For 2017 the Jaguar 980 and 970 models from CLAAS have been improved and have many new equipment features that include a continuously variable front attachment drive, an enhanced crop flow system, redesigned running gear and the CLAAS Auto Fill system for automatic trailer loading to both the side and rear. Source: AFDJ eNews
The optional new continuously variable front attachment drive enables efficient power transmission at varying speeds. This is particularly advantageous when harvesting with the Pick Up and the ORBIS maize front attachment.
If the chop length changes, the system automatically makes a corresponding adjustment to the front attachment speed. The result is a very even crop flow and improved chop quality.
The operator can react to changing harvest conditions at any time by manually adjusting the automatically controlled front attachment speed.
The constant-speed mechanical drive that has proven itself over many years of practical use remains standard. However, now the mechanical drive can be combined with the continuously variable drive.
The latest JAGUAR 980/970 models also feature an enhanced crop flow system. One of its key features is the hydraulic clamping system for the shear bar, which allows the shear bar to be adjusted accurately and quickly.
This not only improves chop quality but also helps to reduce wear.
In addition to the shear bar improvements, the sharpening system has also received an update with improvements to the access and maintenance of the sharpening system.
The new models also work with an automatically adjusted chopping cylinder concave.
The CLAAS Auto Fill system for trailer filling to the side during chopping, keeps losses to a minimum during the loading process while also significantly reducing the respective workloads of the operators of the silage trailer and the forage harvester.
A new high-resolution camera on the discharge spout scans the contours of the silage trailer continuously during the run and automatically adjusts the crop discharge direction relative to the contours and the load situation.
A new feature is trailer filling to the rear. When a tractor is pulling a trailer behind the Jaguar, it will fill the trailer over the top of the tractor automatically, a function that is used when starting a field or dividing the areas to be harvested during maize or whole crop for example.
The new JAGUAR 980/970 also feature new running gear that offers greater comfort and convenience for the operator.
With the introduction of these two new models, CLAAS UK will be offering three JAGUAR model series for the 2017 business year.
In addition to the existing JAGUAR 800 series (Type 496), there will be the current JAGUAR 900 series (Type 497) for the JAGUAR 960, 950, 940 and 930, and the new JAGUAR 900 series (Type 498) for the 980 and 970 only.