One of our current challenges in agricultural machinery business is to offer alternatives to fossil fuels to help our farming customers reduce their carbon footprint. This solution enables the machines to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent,” adds Dr. Martin von Hoyningen-Huene.

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