CLAAS of America Adds Game-Changing Hydraulics to the JAGUAR and PICK UP Header
The dual variable speed header drive for PICK UP increases throughput and harvest efficiencyThis item has been supplied by a forage marketer and has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hay & Forage Grower.
The newly refined CLAAS PICK UP head, designed for the JAGUAR forage harvester, features a variable, independent drive of the intake auger and pick-up reel that reduces fuel costs and improves pickup capacity.
In order to operate with the dual variable speed header concept, the JAGUAR forage harvester is equipped with an optional dual hydraulic drive, which performs particularly well with the PICK UP. The mechanical drive remains the standard drive option.
While the dual variable speed header drive is designed specifically for use with JAGUAR 502 or 499 models, kits are available to fit other models.
“The ability to adjust your pickup and auger speeds independently is a game-changer for farmers,” says Matt Jaynes, CLAAS Product Manager, Forage Harvesters. “Designed with the farmer in mind, the new PICK UP header saves time and money, and leads to improved harvest results.”
Run the Numbers
Recent North American studies have shown that silage harvesting using the new hydraulic drive resulted in an increase in throughput levels of up to 5.5% in extreme conditions compared to a mechanical drive, along with improved fuel efficiency.
Additional features include:
There are more improvements to come for the JAGUAR and headers in 2022, such as standard downed crop drums on the ORBIS headers, optional higher volume silage additive pump and optional special water injection for the JAGUAR crop flow.
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