The MF 9280 DELTA combine’s debut harvest season saw more than 20 machines showing their paces across Europe in every conceivable crop.
The last unit finished in Northern Germany in maize as late as mid-December 2010. This Hybrid harvester was the world’s first combine to use e3 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology and is packed with a range of innovative features to provide high capacity with exceptional economy.
“In many cases the combines were working head-to-head against competitor machines,” says Adam Sherriff, Manager Powered Harvesting. “The MF DELTA impressed users with its exceptional output, clean sample and low losses. This, coupled with extremely low fuel consumption, places the Massey Ferguson DELTA combine at the top of its class.”
The demonstration teams were out in force in Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland and harvested over 6000 ha between them. “All units were fitted with the new AGCOMMAND telemetry-based machine management system which enabled us to view the machines on Google maps on a daily basis,” Adam remarks. “We could see which machines were working and where – right from our desktop. It also allowed us to produce a raft of performance information at the touch of a button.”
The HyPerforma threshing and separating system really proved its worth, clearly demonstrating that the MF DELTA is an efficient high output combine harvester suitable for the largest enterprises throughout Europe – whether operating singly or in fleets. “Tests have shown the combine not only provides the performance, but uses 10% less fuel for the same output in equivalent conditions. It takes the lead for us in terms of combine capacity, efficiency and economy,” continues Adam. The MF 9280 DELTA merges Massey Ferguson’s unrivalled experience in conventional drum and concave threshing with its rotary separation expertise. Together this technology offers high capacity, an exceptional grain sample and low power requirements.
“Each of the key elements in the MF 9280 DELTA combine has been developed to not only offer leading technology to boost harvesting performance, but also to improve economy,” explains Adam. “To do this the combine employs top technology in every area – from the AGCO SISU POWER e³ engine, the new HyPerforma threshing system and new Venturi cleaning system through to the Min-Till chopper with the Maxi-Spread chopper hood option.”
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