New top-of-the-range Jaguar

NEW JAGUAR RI Farm

THE addition of a new top-of-the-range model, the

Jaguar 990, is at the forefront of a number of updates and new features available across the Jaguar 900 and 800 ranges for next year.

These include the adoption of the latest CEBIS touchscreen based control concept across the whole Jaguar range, plus a change to more powerful Stage 5 engines for the Jaguar 900, a new additive system and a 42-knife chopping cylinder, plus the availability of dynamic steering.

For 2020, all Jaguar 900 machines will make the move to Stage 5 engines developing more power and providing an increase in torque. The Jaguar 800 range will continue to be powered by Stage 4 compliant engines, with the move to Stage 5 coming in time for maize harvest.

Topping the Jaguar 900 range of forage harvesters, the new Jaguar 990 is powered by a 925hp MAN engine.

The MAN V12 has a displacement of 24 litres and a 850hp version will also be used in the Jaguar 980. The Jaguar 970 moves to a new MAN D4276 straight six, which develops 790hp from its displacement of some 16 litres.

With a displacement of almost three litres per cylinder, this promises a stable power curve with sustained torque, giving the Jaguar 970 the best figures in its class with regard to fuel consumption per tonne of harvested material.

The power output of the Jaguar 960 and 940 models has also increased.

The Jaguar 900 ranges will now come with the new touch screen CEBIS terminal, giving the operator fast and easy access to all the machine functions. Again the Jaguar 800 will see this feature in the autumn.

Depending on individual pre-ference, the operator has four options for setting up and adjusting the Jaguar:

n A simple tap on the touchscreen and the new CEBIS terminal reacts by providing direct access to all machine functions;

n Seven settings can be programmed as favourites and accessed by rocker switches on the CMOTION control lever, which is now standard on all machines;

n CEBIS rotary/push switch and pushbutton;

n Direct adjustment via switches in the armrest.

A big benefit for operators when using the new armrest and CMOTION control lever is that it will be possible to adjust the machine on the move from the joystick using the new favourite settings.

Again, depending on conditions and operator preference, from its normal position in the operator’s field of vision, the screen can be pivoted to the right, next to the armrest, making it easy to see the entire front attachment, for instance when harvesting laid maize.

Another new feature for 2020 is the availability of dynamic steering on the Jaguar 900, allowing the operator to reduce the number of turns to go from lock to lock.

At up to 10km/h, the operator only needs 1¼ turns of the wheel to go from full left lock to full right. From 10 to 20km/h, the steering wheel turns required are increased dynamically. From 20km/h, for the sake of safe driving at higher speeds, the full number of steering wheel turns is available again.

Dynamic steering is activated in CEBIS and it’s possible to adjust the number of steering wheel turns required at any time.

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