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New top-of-the-range Claas JAGUAR

The JAGUAR forager always attracts a large crowd at Grassland events, and visitors to the CLAAS stand this year would have been in for a treat, as it was planned that following the launch of the new Stage 5 JAGUAR 900 series, working and making its UK debut at Grassland would have been the JAGUAR 990 TERRA TRAC.

Claas Jaguar forage harvester

The addition of the new top-of-the-range model, the JAGUAR 990, is at the forefront of a number of updates and new features available across the JAGUAR 900 range for next year.

These include the adoption of the latest CEBIS touchscreen based control concept across the whole JAGUAR range, plus a change to more powerful Stage 5 engines for the JAGUAR 900, a new optional additive system and a 42-knife chopping cylinder, plus the availability of dynamic steering.

For 2020, all JAGUAR 900 machines will make the move to Stage 5 engines developing more power and providing an increase in torque. The new top-of-the-range JAGUAR 990 is powered by a 925hp MAN engine. The MAN V12 has a displacement of 24 litres and a 850hp version will also be used in the JAGUAR 980. The JAGUAR 970 moves to a new MAN D4276 straight six, which develops 790hp from its displacement of some 16 litres. With a displacement of almost 3 litres per cylinder this promises a stable power curve with sustained torque, giving the JAGUAR 970 the best figures in its class with regard to fuel consumption per tonne of harvested material. The power output of the JAGUAR 960 and 940 models has also increased.

Touch screen CEBIS

All JAGUAR 900 models will now come with the new touch screen CEBIS terminal, giving the operator fast and easy access to all the machine functions. Depending on individual preference, theoperator has four options for setting up and adjusting the JAGUAR:• A simple tap on the touchscreen and the new CEBIS terminal reacts by providing direct access to all machine functions.• Seven settings can be programmed as favourites and accessed by rocker switches on the CMOTION control lever, which is now standard on all machines.• CEBIS rotary/push switch and pushbutton• Direct adjustment via switches in the armrest

Claas Jaguar forage harvester Cebis screen

A big benefit for operators when using the new armrest and CMOTION control lever is that it will be possible to adjust the machine on the move from the joystick using the new favourite settings. For example these are some of functions can be operated or adjusted from the CMOTION joystick:• Roller crop press• Spout up and down• STOP ROCK sensitivity• CRUISE CONTROL• Stubble height• Horn• Partial working width

Again, depending on conditions and operator preference, from its normal position in the operator’s field of vision, the screen can be pivoted to the right, next to the armrest, making it easy to see the entire front attachment, for instance when harvesting maize close to a hedge.

Another new feature for 2020 is the availability of dynamic steering on the JAGUAR 900, allowing the operator to reduce the number of turns to go from lock to lock. At up to 10 km/h, the operator only needs 1¼ turns of the wheel to go from full left lock to full right. From 10 to 20 km/h, the steering wheel turns required are increased dynamically. From 20 km/h, for the sake of safe driving at higher speeds, the full number of steering wheel turns is available again. Dynamic steering is activated in CEBIS and it’s possible to adjust the number of steering wheel turns required at any time.

Originally introduced on the LEXION combine harvester range, CEMOS AUTOMATIC will now also be available on the JAGUAR 900. By being able to set CEMOS AUTOMATIC to maintain a target engine speed and therefore crop flow or forward speed while adjusting the engine horsepower to what is required, this offers the operator the potential to increase productivity and reduce fuel use.

New 42-blade V-MAX drum

A new option for JAGUAR 990/980/970 models is the 42-blade V-MAX chopping cylinder, which givesa cutting frequency of 25,200 cuts/min. The new 42-blade V-MAX is designed to deliver particularly high throughput, providing top-quality chopped material at chop lengths from 3.5 to 12.5 mm. Where a longer chop length is required in grass or for SHREDLAGE, the chopping cylinder can be run with just 14 blades fitted.

A new hydraulic pre-compression system for the feed rollers is also standard in all JAGUAR 900 models. Acting on pre-programmed control characteristics, hydraulic rams with pressure reservoirs automatically adjust the pre-compression pressure applied, in order to accommodate different crops and changes in chop length. As a result, this ensures that a uniformly high level of chop quality is maintained, even under difficult conditions.

The feeder housing has been revised to provide maximum operational reliability. This features areinforced feed roller designed for maximum throughput, and larger wear plates on the sides of the pre-compression rollers reduce dirt and noise. Maintenance has been made easier by the use of clamps to secure the rollers.

The sealing of the chopping cylinder sharpening system has been improved to help reduce dirt ingress and noise. The service life of the chopping cylinder bearings has been extended and a flat-face coupling makes for easier maintenance of the feeder housing and knife drum housing.


Intelligent systems within the JAGUAR form the basis for excellent forage quality, either with precisely dosed additives from the 375-litre tank or highly concentrated ones from the new ACTISILER 37. 

Claas Actisiler

Capable of applying a precise dosage from 0.2-20 l/h, or, based on throughput, 10-50 ml/t, the ACTISILER 37 features a double-wall tank to protect the silage additive concentrate from high outside temperatures keeping the additive cool to ensure it works effectively. The new system has a built in flushing feature to clean the additive out once finished to reduce contamination of different types, this uses clean water from the new 20L hand wash tank.  Also a circulation function to help keep the additive in suspension again to ensure it is applied correctly throughout the day.

As an option, dry matter content value can be determined using the latest near infrared sensor (NIR), which can then be used as a reference for setting the chop length and the amount of additiverequired. 

In addition to measuring dry matter content, the NIR sensor can also be used to determineconstituents such as starch and protein levels which vary depending on the crop concerned. The values measured can be printed using the optional on board printer or downloaded into a map of the field or farm. CEBIS provides the operator with a clear overview of the automatic interplay between the length of cut and the silage additive dosage applied on the basis of the measured dry matter content.

JAGUAR 900 range overview for 2020

ModelPower (HP)Engine / ExhaustEngine size / Type
JAGUAR 990925MAN / Tier 524.2 litre / V12
JAGUAR 980850MAN / Tier 524.2 litre / V12
JAGUAR 970790MAN / Tier 516.2 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 960653Mercedes / Tier 515.6 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 950585Mercedes / Tier 515.6 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 940530Mercedes / Tier 512.8 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 930462Mercedes / Tier 512.8 litre / Straight 6

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