Top 6 Best FS22 Forage Harvester Mods

Farming Simulator 22 has a wide range of forage harvesters. On this page, you’ll see the best FS22 forage harvester mods, or FS22 chopper mods, if you like. But first…

A Quick Introduction to Forage Harvesters

Forage Harvester makes feeding cows easier. These machines, also known as silage harvesters, foragers, or choppers, harvest plants like grass and corn to make silage.

Some harvesters can be attached to tractors; there are also self-propelled versions.

The harvesters will first cut the plants. They are then transported inside the machine and chopped into smaller pieces. The plants are turned into chaff.

Finally, the chaff is blown into a trailer through the harvester’s pipe.

Ok, now back to the topic; Great FS22 forager mods:

1. Claas Jaguar 960-990 TT Pack

The Claas Jaguar 960-990 TT Pack is one of the most comprehensive forage harvester mods for FS22. The pack star is the tracked Claas Jaguar 900 series Terra Trac forager. It can be delivered in two versions:

  • The 960 (653 horsepower.)
  • And the 990 (925 horsepower.)

Inside the shop, you’ll get a lot more customization options than what the base game version offers:

  • The pipe has two options: Standard or extended.
  • It’s possible to buy tinted windows for the cabin.
  • You can put on or remove a wide variety of lights.
  • There are, of course, many wheel types available too.

Note that there are two options for the front tracks. There are standard-sized versions and one option for wider tracks.

Did you know that Claas has built more than 40,000 Jaguar harvesters over the years? You can partake in the celebration of this milestone by adding the limited 40,000 edition emblem to the vehicle.

On the less realistic side, it’s also possible to paint most of the Jaguar’s exterior in many colors.

Headers Too

This awesome Claas Jaguar pack includes several forage headers:

  • One Claas Pick Up 300 (for grass swaths, for example.)
  • The Claas Direct Disc 500 (for direct cutting of crops.)
  • And the Claas Orbis 750 and 900 headers.

The cool thing about the headers is that all of them can be repainted in the same colors as the forager.

It’s also possible to add vertical knives to the Direct Disc 500. They are animated but have no function in the game. Still, it’s a nice feature.

The magnificent Claas Jaguar 960-990 TT pack is a prime example of what modders can do to the base game vehicles and tools. This particular mod is miles ahead of the original harvester regarding options and customization.

  • Base price: From 584,885.
  • Horsepower: 653 and 925.
  • Max road speed: 40 kph, 25 mph.
  • Extra headers? Yes.
  • Modder: Togavido.
  • Platforms: All.

2. New Holland Forage Cruiser Series

Unfortunately, there are no North American versions among the FS22 base game choppers. Luckily, we have modders like Whiskey Sierra Modding.

He has taken the New Holland FR 780 and turned it into the New Holland Forage Cruiser series choppers. Finally, we got one genuine US and Canadian FS22 New Holland forage harvester.

Not only has the modder adjusted the model, but he has also added more options:

  • There is an EU warning sign, one US warning sign, and a combination of both.
  • The New Holland Forage Cruiser comes with six different engine models.
  • You can customize the body colors and the rims colors.
  • It’s possible to buy more lights for the forager.
  • You can also buy a second inoculant tank.

Yes, the wheels are up for customization too. You can put single or dual wheels on the front axle. Don’t want wheels? Then choose tracks for the front.

The New Holland Forage Cruiser mod is excellent if you want a North American design for your chopper.

  • Base price: From 364,000.
  • Horsepower: 476–911.
  • Max road speed: 40 kph, 25 mph.
  • Extra headers? No.
  • Modder: Whiskey Sierra Modding.
  • Platforms: All.

3. Claas Jaguar 900 Type 502

The Claas Jaguar 900 Type 502 is another Americanized forager. The mod includes the whole range of 900 series choppers:

  • The 930, 940, 950, 960, 970, 980, and the 990 models with wheels.
  • And, of course, the 960 and 990 Terra Trac models with tracks.

