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The Light-Hearted Side of Lexion

Sep 07, 2012

With the extreme crop conditions of this past year, many farmers are looking to bounce back after this tough harvest. 

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There’s a Lexion model that is literally doing just that—at the fall farm shows the company has an inflatable slide that is in the shape and color scheme of a Lexion combine. Most machines aim for a smooth cab ride, but Lexion’s newest model boasts about its bounce.
 
Jokingly referred to as the "entry level" Lexion, it produces 12-15 kp (kid power) and is Tier 4-compliant. Its shipping weight is just over 1,000 lb.  
 
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For the multiple generations of farming families that attend farm shows, this inflatable display provides a playground for younger members of the family, and the company puts benches around the slide for parents. At farm shows, kids aren’t usually allowed to climb, slide down, and crawl under the machinery on display, but in this play zone, they are encouraged to.
 
According to Claas, one Iowa farmer did ask about ordering a Bouncy Lexion Combine for his grandson, but there’s no word if the order was placed.
 
This Lexion was originally part of the Checkered Flag events held at dealerships to promote the Field Ready Reconditioned Combines.
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