Claas Matador
Claas Matador combine at Cumbria 09 - DSC02183.jpg
at the Cumbria Steam Gathering 2009
Model history
Model introduced Unknown
Model discontinued Unknown
Superseded by Unknown
Engine Specification
Engine make Perkins
Power hp Unknown
Transmission type Unknown
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The Claas Matador was a combine harvester built by the German company of Claas in the 1970's. This model had the engine mounted on top of the straw walker hood behind the Grain tank so was more accessible than some models of the time with engines below the Drum.

Right side with radiator and engine mounted behind the Grain tank visible

Model history[edit | edit source]

Giant Matador VBY 228E at Barleylands Steam Rally 2011

Giant Matador VBY 228E at Barleylands 2011

Made 1963m.

Specification[edit | edit source]

Built in 2 main versions;

Standard Matador
  • 8½ foot cut or 10 foot cut
  • 62 hp (46 kW) 4 cylinder Perkins engine
Giant Matador

Preservation[edit | edit source]

A few examples exist in preservation, with the odd example still in use by small farmers.

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