Claas has announced a new 626hp addition to its self-propelled forage harvester range, the Jaguar 880.
Complementing the existing 626hp, high-spec Jaguar 960, the new 880 will sit at the top of the Jaguar 800 Series, offering customers a more powerful, yet simpler forager option. The firm says, the new model will be an ideal replacement for those running older type 492, 623hp Jaguar 900s, and for those seeking a machine predominantly used for grass. As a result, the 880 will only be available in the UK, Ireland and the USA, with Claas expecting it to be a popular model.
The 880 is powered by a straight six Mercedes Stage 4-compliant engine, as used on the 960, with the option of the manufacturer’s fuel saving Dynamic Power system. When engaged, it automatically alters engine power relative to load, said to use less fuel when not required for thinner crops. Drive to the front axle is through a 40kph, two-speed hydrostatic transmission.
The 880’s chopping system comprises Claas’ V-Classic 20-blade chopping cylinder, giving a range of six chop lengths from 5mm to 21mm with the standard 20 blade chopping cylinder. For further crop processing, it is fitted with the firm’s Multi Crop L 250mm cracker as standard.
In the cab, the forager comes with the latest colour Cebis control terminal, with function screens accessed using either the main rotary switch or the Hotkey which provides direct access to pre-selected functions. Using Cebis, the operator is able to set a reminder as to when the knives need sharpening or the shearbar adjusting after a set operating time has elapsed. And on foragers fitted with Claas’ Quantimeter system, a reminder can also be set after a set yield quantity has been harvested.
Standard specification includes a 1,000 litre diesel tank and 130 litre diesel exhaust fluid tank, with the option of an additional 300 litre diesel tank. Additive tank size remains at 375 litres.
The 880 is available to order now, with production commencing in October.