JAGUAR 980-940

Engine + Running gear

  • New drive axle
  • Double hydrostatic motor with wide speed range
  • Differential lock for improved traction
  • Automatic parking brake for enhanced safety and convenience

JAGUAR 980-940

Engine + Running gear

  • New drive axle
  • Double hydrostatic motor with wide speed range
  • Differential lock for improved traction
  • Automatic parking brake for enhanced safety and convenience

The running gear.Designed to put the power down optimally.

Front axle.

Impressive highlights of the JAGUAR fitted as standard include the new drive axle for up to 40 km/h, a 2-speed manual transmission and an automatic parking brake. A differential lock and the tyre pressure adjustment system are available as options.

  • Double hydrostatic motor with wide speed range.

    Advantages of a double hydrostatic motor for the drive axle:

    • Speed of up to 22 km/h possible in first gear – increased operational flexibility and greater comfort and convenience during field work
    • The automatic reduction of up to 1400 rpm in the diesel engine speed saves fuel when turning at the headland or when stopping for the changeover of an offloading trailer
    • During on-road travel, an engine speed of just 1290 rpm reduces fuel consumption and engine noise
    • Pulls away powerfully on the road, in the field and on slopes
  • Differential lock.

    For improved traction the drive axles can be locked by means of a multi-disc clutch. The operator has a choice of three settings:

    • The automatic engagement system recognises when a wheel on the drive axle is slipping and locks the front axle automatically. Recommended when harvesting with AUTO PILOT.
    • The automatic disengagement system keeps the clutch closed, only opening it if the speed exceeds 15 km/h, if there a steering correction or if braking occurs. This function is an advantage in difficult terrain.
    • Manual engagement is suitable for short-term use in very heavy-going and difficult terrain
  • Automatic parking brake.

    If the control lever is in the neutral position, the parking brake is actuated automatically when the machine comes to a standstill. This prevents it from rolling away unintentionally on a slope. Furthermore, gear changing can be carried out comfortably without having to use the brake pedal. Front attachments can be coupled easily thanks to the very sensitive pull-away response.

  • Tyre pressure adjustment system for drive axle and steering axle.
    JAGUAR 900

    If it starts raining or the ground traction is poor, it is possible to react by adjusting the pressure of the front tyres conveniently from the cab. Furthermore, adjustment for on-road running and in-field operation takes place automatically. Reduced tyre pressure means that the machine is very gentle on the field while delivering maximum traction and providing an extremely comfortable ride. A field study by the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences has shown that reducing the tyre pressure makes it possible to reduce ground drive diesel consumption by 5%.

The engine technology. Up to 884 hp in one block.


MAN or Mercedes-Benz technology.

The large MAN V12 and V8 engines are fitted in the JAGUAR 980 and the JAGUAR 970. These engines are distinguished by their extremely smooth running characteristics and exceptional efficiency. The JAGUAR 960 to 940 models are equipped with powerful Mercedes-Benz engines. For extremely long working days, CLAAS offers the JAGUAR 900 series with a large fuel tank capacity of up to 1,500 litres. All JAGUAR models are equipped as standard with a compressed-air cleaning system.

  • Low diesel consumption
  • Huge fuel tank capacity
  • Extremely smooth running
  • Extremely efficient
  • Optimal accessibility.
  • Effective, rotary dust and dirt-particle extraction
  • Large air outlets allow hot engine air to escape
  • Long service intervals of up to 500 operating hours

Technical data

EngineTypeCylindersEngine output at working speed of 1700 rpm (ECE R 120)
JAGUAR 980MAND2862V12650/884
JAGUAR 970MAND2868V8570/775
JAGUAR 960Mercedes-BenzOM 502V8480/653
JAGUAR 950Mercedes-BenzOM 502V8390/530
JAGUAR 940Mercedes-BenzOM 502V8350/476


Dynamic cooling system saves fuel.


A highly efficient variator drive is available as an option for the JAGUAR 900 model series. DYNAMIC COOLING identifies the requirements of all three cooling units: engine coolant, charge-air cooling system and hydraulic oil system. When operating at partial load or on the road, a reduced fan speed is often perfectly sufficient. In this way, it is possible to save up to 20 kW: so you save on fuel.

In very hot regions, DYNAMIC COOLING can even enable an increase in fan performance of up to 15% compared with the conventional cooling system. This ensures a sustained high level of cooling performance.


Optimal engine load.


The automatic control of the ground speed by CRUISE PILOT allows the engine load to be used to the full. The operator specifies the desired engine load in CEBIS by setting the corresponding engine speed. CRUISE PILOT is activated easily by means of the control lever. The JAGUAR now adjusts its performance to operate at the set engine load all the time. If the crop suddenly becomes more dense, the ground speed is reduced automatically. If the crop density diminishes again, the JAGUAR increases the ground speed until the preset engine output is attained. This automatic adjustment is based on the detection of the throughput and the engine load.

DYNAMIC POWER. Automatic adjustment of engine output.


Appropriate efficiency, low consumption.

The JAGUAR 980 to 940 models can be equipped with the DYNAMIC POWER automatic engine output control system.

Maximum efficiency and throughput are attained when operating at full load. In the partial load range, the engine output is reduced automatically. This makes it possible to achieve fuel savings of up to 10.6%.

Before entering the crop, DYNAMIC POWER switches to the maximum engine output. This is made possible through the intelligent combination of the engine load, ground speed and working position.

If maximum power is no longer required after entering the crop, DYNAMIC POWER reduces the output to the appropriate setting.

DYNAMIC POWER adjusts the engine output optimally to the field conditions in ten steps. This ensures that you are always operating in the most efficient engine speed range.

  • Save diesel during partial-load operation
  • Economical, consistent working with cruise control