SIMA 2019: Spotlights on 40,000th Jaguar

A highlight on the Claas stand at the French show, which ended yesterday, was the 40,000th Jaguar SPFH built at Harsewinkel since the first 60 SF left the production line in 1973.

by Steven Vale

1 Mar 2019

Followed three years later,in 1976, by the 80 SF and then by the 70 SF, the next four-model generation (690, 680, 685 and 675) was introduced in 1983. Five years later, the line-up had been extended to six models with engine outputs from 215hp to 354hp.

The first small-scale pre-series production versions of the 800 range appeared in 1993 (310hp to 481hp). The Field Shuttle, a special variant of the 880 that went on sale in 1997, was available in both trailer and container versions.

A significant power milestone was passed in 2001, with the launch of the 605hp Jag 900. Updated several times over the years, the 900 range introduced in 2008 went on to win several prizes including an Agritechnica gold medal in 2009 for the Auto-Fill automatic filling system.

Previewed at the 2018 Agritechnica, the 960 Terra Trac on display in Paris (the 40,000th machine to leave the production line) is the first SPFH to feature a factory-integrated crawler track system. Supporting a special design on the side panels, a number of demonstration versions wearing the new livery will be deployed around the world this year.