Claas launches 925hp flagship Jaguar

The 925hp 990 is a new top-of-the-range model in the Jaguar 900 range of self-propelled forage harvesters for next season.

by Steven Vale

24 Sep 2019

Power comes from a 24.2-litre MAN V12, which is also available as an 850hp version in the 980, and the 990 is available with Terra Tracs.

All Jaguar 900s will make the move to Stage V engines next year, and a 16-litre MAN D4276 straight six (790hp) is included in the 970. The straight-six blocks in the rest of the range comes from Mercedes; 930 and 940 (12.8-litres) and 950 and 960 (15.6-litres).

Other main updates to Jag 900s for 2020 includes the new touchscreen Cebis terminal. Dynamic steering is also new. This allows the operator to reduce the number of turns to go from lock to lock. At up to 10km/hr, the operator only needs 1¼ turns of the wheel to go from full left lock to full right.

From 10 to 20km/hr, the steering wheel turns required are increased dynamically. From 20km/hr, the full number of steering wheel turns is available again. Activated in Cebis, it’s possible to adjust the required number of steering wheel turns at any time.

Cemos Auto Performance, a new option on 900 models, keeps the set speed constant and regulates engine power and driving speed according to the crop mass. Eliminating abrupt load changes, the result, says Claas, is an even crop flow and lower fuel consumption.

The 42-blade V-Max chopping cylinder, a new option for 990/980/970 models, is designed to provide top-quality chopped material at chop lengths from 3.5 to 12.5mm. Where a longer chop length is required in grass or for Shredlage, the chopping cylinder can be run with just 14 blades fitted.