Not only do you have a lot of engine models to choose from. Inside the shop, you’ll find a wide variety of extras and add-ons for the chopper:

  • A total of three different pipe lengths: Standard, large, and extra Large.
  • A Campilot front camera is available. However, it does only have a decorative effect.
  • Many wheel setups, including row-crop singles and row-crop duals for the front axle.
  • You can add the North American Slow Moving Vehicle sign to the chopper.
  • There are also EU warning signs available.

The Claas Jaguar 900 Type 502 is one of the best forager mods you can get for FS22, especially if you’re playing on American and Canadian maps and want your equipment to look like they belong there.

  • Base price: From 358,500.
  • Horsepower: 462–925.
  • Max road speed: 40 kph, 25 mph.
  • Extra headers? No.
  • Modder: Skywalker Farms.
  • Platforms: All.

4. Fortschritt E 281-C Pack

This has to be one of the coolest-looking forage harvesters in FS22. The Fortschritt E 281-C Pack is what I would call a highly likable piece of machinery.

It’s also an exciting machine for the farming history geeks. This particular forager, the Fortschritt E 281, could be seen in the 1970s and 1980s fields of East Germany.

Cold War politics aside, it’s great to have a true silage-making icon in FS22.

Don’t expect to be blown away by the customization options, though. You can change the colors of the harvester’s exterior, nothing more.

I’m sure you’ll soon be smiling again because the mod comes with three different headers:

  • The E299 and E296 cutter headers.
  • And the E294 pickup header.

I think the Fortschritt forager is an awesome mod. I especially enjoy all the fantastic animations inside the harvester, clearly visible from the outside.

  • Base price: From 64,000.
  • Horsepower: 175.
  • Max road speed: 25 kph, 16 mph.
  • Extra headers? Yes.
  • Modder: Aaa modding.
  • Platforms: All.

5. Krone Big X 580

The Krone Big X 580 is back! First time I used it was in FS17. It didn’t make the cut for the starting lineup for FS22. However, it has clawed its way back to the game as a mod.

The Big X 580’s main advantage over its much larger brother, the BiG X 1180, is the price. The smaller forager is 160,000 cheaper.

There are some drawbacks too. Being unable to choose a different length for the pipe might be the most noticeable.

Inside the shop, there isn’t much you can configure. You can put different wheels on it, and that’s it.

However, looking inside the Forage Harvester Headers section of the game, you’ll notice that the mod has brought back the Krone EasyCollect 600-2 header. It has a working width of 6 meters and a max speed of 10 kilometers per hour, 6 miles per hour.

  • Base price: From 355,000.
  • Horsepower: 585.
  • Max road speed: 40 kph, 25 mph.
  • Extra headers? Yes.
  • Modder: Giants Software.
  • Platforms: All.

6. John Deere 8000i Series

Are you looking for a much cheaper, slightly smaller forage harvester than the base game’s John Deere 9000 series?

Well, it’s worth looking at the John Deere 8000i Series machines. The model itself is a tad smaller than the larger model and considerably cheaper.

If you line up both models side by side, you’ll see they are the same, except for the size. The modder has done a great job shrinking the 8000i series.

There are more differences when you enter the shop. The JD 8000i series mod has more options and add-ons:

  • There are eight different engine models.
  • You can put different wheels on the forager.
  • Pipes in three different lengths are available.
  • If you prefer front tracks, there’s an option for that too.
  • Two different options for the rear hitch are also on the menu.

I’m not a big fan of creative color usage on my FS22 machinery; I tend to stick with the brand colors. However, it’s nice for the mod painters that this JD chopper has a lot of color options.

  • Base price: From 305,000.
  • Horsepower: 380–811.
  • Max road speed: 40 kph, 25 mph.
  • Extra headers? No.
  • Modder: Chrisi136.
  • Platforms: All.

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