CLAAS unveils the latest addition to their industry-leading line of JAGUAR forage harvesters with the release of an all-new 800 Series at the World Ag Expo. A complement to the current 900 Series, the 800 Series is positioned to meet the needs of producers and custom harvesters who demand the reliable performance and exceptional throughput they've come to expect from JAGUAR forage harvesters but don't require every bell and whistle that the higher-end 900 series delivers.
The 800 Series offers four new models: JAGUAR 880 (626 hp), JAGUAR 860 (516 hp), JAGUAR 850 (462 hp), and the JAGUAR 840 (408 hp).
Mercedes inline V6 engines deliver Tier 4f power to the entire line. The top-end 880 offers a power curve comparable to the JAGUAR 960, while the JAGUAR 840 the least powerful offering in the new JAGUAR 800 series fits a niche for those who don't require quite as much power as the base JAGUAR 930. The same DYNAMIC POWER option offered on the 900 Series a system that modifies engine output and fuel consumption based on operating conditions is also an available option on the JAGUAR 880 and 860.
According to CLAAS of America Product Coordinator, Matt Jaynes, "Those who are familiar with the JAGUAR line of forage harvesters will remember the Green Eye' series, which was sold here in North America just a few years ago. Its simple, rugged and powerful design made it a favorite among many of our customers. The new 800 Series JAGUAR feels a lot like the "Green Eye" series, with a classic, straightforward mechanical design to go along with some key updates our customers are really going to like."
Some of those classic characteristics include a mechanical feed roll design delivering an industry-exclusive six different lengths of cut from a V-CLASSIC drum, instead of the infinitely variable cut length and V-MAX drum of the 900 Series. The 800 Series has also adopted the axle design and mechanical 4WD offered in the older classic line.
The 800 Series, while mechanically straightforward, still delivers the advanced features you've come to expect from the JAGAUR line. In addition to its engine and emissions updates, design enhancements and a wide range of options simplify maintenance and operations.
The JAGUAR 880 can be equipped with the same MCC cracker as the 900 series, while the rest of the line can be equipped with a slightly smaller cracker called the MMC M. A new metal access door makes it easier than ever before to quickly switch out the cracker and change rollers.
The 800 Series JAGUAR forage harvesters also feature a newly designed modular accelerator for easier access and faster maintenance. In fact, this feature was recently recognized by the ASABE as a 2014 AE50 Award Winner.
With its rounded body design, the new JAGUAR 800 model offers highly efficient air cooling and great visibility for the operator. Advanced air filters prolong the time between maintenance stops. Hydraulics have been upgraded and placed for easier access. The large VISTA CAB and CEBIS operating concept in the new JAGUAR 800 also help to increase operator comfort. Efficient Agriculture System (EASY) functions and driver assistance systems available on the JAGUAR 900 series are also available on the 800 Series, including the AE50 award-winning AUTO FILL, CAM PILOT, moisture sensors and much more.
Also new to the 800 Series is a mechanical quick-attach drive coupler and hydraulic flat-face coupler for quickly and conveniently attaching headers. The 800 Series has a uniform interface for front attachments that can operate all of the same headers offered on the 900 Series with the exception of the Orbis 900 and DD 610.
For those interested in outfitting their JAGUAR 800 Series for extra-heavy use, MAD JAG heavy-duty wear parts are available as options throughout.