CLAAS Adds New Headers and Mowers

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
CLAAS's Disco 28 rear-mounted mower is one of three new DISCO products that boast a quick attachment system. (Courtesy CLAAS)

CLAAS of America has added six new units to its hay and forage tools. The new offerings include two models of ORBIS headers for the JAGUAR forage harvester and four models of DISCO rear mowers.

"Our customers need more than just robust machinery, they deserve harvesting systems that work together seamlessly," Matt Jaynes, Product Manager at CLAAS of America, told members of the media during a virtual YouTube presentation of the CLAAS rollout. "These six models we've added to our line of ORBIS headers and DISCO mowers will support day-to-day operations and help customers achieve optimal results when harvesting, so they can make the most out of each hour in the field."

Here are the new CLAAS products:

-- ORBIS 450 and 900. Feature a frame stamped from a flat piece of metal, with no welded joints. The knives, crop flow guides and Christmas trees on the new ORBIS 900 are all premium line, making the header more durable and providing more consistent cutting and feeding.

Despite its large working width, the ORBIS 900 is able to follow ground contours for optimal performance. This is made possible by a new tilting frame that enables a plus/minus 5-degree correction in combination with exclusive auto contour hydraulic swing movement compensation. In addition to the two standard sensor bands at the outer edges, a third, centrally fitted sensor band is available as an option. This provides an enhanced ability to follow ground contours. The ORBIS 900 features a folding design that allows the operator to fold and unfold in a much-improved 22 seconds.

The ORBIS 450 features a working width of 15 feet, while the ORBIS 900 has a working width of 30 feet. These two represent the smallest and largest headers within the ORBIS range.

-- 10 Series. 10 Series DISCO 24, 28 and 32 rear-mounted mowers feature a smaller working width (7 feet 2 inches to 9 feet 10 inches) but includes the same MAX CUT cutter bar featured on larger, more expensive mowers. These new mowers boast a quick attachment feature using a category 2 or 3 quick-hitch. A new feature for all side-mounted DISCO disc mowers is a center-of-gravity hitching system, which ensures that the mower bed has a uniform contact pressure over the entire working width.

-- 100 Series. CLAAS has also released an all-new 100 Series DISCO 360 rear mower. The 360, with its working width of 11 feet, 2 inches features a double gearbox, integrated breakback device and quick blade change.

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