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The CARGOS 8000.

In operation all the year round.

On the market since 2015, the CARGOS 8000 shows what it can do in both contracting operations and on family farms with their own equipment.

The CARGOS 8000.

In operation all the year round.

On the market since 2015, the CARGOS 8000 shows what it can do in both contracting operations and on family farms with their own equipment.

Ideal crop flow.


With its EFFICIENT FEEDING SYSTEM (EFS) crop flow concept, the CARGOS is the perfect partner for green forage harvesting. With EFS, the pick-up, rotor and the scraper floor, which is angled upwards towards the loading bay, all work hand in hand.

The 500-mm angle of the scraper floor delivers the crop directly to the loading bay after chopping, with no need for a steep and narrow loading channel above the rotor. This markedly reduces the power required for loading. The result: a lightweight and nimble machine with low fuel consumption.

The angle between the scraper floor and the inside loading bay ensures that the material is compressed and the loading mass per cubic metre increased. The forage remains in an almost upright position and is pushed towards the rear of the wagon as a single mass, allowing an increase of up to 15 percent in the load.


Easy on the forage, agile, and efficient: the new EFS for even better crop flow.

  1. Automatic loading function via hydraulically folding filling flap and torque detection in the drive train (optional)
  2. EFS with 500-mm inclination of the scraper floor; can be pivoted hydraulically for convenient knife changing and rapid discharge
  3. Chopper housing structurally separate from the blade holders, and can be lowered hydraulically for easy maintenance and cleaning
  4. New CLAAS twin knives and innovative engagement system with adjustable knife pre-tensioning
  5. Optional centre guide wheel for optimal ground-contour following
  6. Hydraulically driven pick-up control on both sides for precise crop intake, with optional hydraulic suspension


The pick-up is controlled on both sides and features a 2-metre working width and five rows of tines. It can take in large quantities of material with minimum power requirements and ensures optimal crop flow. Thanks to its small diameter, it transfers even wet and short-cut material efficiently to the rotor via 13 small transition plates. The speed is also lower than in an uncontrolled pick-up, ensuring that the forage stays clean. The hydraulic drive system is activated by load sensing and is maintenance-free. its smooth start-up movement additionally protects the pick-up components. The pick-up can be equipped with hydraulic suspension and a height-adjustable centre guide roller upon request. This guarantees optimal ground-contour following, especially in damp conditions, protecting both the pick-up and the grass cover.


Rotor with individual tine segments.

The low-positioned rotor with nine rows of tines arranged in a helix formation and 22-mm-wide conveying fins guarantees optimum chop quality and transports the forage gently into the loading bay. Its 860-mm diameter ensures quiet operation and protects the drive train against load peaks. The rotor is set in motion by a bolted drive stub with a large spur gear. The tines are fitted on the rotor casing in three segments and bolted together. If necessary, individual tine segments can be simply and inexpensively replaced.


Lowerable chopper housing.

The CARGOS chopper housing is uncoupled from the blade holders and is connected as standard to the chassis with attachment clips and bolts. When changing knives, the blade holders can be swung out from the chopper housing.


Hydraulically folding.

The hydraulic lowering chopper housing, with a locking mechanism that can be operated from the side of the wagon, is available as an option. This further simplifies access for cleaning and maintenance operations.


Stable twin knives with knife engagement.

The CLAAS twin knives are sharpened on both sides and are extremely stable. Their innovative shape with a broad base at the knife tips guarantees maximum stability and keeps the knife slot constantly closed. Since they can be conveniently turned round during long working days, the 40 knives provide optimum chop quality in conjunction with minimum maintenance. All the knives are individually secured against damage from foreign objects and feature an automatic blade return function. The sensitivity of the knife engagement can be adjusted to different operating conditions, thereby protecting the knives. If required, they can be folded away hydraulically.


Blade holders swing out for convenient knife changing.

With blade holders that pivot out hydraulically and a scraper floor that swivels 90° downwards, the new CARGOS dual-purpose wagon offers optimum accessibility. The central knife locking and unlocking functions make knife changing a simple task. A knife guide secures the position of the knives as they are pivoted into place.

An additional holder allows you to carry a spare set of twin knives. This means you always have four sets of perfectly sharpened knives to guarantee maximum chop quality throughout long working days in the field.


Built for the long haul.

The solid construction provides the required stability in the field. The frame has a C-profile with a height of 300 mm, along with solid uprights and side walls made from high-strength steel. The side end plates feature an additional perforation in the upper section, ensuring a clear view into the wagon during use as a forage transport wagon.

Top forage quality.

The rotor’s 22-mm-wide feed fins deliver the harvested crop to the loading bay with a maximum degree of protection. In combination with the adjustable automated loading system, optimal loading and a high forage quality are achieved even when processing wet material.

Horizontal loading position.

The EFS crop flow system offers a further benefit: even with large-sized tyres up to 30.5", the dual-purpose wagon can be driven in a horizontal loading position. This increases the throughput performance, while reducing the power requirement. The result: the load on the axles and brakes is evenly spread, increasing their service life.


The scraper floor.

The scraper floor can be hydraulically swung upwards into a horizontal position for optimum unloading and can also be swivelled downwards by 90° to provide optimal access to the loading assembly for cleaning and maintenance work, for example.

To facilitate loading, the scraper floor is lowered by 500 mm, ensuring an ideal crop flow in the EFS. The crop is delivered directly to the loading bay from the rotor. This reduces fuel consumption, while at the same time protecting the crop.