Massey Ferguson will showcase the tracked version of its MF Delta 9380 combine harvester at this year’s Cereals, the first time it will have been seen in the UK.
The machine will be equipped with the new 30ft (9.2m) Powerflow cutting table along with Superflow auger, which are also being shown for the first time.
Also on display will be an MF 8700 series tractor, which at 300-400hp is the most powerful range within Massey Ferguson’s fleet.
The latest generation MF Delta 9380 Combine includes features designed to improve comfort and control, as well as increase capacity and performance. The machine on show at Cereals is fitted with Massey Ferguson’s ATRAK low ground pressure track option, which spreads weight over four individual support rollers to give a huge area of contact and better flotation – helping to reduce soil compaction and creating a smoother ride for the operator.
The system also has integrated final drives specifically designed to handle heavier loads and a progressive integrated block suspension for better traction and contour control at high working speeds. The overall width of machines fitted with tracks remains within 3.5m – particularly useful for road transport.
The machine’s seven cylinder, 9.8 litre 496hp engine is equipped with third generation Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to meet the latest Stage IV/Tier 4 Final emission regulations, fuel economy and constant power delivery under load.
The combine has working widths of 9.2m or 10.74m when fitted with MF’s PowerFlow cutting table – providing continuous active gathering of the crop, which cuts table losses and presents an even ‘heads first’ feed, powering the crop into the auger.
The performance enhancing Constant Flow system ensures even feeding at all times and is proven to provide a 15% increase in output by automatically matching the forward speed of the combine to the load on the threshing mechanism.
A new patented returns system uses augers to transport the grain and a paddle wheel to deliver the returns back to the shaker shoe.
The size of the clean grain elevator has been increased by up to 50% – helping to further improve overall output, while the 12,500 litre grain tank (available on Flatland models) has an unloading speed of 120 litre/sec.
The spacious Skyline cab comes as standard, offering excellent visibility through sound-absorbing glass, climate control air conditioning and heating with new mirrors and lighting array.
Meanwhile an integrated Auto-Guide xls automatic steering system offers a high degree of accuracy – allowing the combine to take a full cut on each and every run and for field layouts to be set up to minimise short work. TechData Pro uses GPS to transmit yield map and other data via a Bluetooth connection and mobile phone network.
The MF Delta 9380 is also available in an Autolevel version, where the whole combine is levelled by rotating the final drives – ensuring the machine can continue to work at maximum performance even on sloping ground.