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New Cummins engine feature of MF combine

The new Massey Ferguson MF 8780 xp Rotary Combine uses revolutionary new Cummins Quantum System power and a patented rotary threshing system - proven over two decades of field use - for faster, cleaner harvesting and on-the-go unloading without slowing down.

"The combination of a new electronically controlled 285 hp Cummins Quantum System engine working in tandem with Massey Ferguson's patented, field-proven rotary threshing system, is producing unprecedented harvesting performance - even in highly adverse crop conditions," said Verlin Tinder, Massey Ferguson general marketing manager.

"The MF 8780 xp excels in operations that require large harvest capacity, superior grain quality, and low grain loss," explained Tinder. "With its increased power, higher torque, constant speed rotor control, and faster harvesting in all crops, this is the ideal machine for both individual farms and large custom harvesters."

The MF 8780 xp is powered by a new Cummins 285 hp Quantum System engine with full-authority electronic controls that insure higher torque, increased fuel economy, quieter operation, and longer maintenance intervals. The 24-valve cylinder head increases power and response across the entire power band.

Rated at 285 hp at 2,200 rpm, a Power Bulge to 305 hp at 2,000 rpm maintains combine performance in tough harvesting conditions and when unloading on-the-go. The MF 8780 xp features load-sensing hydraulics, hydrostatic ground drive, four speed, constant-mesh transmission, and heavy-duty final drives. The exclusive, infinitely variable, hydrostatic rotor drive replaces complicated belt and gear box drives found on competitive combines, provides full-powered rotor reverse, and accurately monitors rotor load, making both experienced and inexperienced operators highly productive.

The large capacity 230-bushel grain tank features a fast filling clean grain auger, and can be unloaded in approximately two minutes on-the-go with electro-hydraulic control of turret unloader position and engagement.

A unique rotor feed system with an exclusive inlet beater, a wide 44-inch feeder elevator, and large 2,205-square-inch concave threshing area are matched with a direct discharge rotor, and large chaffer and sieve to provide unequaled cleaning at maximum capacity levels. The exclusive direct crop discharge eliminates the need for a power consuming beater, and the field-proven, 140-inch rotor provides more complete threshing and separating.

The deluxe center mounted cab provides excellent header visibility and spacious comfort. The right-hand control console is mounted on the seat, contains all monitors and the main machine controls, and floats with the seat.

The arrangement is unmatched for ease of operation and improved productivity. From this console the operator can smoothly change speed and direction, raise and lower the header, and operate the swing and engagement of the unloading auger.

The exclusive AGCO Fieldstar "Touch Screen" GPS Precision Farming System is available for the MF 8780 xp Rotary Combine. The DataTouch command center terminal displays vital yield data and combine performance during harvest operations.

All functions of the Fieldstar system, including programming, diagnosis, GPS set-up and field data are controlled from the screen with just the tough of a finger.

The complete range of Massey Ferguson headers, all fitted with the Quick-Attach system, make the MF 8780 xp Rotary Combine a field-proven, productive and complete harvesting machine, no matter what the crop mix.

Versatile header systems include rigid cutterbar headers, floating cutterbar headers, pickup headers, draper headers, stripper headers, and corn heads.

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