Claas upgrades Jaguar 900 forage harvesters

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A new water injection system, a dosing measurement app and an optional front attachment drive system are all coming to Claas’s Jaguar 900 forage harvesters next year.

Claas Jaguar 900 forage harvesters

A new optional twin hydraulic front attachment drive system on Claas’s Jaguar 900 forage harvesters will help the crop intake match the ground speed during harvest time

The new front attachment option is one of a series of changes announced for 2022 delivery Jaguar 900 forage harvesters, which Claas Harvest Centre product manager for Jaguar Luke Wheeler says is a game-changer for pick-up work.

"With this option, the pick-up intake auger continues to be driven via the quick-release coupler, and can adjust its speed in accordance with the feed intake rollers, which is dependent on the length of cut setting," he says.

"The all-new hydraulic drive means the speed of the reel can now be automatically adjusted 

to match ground speed of the harvester independently of the speed of the intake auger.

"This means the rotational speeds of the pick-up reel and intake auger can be matched exactly 

to the prevailing harvesting conditions for more consistent crop flow and higher throughput.

"This is particularly important when harvesting high yielding crops at low ground speeds or  

vice versa."

US studies have shown the new hydraulic drive-in connection to the new front can increase throughput by up to 13.7 per cent, says Claas, compared with the existing mechanical constant drive-in heavy harvesting conditions.

 

Claas will also introduce an app to assist with the management of its factory-fitted forage inoculant dosing system.

The app helps the operator to determine the correct dosage settings based on crop yield, crop type, operating width, working speed and the recommended dosage.

The operator can implement the recommended settings on the CEBIS Terminal once the data has been entered, avoiding under- and over-dosage.

The app is available for Android and Apple operating platforms and can be downloaded via connect.claas.com

Claas has also announced a new water injection system, for difficult harvesting conditions such as high sugar content grass and high dry matter content lucerne.

The system automatically injects water into the feeder unit, guide plate area, accelerator and discharge chute whenever there is no crop flow, such as at headlands or during forage trailer changeovers.

The system is controlled via the CEBIS terminal and utilises the on-board 375L water tank.

"This new system helps to stop the build-up of sticky material in crop flow area as well as helping to keep the dry matter sensor or NIR [near infrared] sensor clean," says Wheeler.  

 

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