Bunker foragers ready for action

If you are in the market for a used self-propelled forager, and looking for something a bit different, then you might like this unusual version of the New Holland FX60. The yard of Dutch used farm machinery dealer Beverdam Machinery also contains a second bunker-type machine based on a Claas Jaguar 880.

by Steven Vale

6 Oct 2021

Modified in 2006 by French engineering firm Racine Construct, the six-pot 535hp Cat block in the New Holland FX60 bunker forager has notched up 2,642 hours. The tyres are 800/65 R32 (front) and 800/45 R30.5 (rear), the bunker holds 36.0m³, and the six-row (4.5m) maize header is a Kemper 445.

The Dutch dealer is also seeking a new owner for this Claas Jaguar 880. Officially called the Claas FS 880 C (Field Shuttle - Container), this one was built in 2001. Powered by a 480hp Mercedes block (4,370 hours), the track units were made by Dutch firm Westtrack (now Zuidberg) and the 762mm-wide tracks are from Good Year.

The tyres below the 36.0m³ hydraulically operated container are 1050/50 R32s. With new engine, transmission and hydraulic oil, the Field Shuttle, and its six-row Orbis 450 maize header, are ready for action.

Beverdam can arrange transport for both machines from its base at the Dutch town of Vriezenveen, near the German border. £POA.