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CLAAS notches up its 40,000th JAGUAR at its German plant

The 40,000th CLAAS JAGUAR has rolled off the production line at the company’s headquarters in Harsewinkel, Germany.

A market leader in self-propelled forage harvesters, the first JAGUAR machines were built in 1973. They quickly earnt a reputation for innovation and efficiency which led to a Gold Innovation Award for the JAGUAR TERRA TRAC at this year’s SIMA show in Paris.
Debut in 1973, first guidance system in 1976 The rapid increase in maize cultivation at the end of the 1960s called for ever more productive harvesting technology while attached implements and trailed units were reaching their performance limits. CLAAS was quick to recognise the potential of this segment and, in June 1973, started manufacturing a high-performance self-propelled forage harvester, the JAGUAR 60 SF. This was followed just three years later, in 1976, by the JAGUAR 80 SF with a number of significant enhancements: the ability to separate the chopping cylinder and the intake roller, a discharge blower and an automatic guidance system. Following the expansion of the range to include the JAGUAR 70 SF, the next generation comprising four models was introduced in 1983. With sales of more than 7,000 units, the JAGUAR 690, 680, 685 and 675 made CLAAS the market leader in Europe. Five years later, the line-up had been extended to comprise six models with engine outputs between 354 hp and 215 hp.
History
  • The JAGUAR 800 model series make its debut in 1993
  • Engine outputs ranged from 228 kw (310hp) to 354 kw (481hp) and were fitted transversely behind the steering axle to enable simple, direct drive systems
  • This innovation configuration set the standard for advanged forage harvesters around the world
  • Fitted with axle loading so it was possible to fit eight-row maize front attachments for the first time
  • Accelerator placed directly behind the Corncracker to speed the flow of chopped material
  • Special variant of the JAGUAR 800 model series was the Field Shuttle
  • Innovative logistics made it possible to hitch conventional truck trailers or mount a container to a JAGUAR forest harvester
  • Milestone in 2001 when its power reached 445 kW (605hp)
About the CLAAS 900 Series
  • Introduced in 2008
  • Equipped with a wide range of engine outputs
  • New intelligent engine-control system
  • Continous moisture measure
  • Equipped with CEBIS system and new V-MAX chopping cylinde
  • Won a gold medal at Agritechnica 2009
The 40,000th model to role off the production line is a TERRA TRAC. This is the first forage harvester to feature a factory-integrated crawler track system, which offers maximum soil protection in whatever the condition while remaining narrow enough for on-road travel.
It has an intelligent headland protection system to prevent damage to the grass cover and allows year-round operation. Since the start of JAGUAR production, CLAAS has also been developing the headers, placing great emphasis on optimal crop flow and maximum efficiency. Currently the cutterbar DIRECT DISC, the PICK UP and the corn header ORBIS are available. The product range and equipment variants can vary in certain countries. If you have any questions, please contact the CLAAS sales and marketing company or the CLAAS importer in your country.

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