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CLAAS Celebrates Fifty Years of the JAGUAR Self-Propelled Forage Harvester with Limited Edition Packages

OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 6, 2023 – In celebration of 50 years of its iconic JAGUAR forage harvester, CLAAS of America has introduced special equipment packages on various models. While all 2024 JAGUAR forage harvesters are considered “anniversary editions,” all models ordered with the Operator Comfort Package (a $874 option) will receive a special 50th Anniversary graphics and accessory package at no additional cost. Select PREMIUM LINE and MAXI CARE packages are also available.

The JAGUAR line paved the way for an unprecedented success story in the self-propelled forage harvester segment when it launched 50 years ago in Germany and has been a leader in the category ever since. Featuring many innovations over the years, the JAGUAR attained not only a worldwide reputation but also world market leadership. Today, the JAGUAR remains the top choice for farmers and contractors around the world with more than 45,000 units manufactured thanks to its outstanding kernel processing technology, efficient drive systems, straight crop flow and high reliability.

“For 50 years, the JAGUAR has stood for innovation, efficiency, productivity and reliability and is surely second to none in terms of the mark it has made on the forage harvester segment throughout five decades”, said Dominik Grothe, senior vice president, self-propelled harvesters. “However, CLAAS does not just owe its position as world market leader to technological advances and superior customer service, but also to the developers and the feedback from our customers.”

The introduction of the all-new JAGUAR 800 model series in 1994 marked a major development that took CLAAS into a new dimension of performance and underlined its claim to technological leadership. Today, the flagship model JAGUAR 990 is available with a TERRA TRAC undercarriage and delivers up to 925 hp. CLAAS exclusive features such as the CAM PILOT for automatic steering during pick-up work to reduce operator fatigue and simplify the lives of countless operators.

The evolution of the CLAAS JAGUAR:

  • 1994: Introduction of the JAGUAR 800 with transverse engines, up to 481 hp and an 8-row corn header to the North American market. The same year sees the 10,000th JAGUAR built by CLAAS. It marks the start of the tradition of special paint finishes to celebrate JAGUAR production landmarks.
  • 1998: CLAAS builds the 15,000th JAGUAR featuring a sensational airbrush artwork.
  • 2001: Model change and a new flagship in the form of the JAGUAR 900 with 605 hp.
  • 2003: JAGUAR SPEEDSTAR approved for 25 mph (40 km/h) road travel.
  • 2004: Production of the 20,000th JAGUAR.
  • 2006: Launch of the JAGUAR 900 GREEN EYE with up to 623 hp.
  • 2008: Launch of the all-new JAGUAR 900 model series with DYNAMIC POWER and many automatic functions.
  • 2009: The 25,000th JAGUAR is a JAGUAR 980 with twin engine and 830 hp.
  • 2011: CLAAS builds the 30,000 JAGUAR with a special black paint finish.
  • 2012: Integrated NIR sensor system allows precise dry matter yield measurement and other constituents, such as crude ash, crude fibre and sugar precisely for each area harvested.
  • 2014: Update of the JAGUAR 800 series with greater comfort, greater efficiency and greater performance.
  • 2017: The new-generation JAGUAR 900 features a continuously variable front attachment drive and a new chassis concept.
  • 2019: CLAAS launches the JAGUAR 900 TERRA TRAC with innovative tracks and introduces CEMOS AUTO PERFORMANCE for automatic engine power adjustments for better fuel efficiency.
  • 2019: The 40,000th JAGUAR forage harvester leaves the production plant in Harsewinkel.
  • 2020: New ORBIS corn headers combine a working width of up to 9.00 m with integrated transport protection for greater driver comfort and safety.
  • 2023: Celebration of 50 years of JAGUAR forage harvester with special equipment packages.
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