(OMAHA, Neb.) The success of the CLAAS JAGUAR forage harvester reaches another milestone with the production of the 25,000th commemorative edition JAGUAR 980 delivered to Gene and Curt Stoll (Stoll Brothers) in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. Presented with the signature of Chairman, Dr. Helmut Claas, this JAGUAR is truly a historic machine.

Production of this “signature” edition was finalized in late February at the CLAAS headquarters in Harsewinkel, Germany. It then climbed aboard the cargo ship departing Germany and reached the port of Baltimore, MD on May 10th.

The JAGUAR was loaded for transport to its final destination and entered the field on May 24th.

“It’s been quite a journey for our new JAGUAR,” explained Curt, “and it’s been well worth the wait. We started with the CLAAS JAGUAR 820 in 1988, then moved up to an 860, then to a 900 and now with our new JAGUAR 980, owning a commemorative CLAAS forage harvester means even more to us.”

Eugene Stoll stated, “We harvest 6,000 acres of hay and corn and the JAGUAR has never let us down. The JAGUAR has improved our operation right from the beginning (ten years ago). The precise quality of the chop, speed and technology behind this machine, lets us know that our continued dedication to CLAAS is the right decision.”

The first JAGUAR rolled off the production line in June 1973 and CLAAS began to create a foothold in the market as a premier manufacturer of self-propelled forage harvesters. Continuing to mark its success, the JAGUAR series became a formidable industry benchmark satisfying market demand for a higher quality chop, reliability, controlled-power when

you need it most and fine-tuned agility in the field.

Bob Armstrong, North American Product Marketing Manager stated, “The growth we’ve achieved since the production of the 10,000th JAGUAR in 1994 through the production of the 25,000th commemorative machine today showcases our engineering “know-how”. The process we use to develop and deliver the market’s leading forage harvester is simple: Listen, Develop, Refine and Repeat. Our relationship with the customer and dealer is what counts and this partnership makes handing over the keys to Gene and Curt such an privilege.”

The Stoll Brothers will make the special edition JAGUAR 980 available for viewing at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, July 15-17 at the CLAAS of America exhibit. “This has really just been an unbelievable ride with CLAAS,” Curt concluded.

CLAAS of America, Inc. offers a wide variety of technologically innovative hay tool, baler and self-propelled forage harvester and combine harvester products to provide growers optimum performance in the field. These products are designed by a dedicated engineering staff located at three different worldwide factories focused on the production and design of harvesting equipment. The design, performance and reliability of this equipment have made CLAAS an international market leader. For more information, visit


CLAAS of America Inc.

P.O. Box 45031

Omaha, NE 68145-0031

Phone: 402-861-1000

Fax: 402-861-1003

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Company: CLAAS of America

Contact: Bob Armstrong

Product Marketing Manager

(402) 861-1000

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