SCORPION 960-635

Engine + Drive train.

Ensuring the optimum interplay between all elements and components of the drive train was also a key design objective in the new CLAAS telehandler, to provide maximum power, optimum operating reliability and a long service life.

SCORPION 960-635

Engine + Drive train.

Ensuring the optimum interplay between all elements and components of the drive train was also a key design objective in the new CLAAS telehandler, to provide maximum power, optimum operating reliability and a long service life.

Engine + Drive train.


Advanced high-performance engines.

The high-torque 4-cylinder high-performance Deutz engines featuring 4-valve technology and turbocharger deliver an output of 100 kW (136 hp). The SCORPION 960 and 756 models are fitted with 115 kW (156 hp) engines. Both engine variants have plenty of power in reserve, even for the toughest pushing and material handling tasks. Intelligent common rail injection systems keep fuel consumption to a minimum and work so cleanly that they comply with the Stage IIIA emissions standard even without exhaust gas aftertreatment.

  • High optimum performance, thanks to CPS
  • Optimum fuel consumption / power ratio
  • Intelligent engine control
  • Maximum torque of 500 and 609 Nm, respectively

Easily accessible AdBlue filling neck for efficient exhaust gas aftertreatment

Effective exhaust gas aftertreatment.

All models complying with the Stage V emissions standard feature SCR catalytic converters for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions, while a diesel particulate filter (DPF) with integrated diesel oxidation catalytic converter (DOC) takes care of reducing carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions.

  • Low maintenance outlay
  • Can be used in all weathers
  • Compliance with Stage V emissions standard

Particulate filter status visible at all times.

The load status of the diesel particulate filter is shown on the dashboard display. Passive regeneration takes place with no operator intervention required. Regeneration can be switched off in unfavourable conditions or in an emergency.


Lockable fuel tank located under the cab

Enough fuel for long working days.

The large fuel tanks are located under the cab on the left of the machine, providing optimal protection and ease of access. The solid steel underbody protection ensures maximum safety in everyday operations.

  • The tank volumes allow longer worker times without a break
  • Minimises the risks of damage when operating in tough conditions

Cooling system.

Clean air supply as standard equipment.

Air intake in the SCORPION is via a sieve located in the clean, dust-free area of the machine. This minimises soiling of the cooling fins with straw, grass and silage. Large particles of dust and dirt never get into the air circuit in the first place.

  • Direct route to the air filter
  • Problem-free use, even in high-dust environments
  • Low maintenance outlay

Intelligent air flow.

Cold air enters through large intake surfaces in the front part of the machine, where the air is clean, and drawn through the engine compartment. The heat from the engine is discharged from the engine compartment at the rear, via exit grilles. This intelligent air routing design prevents any re-intake of exhaust air.

During road transport or when operating with part loads only, a lower fan speed may well be sufficient. DYNAMIC COOLING detects the requirements of all the cooling units, and electronically adjusts the speed accordingly, using thermosensors.


Automatic cleaning.

The reversible fan clears air intake surfaces completely automatically of dirt and dust particles. The fan direction is reversed at regular intervals. The time interval for this is pre-set, but can be changed by CLAAS Service if required. The fan can also be reversed manually at any time with a pushbutton control.

  • Easy cleaning of sieve
  • Long operating intervals
  • Constant output

Ground drive.

All the power you need, and infinitely variable: Three ground drive systems.

The SCORPION offers a choice of three hydrostatic ground drive systems. All of them are electronically activated, and feature outstanding drive characteristics. Accurate driving and precisely metered thrust power are possible in every speed range.

  1. VARIPOWER PLUS with wide-angle hydrostatic pump (45°) and second variable displacement motor (32°)
  2. VARIPOWER with wide-angle hydrostatic pump (45°)
  3. Hydrostatic pump with 32° maximum swivel angle

Maximum power: VARIPOWER PLUS.

The SCORPION 960 and 756 models are fitted with the VARIPOWER PLUS transmission as standard. Along with a wide-angle hydrostat (45°), this system features a second, swivelling variable displacement motor with a 32° swivel angle, which delivers significantly more power in all operating ranges.


Maximum comfort: VARIPOWER.

Thanks to the VARIPOWER transmission with 45° maximum swivel angle (wide-angle hydrostatic pump), the SCORPION has a top speed of 40 km/h, infinitely variable. Ground speed and thrust are kept coordinated with each other at all times. This keeps fuel consumption down even when operating at high capacity.


The robust performer: Hydrostatic.

In a SCORPION TREND you can rely on a proven hydrostatic ground drive with a maximum swivel angle of 32° that has been developed continuously over decades. The machine offers comfortable, infinitely variable, economical driving characteristics at ground speeds from 0 to 30 km/h (optional 20 km/h).


SMART ROADING adjusts the engine speed to the power level required. The operator only has to adjust the ground speed with the accelerator pedal. According to the capacity utilisation of the diesel engine, the engine speed is automatically raised or lowered. This has the effect of lowering the noise level when top speed is reached, and also reduces diesel consumption during both road transport and on-farm material handling operations.


Two braking variants.

Pressing once lightly on the brake pedal with inching function continuously reduces your ground speed. The engine speed stays the same. Pressing the pedal through to the floor automatically sets the ground drive to zero and activates the service brake. This allows accurate, precisely metered driving at any engine speed.

Slow driving made easy.

The creep speed facility of the SCORPION VARIPOWER is perfect for operations calling for a high oil flow rate at low ground speeds such as sweeping or litter spreading. The maximum ground speed is easily and conveniently adjusted via the potentiometer, and the required diesel engine speed is set via the electronic hand throttle. The creep speed facility is available for use in the snail and tortoise speed ranges.

The electronic hand throttle, which can be combined with the creep speed facility, can be used to deliver constant output from the working hydraulics.


Safe on the road.

For the SCORPION, there is a choice of a two-line air brake system or a hydraulic brake. This provides safe braking capability even for heavy trailers – for straw transport on the road, for example.

Automatic safety system when bringing the machine to a stop.

If you leave the driver's seat, switch off the engine or lower the ground speed to 0 km/h, the SCORPION automatically activates its electrohydraulic parking brake. The brake is released as soon as you depress the accelerator pedal or select a driving direction. A rocker switch is also available.



Stability in all positions.

The strong axle design and self-locking differential with a 45% lock value or differential lock with a 100% lock value in the SCORPION 960-746 provide maximum safety when working in difficult conditions. The front of the SCORPION features a planetary steering drive axle with a maximum steering angle of 35°, ensuring outstanding agility, while the rear is equipped with an oscillating planetary axle with an 11° oscillation angle each side in the SCORPION 1033-635 and a 10° oscillation angle each side in the SCORPION 960-746.


Levelling for heavy loads.

The SCORPION 960 and 1033 VARIPOWER allow hydraulic levelling between the frame and front axle within +/- 8°. This feature is activated via a toggle switch in the cab, and a spirit level is provided within easy view of the operator. This provides maximum stability on uneven terrain and allows you to work accurately even at high lifting heights.


Steering modes for every application.

Four steering modes provide unbeatable manoeuvrability, even in the tightest of spaces. The new feature here is manual crab steering, with front-axle steering to make the machine still more manoeuvrable.

  1. Front-axle steering
  2. All-wheel steering
  3. Crab steering
  4. Manual crab steering

Front-axle steering


All-wheel steering


Crab steering


Manual crab steering