Hybrid combine is Machine of Year 2010
Massey Ferguson’s hybrid high capacity MF 9280 Delta combine was named Machine of the Year 2010 at Agritechnica in Germany.
The combine merges Massey Ferguson’s experience in conventional threshing with its rotary separation expertise.
Together this technology offers high capacity, an exceptional grain sample and low power requirements, claims the company.
Judges praised the machine’s seven-cylinder 496hp engine, as well as its advanced threshing and separation technology and its new Venturi cleaning system.
“It has the potential to raise harvesting productivity to a new level, said judge Dieter Daenzer.
Adam Sherriff, MF’s manager for powered harvesting, said he was confident the combine would be popular with large scale producers.
“Tests have shown the combine not only provides the performance, but uses 10% less fuel,” he said.
The MF team were presented with the award at Agritechnica 2009.
But farmers will have to for some months to get their hands on the machine.
The new combine will be available in autumn 2010 for the 2011 harvest season.