Claas, Kemper take Agritechnica gold

Two gold medals for innovation at Agritechnica have been awarded to Claas for its Cemos Auto Threshing system and to Kemper for its StalkBuster, developed jointly with John Deere.

As well, a further 29 silver medals were awarded to a host of different entries from smart technology to practical engineering.

Cemos Auto Threshing is the first system that automatically sets the tangential threshing system on straw walker and hybrid machines.

It sets the drum speed and the concave gap for optimum results in the current harvest conditions, depending on the strategy entered into the system by the operator.


All controllers communicate with each other. For example, the feeder controller operates via a special communication module to control the throughput relative to the threshing controller, as well as the separation and cleaning controllers.

Another module in the system is Auto Threshing, which for the first time completes the complex technical step to implement fully automated threshing.

On this combine, users no longer need to know which settings they have to make to get the desired results. Instead, they enter the harvesting strategy, which is then used by the auto-learning system to optimize all parameters.

Kemper and John Deere developed the StalkBuster, which is the first stubble-destroying technology that forms an integral part of a maize header.

It is the only machine on the market that destroys all the stubble before it is driven on by the forage harvester or the tractor and trailer.

Thirty percent of the stubble usually remains intact, and as the corn borer winters inside it, a high percentage of undestroyed stubble offers the pest a haven so it can infest the area again the following year.

The new topper is integrated in the header, is relatively lightweight and has a relatively low power input requirement. This means no extra limitations apply for legal road transport.

The Kemper StalkBuster is a technical solution that offers benefits for users, their productivity and the environment.

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