Claas releases track option for 900-series Jaguar forage harvester


Complete with a huge 925 horsepower engine, Claas has released two new forage harvester models that, for the first time, are offered with tracks.

Matt Jaynes, Claas of America product manager for self-propelled forage harvesters, says that the new Jaguar 990 and 960 are available with Terra Trac, for rider comfort, reduced soil compaction, and increased stability.

The Jaguar 990 is equipped with up to 925 horsepower and the 970 features an inline-6 engine with 790 horsepower, with Cemos Auto Performance that automatically adjusts for maximum ground speed or maximum power. Claas adds that the engine design has resulted in a 10% fuel savings compared to competitive models.

Jaynes adds that the new models also offer an auto-filling mode. In the cab, farmers will find a Cebis colour monitor with touchscreen, a new armrest with integrated Bluetooth controls, and the new CMOTION handle offered on Claas machines. The Comfort cab upgrade includes thicker glass for noise cancellation, Jaynes says.

The Jaguar 990 and 960 models are available with Terra Trac drive systems that provide up to 40 km/h road speeds, and a headland protection function helps protect the ground from shearing while turning.

Jaynes says there is one pre-series model currently in Canada, but watch for more of these units here in 2020.

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