CLAAS Introduces New Moisture Meter for Jaguar 930-980 Forage Harvesters

December 4, 2008 08:02 AM

Following the successful launch of the JAGUAR 900 series forage harvesters; CLAAS continues to enhance performance in the field with the introduction of the new CLAAS Moisture Meter. The Moisture Meter gives producers an effective production management tool to ensure that their crop has reached its optimal point of harvest and provides instant data to increase efficiencies.

Used in connection with the CLAAS yield meter, the sensors in the spout measure the humidity of the chopped material. The dry matter content is used by the yield meter to help adjust yield measurements and also activates the moisture measurement. Dry matter content and the yield data are displayed directly on the in-cab CEBIS monitoring system for optimal information during and after the harvest.

"The addition of the optional CLAAS Moisture Meter to the JAGUAR forage harvesters gives producers the ability to gather immediate yield and moisture data and make informed decisions to improve their feed quality and storage solutions,” explains Bob Armstrong, North American Product Marketing Manager. "What's more is that the cost of the CLAAS Moisture Meter is significantly lower than the competition and there's no need for an additional monitor in the cab -- giving you precise monitoring, minimizing downtime and making this new feature a sound investment for any operator,” he concluded.

According to CLAAS Product Specialist Matt Jaynes, "The Moisture Meter is an essential tool for alfalfa and grass silage growers to ensure crop moisture levels are at the correct condition for proper curing in the bunk. This is made easy with captured data reporting tons/hr., acres/hr., tons/acre and total tons -- an accurate measurement tool with real-time data that allows growers to evaluate their daily output while no longer compromising feed quality.”

The Moisture Meter is a simple system to install and operate and can be retrofitted back to any JAGUAR 900 series machine to produce pinpoint accuracy. "With the CLAAS Moisture Meter, the guesswork for the proper time to harvest and store crop is diminished,” adds Jaynes.

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