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CLAAS of America announced new product updates to their JAGUAR forage harvesters, LEXION combines, and balers and hay tools today at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

New product updates include:

JAGUAR forage harvester upgrades

CLAAS introduced enhancements to the full line of industry leading JAGUAR 900 Series forage harvesters. Topping the list of 2018 upgrades is an improved cutting drum designed for longer chop lengths, optional enhancements to hydraulic feedroll compression, a cab comfort package, enhanced TELEMATICS and a completely redesigned PICK UP header. Additionally, many of the 2017 updates made exclusively to the most powerful JAGUAR models can now be found on the remainder of the 900 Series. Read more about the updates here.

The 2018 LEXION line receives a technology update

The LEXION flagship technology (CEMOS AUTOMATIC) becomes more accessible with the newly designed CEBIS MOBILE monitor. The 12" color screen and touch technology provides a unique graphical interface with “slider” controls that make the setup of CEMOS AUTOMATIC – along with CRUISE PILOT and other precision technologies – easier than ever. In addition to the new CEBIS MOBILE monitor, the 2018 LEXION combine line also offers a GRAIN QUALITY CAMERA. The camera monitors the quality of grain in the clean grain elevator and displays the images on the CEBIS MOBILE monitor. Read more about the updates here.

DISCO mower technology advancements

CLAAS has taken one of its largest and most reliable front mower/roller conditioners – the DISCO 3600FRC – and given it a three-point hitch. The result is an incredibly reliable rear mower/roller conditioner with a working width of 11’ 2”. When the two are paired together, the front/rear combination of the DISCO 3600FRC and DISCO 3600RC CONTOUR cover as much ground as many self-propelled windrowers.

The DISCO 3600RC CONTOUR features the CLAAS patented MAX CUT cutter bar for superior strength and cut quality. Its ACTIVE FLOAT hydro-pneumatic suspension provides excellent ground following. And for added safety, breakback protection is also incorporated. Read more about the updates here.

New, improved LINER rake models

The North American offering of LINER rakes receives an update for 2018, with three new models replacing two existing models. The LINER 1700 TWIN (22’ working width) replaces the LINER 1650 TWIN, while the LINER 1800 TWIN is a new size for the line with a wider working width of 24’ 5”. Both rakes can easily transition between single and double windrow production. The LINER 1900 replaces the LINER 1750. Like its predecessor, the LINER 1900 will produce a single windrow and offers a working width of 26’ 5”. Additional refinements to all models include improved ground following on uneven terrain and refined rotor lifting on headlands. Read full details here.

Enhanced ROLLANT round baler

Last year, CLAAS introduced the ROLLANT 620FR fixed-chamber 4x5 round baler – an upgraded version of the ROLLANT 260 with a modern new design, larger rollers, a Feed Rotor designed to force the crop into the baler, and other heavy-duty components. This year, the company is replacing the ROLLANT 260 with a Feed Rake version of the ROLLANT 620. The new ROLLANT 620 Feed Rake benefits from all of the updates of the ROLLANT 620, minus the FEED ROTOR option. Read full details here.

CLAAS of America featured these new products and updates at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. For more information on any of the above new products and/or updates, please visit the website at or ask your local dealer.