CLAAS COUGAR Gets Upgrades for Faster Haymaking

July 1, 2008 07:00 PM
An Farm Equipment Special

The popular COUGAR line of haymaking tools from CLAAS has been given an engineering makeover to improve capacity and speed for capturing hay quality at its best.

According to the company’s new product announcement, CLAAS has added roller conditioners to the lineup with the COUGAR 1400RC, giving producers the ability to choose the right mower for their field conditions. Leading the industry with the COUGAR 1400C (tine rollers), the COUGAR 1400RC (roller conditioner) has all the features one looks for in a mower to benefit their operation - a mower that increases capacity, boosts fuel savings and reduces labor inputs.

The COUGAR 1400RC is equipped with a front mower conditioner, laying a wide, loose and fluffy swath for quick drying -- making perfect 24-hour silage. This feature is especially important for operators working against the clock in a short harvesting window. Each of the five independent DISCO mowers is equipped with chevron roller conditioners and the award-winning QUICK-KNIFE system for easy knife changing to reduce maintenance time.

Another new feature for the COUGAR 1400RC is the pivoting multifunction control lever. Integrated directly into the armrest of the operator seat, all controls are within reach and ultimate control is at your fingertips giving access to numerous different functions. The pivoting lever simply needs to be extended or retracted to move the COUGAR.

Minimizing drying time enabling you to mow and chop in a day is one of the greatest advantages of the COUGAR. That, and its ability to mow and condition in 45 ft. swaths, permitting growers to switch a fleet of conventional mowers to one self-propelled COUGAR, completing the work in less time, reducing inputs and saving fuel.

The combination of these features makes it possible for the COUGAR to rank as the self-propelled mower with the largest capacity and most mowed acres per gallon, according to the CLAAS announcement.

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