Around the world with press-fit technology

On January 18, 2007 Mathias Lause started his trip around the world with the CLAAS ARES tractor. Accompanying him on the ride was a central electric system by Würth Elektronik ICS that was installed in the tractor.

The trip took 10 months and went across 17 countries on 5 continents. Matthias Lause covered a distance of 20,000 km with his tractor on this trip. The tour was a real toughness test for our central electrics. A wide variety of weather conditions and major shock and vibrations due to poor road conditions made things difficult for the tractor.

Nonetheless, the CLASS tractor and our central electrics passed the test with flying colors and arrived at the Agritechnica in Hannover in November 2007 in fine shape and great technical condition.