Analysis and forecast of performance characteristics of combine harvesters
¹Sumy National Agrarian University, Engineering and Technology Faculty, Department of Tractors, Agricultural Machinery and Transport Technologies, H. Kondratiieva street 160, UA40020 Sumy, Ukraine
²Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Department of Sustainable Technologies, Kamýcká street 129, CZ165 00 Prague 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic
³Sumy State University, Educational-Research Institute of Business Technologies “UABS”, International Economics Department, Petropavlivska street 57, UA40030 Sumy, Ukraine
⁴Sumy National Agrarian University, Engineering and Technology Faculty, Department of Department of Occupational Safety and Physics, H. Kondratiieva street 160, UA40020 Sumy, Ukraine
This article presents results of an experimental research of qualitative indicators of the modern combine harvesters (Case IH Axil Flow 8230, MasseyFergusonMFT7, JohnDeereS680i, ClaasLexion760, NewHolland CR9.80) used for winter wheat harvesting. Based on the results obtained, determination was made regarding the productivity of combine harvesters on the field, fuel consumption, and field conditions influence the grain loss and grain damage caused by a harvester. When conducting the experimental research of a combine’s performance on the field, a study of the effectiveness of the combine JohnDeereS680i was made on different modes. A program ‘Machine Unit’, designed by the authors, was used for the determination of productivity, fuel consumption and quality indicator for harvesting.