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 3 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.

Touch screen CEBIS

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. A     gain the JAGUAR 800 will see this feature in the autumn.

Depending on individual preference, the operator has four options for setting up and adjusting the JAGUAR:

  • A simple tap on the touchscreen and the new CEBIS terminal reacts by providing direct access to all machine functions.
  • Seven settings can be programmed as favourites and accessed by rocker switches on the CMOTION control lever, which is now standard on all machines.
  • CEBIS rotary/push switch and pushbutton
  • 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. For example these are some of functions can be operated or adjusted from the CMOTION joystick:

  • Roller crop press
  • Spout up and down
  • STOP ROCK sensitivity
  • Stubble height
  • Horn
  • Partial working width

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 10 km/h, the operator only needs 1¼ turns of the wheel to go from full left lock to full right. From 10 to 20 km/h, the steering wheel turns required are increased dynamically. From 20 km/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.

Originally introduced on the LEXION combine harvester range, CEMOS AUTOMATIC will now also be available on the JAGUAR 900. As with the LEXION, by being able to set CEMOS AUTOMATIC to maintain a target engine speed and therefore crop flow or forward speed while adjusting the engine horsepower to what is required, this offers the operator the potential to increase productivity and reduce fuel use.

Ground drive and tyres

The new JAGUAR 800 series will also benefit from an updated hydrostatic ground drive giving the machine more pulling power both in the field and on the road. There is also a new optional rear tyre, the 620/55 R26 offers an increased footprint and improved traction due its construction tread design over the previous 600/55 R26.5 rear tyres.

New 42-blade V-MAX drum

A new option for JAGUAR 990/980/970 models is the 42-blade V-MAX chopping cylinder, which gives a cutting frequency of 25,200 cuts/min. The new 42-blade V-MAX is designed to deliver particularly high throughput, providing top-quality chopped material at chop lengths from 3.5 to 12.5 mm. Where a longer chop length is required in grass or for SHREDLAGE, the chopping cylinder can be run with just 14 blades fitted.

A new hydraulic pre-compression system is also standard in all JAGUAR 900 models. Acting on pre-programmed control characteristics, hydraulic rams with pressure reservoirs automatically adjust the pre-compression pressure applied, in order to accommodate different crops and changes in the thickness of the crop flow. As a result, this ensures that a uniformly high level of chop quality is maintained, even under difficult conditions.

The feeder housing has been revised to provide maximum operational reliability. This features a reinforced feed roller designed for maximum throughput, and larger wear plates on the sides of the pre-compression rollers reduce dirt and noise. Maintenance has been made easier by the use of clamps to secure the rollers.

The sealing of the chopping cylinder sharpening system has been improved to help reduce dirt ingress and noise. The service life of the chopping cylinder bearings has been extended and a flat-face coupling makes for easier maintenance of the feeder housing and knife drum housing.


Intelligent systems within the JAGUAR form the basis for excellent forage quality, either with precisely dosed additives from the 375-litre tank or highly concentrated ones from the new ACTISILER 37.

Capable of applying a precise dosage from 0.2-20 l/h, or, based on throughput, 10-50 ml/t, the ACTISILER 37 features a double-wall tank to protect the silage additive concentrate from high outside temperatures keeping the additive cool to ensure it works effectively. The new system has a built in flushing feature to clean the additive out once finished to reduce contamination of different types, this uses clean water from the new 20L hand wash tank. Also a circulation function to help keep the additive in suspension again to ensure it is applied correctly throughout the day.

As an option, dry matter content value can be determined using the latest near infrared sensor (NIR), which can then be used as a reference for setting the chop length and the amount of additive required.

In addition to measuring dry matter content, the NIR sensor can also be used to determine constituents such as starch and protein levels which vary depending on the crop concerned. The values measured can be printed using the optional on board printer or downloaded into a map of the field or farm. CEBIS provides the operator with a clear overview of the automatic interplay between the length of cut and the silage additive dosage applied on the basis of the measured dry matter content.

JAGUAR 900 and 800 range overview for 2020

Model Power (HP) Engine / Exhaust Engine size / Type
JAGUAR 990 925 MAN / Tier 5 24.2 litre / V12
JAGUAR 980 850 MAN / Tier 5 24.2 litre / V12
JAGUAR 970 790 MAN / Tier 5 16.2 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 960 653 Mercedes / Tier 5 15.6 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 950 585 Mercedes / Tier 5 15.6 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 940 530 Mercedes / Tier 5 12.8 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 930 462 Mercedes / Tier 5 12.8 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 880 626 Mercedes / Tier 4F 15.6 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 870 585 Mercedes / Tier 4F 15.6 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 860 516 Mercedes / Tier 4F 12.8 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 850 462 Mercedes / Tier 4F 12.8 litre / Straight 6
JAGUAR 840 406 Mercedes / Tier 4F 10.6 litre / Straight 6