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Claas Jaguar Forage Harvester

by Britains

Posted on November 11, 2021 - 8:45am

Did you know Claas’s Jaguar is one of the most successful and best-known forage harvester ranges.  Claas, driven by the rise in the maize grown in Europe in the late 1960s, launched its first self-propelled harvester, the Jaguar 60 SF, in 1973.  It was powered by a 88 kW engine and used parts from its trailed Jaguar 60 harvester.  With demand for higher output harvesters continuing to grow Claas soon replaced it with the Jaguar 80.  Powered by a larger 157 kW engine the new harvester with its three or four-row maize attachment offered higher output. 

Claas continued to develop its Jaguar forage harvester range in the following years releasing the 600 series in the 1980s, the 800 series in the 1990s and the 900 series harvesters in the 2000s.  In 2019 Claas built its 40,000th Jaguar and to celebrate displayed it in Paris at the SIMA Show. 

Today the firm offers 13 different Jaguar harvesters powered by engines ranging from 300 to 680 kWs. 

We at Britains worked with Claas during the 1980s and released a model of the Jaguar 600 series forage harvester.  It was available with a pickup unit and later a Kemper maize header.  There was also a battery powered version. 

Now we are releasing a model of the latest 625 kW Jaguar 980 harvester with a 9.0m Orbis 900 maize attachment.