CLAAS Awarded for Agricultural Innovation with Two Davidson Prizes

CLAAS earned two of the three annual Davidson Prize honours which recognize the best-of-the-best in ag innovation for its CEMOS tractor driving optimization system and its new DISCO 97000 Auto Swather.

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During Commodity Classic in Houston, AEM and ASABE awarded the seventh-annual Davidson Prize to the top three innovative products selected from the AE50 honorees. The Davidson Prize is designed to recognize outstanding agricultural, food, and biological systems engineering innovations.

“The Davidson Prize caps off a phenomenal year in equipment manufacturing and technological advancements for CLAAS.

From Tractor of the Year at Agritechnica and seven AE50 Awards at the end of 2023, our talented engineers continue to push the industry forward with best-in-class designs and breakthrough system operations. The Davidson Prize represents a bumper crop for our team.”

said Eric Raby, senior vice president of CLAAS Americas.

CEMOS for Tractors

CEMOS is a driver assistance and process optimization system that uses self-learning technology to optimize both the tractor and its attachments. It assists the operator in optimizing ballasting, tyre pressure, and engine transmission management, which significantly improves productivity and efficiency in fieldwork, such as tillage.

CEMOS for tractors is the only self-learning driver assistance and process optimization system on the market and is available in North America for the ARION 600, AXION 800, AXION 900 and XERION 12 Series models.


The DISCO 9700 RC AUTO SWATHER is a highly efficient triple mower that comes equipped with a conditioner and merger belts. This machine is designed to easily handle large forage volumes and heavy crops. The mower includes innovative features such as new side-shifting technology and an advanced drive line system.

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The DISCO 9700 RC AUTO SWATHER can handle yield levels of up to 60 t/ha thanks to its robust double roller drive and efficient swath merging.

Source: CLAAS

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