Friday 24 October 2014

Claas to show off Jaguar 800

Derek Casey

Published 23/04/2014 | 02:30

LAUNCH: Claas will be unveiling its latest Jaguar 800 series foragers at the FTMTA

CLAAS has confirmed that it will be demonstrating its new Jaguar 800 series foragers at the FTMTA Grass event in Gurteen, Co Sligo, on May 14.

Comprising four models with power outputs from 400hp up to 598hp, from the outside, the new Jaguar 800 adopts a rounded style similar to that used on the Jaguar 900 series.

Underneath, the new Jaguar 800 retains the direct drive system to all the main components and the straight crop flow through the forager.

The latest Vista cab gives the operator a high degree of comfort. The new design is more spacious, with reduced noise levels and increased visibility.

The Cebis operation system incorporates a number of new features designed to provide easier, faster and more intuitive operation. To access function screens, the operator can either use the main rotary switch or the new hot key, which provides direct access to pre-selected functions.

One of the defining features of the Jaguar range is the high throughput, straight crop flow system, which progressively increases the crop flow speed through the forager from about 4.8m/second as the crop enters the forager to 68m/second.

To make the most of this high capacity potential, the Jaguar 800 range is fitted with a new quick attachment coupler that allows the forager to use higher throughput header units from the Jaguar 900 range.

From the intake – for which there is also the option of the Stop Rock detection system – the crop is fed into the chopping cylinder. For further crop processing, the Jaguar 800 can be fitted with an Intensive corn cracker.

Low fuel consumption

The new Jaguar 800 range is powered by Tier 4i compliant Mercedes engines fitted with an SCR catalytic converter. These engines provide high torque at low engine revs. Claas claim pre-series machines operating in Britain have achieved considerably higher throughputs and lower fuel consumption – fuel savings of 8 to 10 litres/hour have been achieved by some of the test machines when comparing the Tier 4i machines to the Tier 3 machines.

A new option on the highest powered Jaguar 870 and 860 is Dynamic Power, which was first introduced on the Jaguar 900 range.

As the crop flow through the forager varies, the power output is automatically varied over an 11-step range from just 272hp up to 510hp on the Jaguar 860 or 598hp on the Jaguar 870. By matching engine power to crop load, Claas reckons this can result in fuel savings of up to 10.6pc.

To cope with the higher potential throughput, the Jaguar 800 range also features a new continuous high pressure hydraulic system that operates at 210 bar. This uses larger diameter hydraulic lines – ensuring increased capacity and rapid hydraulic reaction times.

The standard specification also includes a larger 1,000 litre diesel tank and 130 litre Ad Blue tank. An extra 300 litre diesel tank is also an option. In addition, there is a comprehensive lighting system including Xenon main lights, an on-board 600 litre/minute 9.5 bar air compressor and a 350 litre silage additive tank with application rate determined throughput, moisture content or dry matter content.

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