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darragh 288109 357 Power either
my new dyna-6 6480 absolutly brilliant tractor first dyna-6
sold in northern ireland. full spec. pulls like a train.
will take out any new holland or deere john!!!
Re: Power
nice tractor:-P
how manny km/y does it drive?

grtz wouter
Re: Power
Re: Power
very nice 6480 dyna 6 is the best :p nice tractor al lot
beter then nh :) can you take some pics in action plz?
Re: Power
Brilliant tractor.
Been driving a new 6480 transport with CCLS and Dyna6 today
myself. It dynomometer tested at 150 PTO hp straight from
the factory.
The left hand window on the dash is useful and getting to
know how to set the start-off speeds and highest maximum
gear ratio in autodrive is so easy, it only took me five
minutes to work it all out. The new software allows starting
off in the gear the tractor stopped at when in autodrive
'manual' setting which is great. I have been told that
standard speedmatching-only tractors can now be set to do
the same which is good because not many drivers liked the
programmable start-gear feature.
Thank goodness for MF software where latest updates can be
loaded on older tractors.
Re: Power
43km/h at about 2000rpm. dealer told me that she'd put out
150hp at the shaft and she definitly has great pto power,
mine has ccls, cab and front sus,datatronic 3monitor jus
about it all! will get some shots of her with the 16ton NC
dump trailer climbin out of a quarry somewhere, and durin
silage with the bailer or silage trailer, there should be a
5 furrow plough to hang on her later in the year hope she'll
handle it! she was bought to do anything that might need
doin even had a linkbox on her one day!! think she could
just about handle it!!!!!lol
Re: Power
Friends of mine own a 6480 along with similarly sized jds
(6910 and 6920). They have clocked significantly less hours
with the mf (than they hoped/expected) owing to the fact
that it isn't able to consistantly lift their 5 furrow kv
plough and is considered 'gutless' in a towing capacity,
when pitted against the jds.

Many of the posts i've read related to the 6480 don't illude
to these short comings. Does anyone know if perhaps early
editions of the machine were somehow defective or
problematic in some way?

Re: Power
The 6480 has excellent lift capacity and easily handles
large four furrow vari-width Kverneland with auto-reset and
discs all round with the big transport/depth wheel.

A five furrow version of this would look silly on such a
compact tractor and it would be near impossible to keep the
front down.
In my experience of later 6480's they piss all over 6920
JD's in performance terms but it is true to say that earlier
versions of the 6480 did disapoint. This is easily remedied
with an engine software update and everyone I know of with
earlier versions that pushed out around 130pto hp have been
updated to output 150pto hp on the dyno.
IIRC Perkins engines have software that is updated with a
flash file but I could be wrong.
Re: Power
i had a glance at some of the figures listed on the
respective mf and jd websites - it would appear that the
lift capacity of the 6480 (7100kgs) is significantly down on
even the 6620 model, which achieves 8400kgs.

Are the figures i'm looking at outdated?
Re: Power
"lift capacity of the 6480 (7100kgs) is significantly down
on even the 6620 model, which achieves 8400kgs."

Only the 6820 and 6920 lift that much but all of those
tractors have more than adequate lift capacity for their
size and power output. None will be found lacking. All lift
over 7000kgs for goodness' sake, which will handle very big
equipment and I have yet to meet anyone that has a higher
lift need in the 120 to 150hp class.
Re: Power
I should have added that if a more bulky tractor with a
higher lift is needed then the MF 6485 sits at about the
size and power of the JD6920S and lifts over 9 tons.
Re: Power
I was reading an article earlier which gave an independent
review of the now obsolete mf 6290. It stated a that a
similar 7100kgs max lift capacity was specified here as

I'm going to assume that the same hardware has found its
into the 6480? They made the point that this figure was no
better than average for a tractor of it's power rating (with
the 6480 having a higher power rating, the statistical ratio
presumably becomes less favourable). It was pointed out
that in addition to this - the quoted lift figure was not
achieved throughout the lifting arc.

This led the test team to experience problems lifting a 5
furrow plough, used during the analysis.

Any thoughts?

Re: Power
I drove a 6465 with a big four ruwplough ind it hadn't no
problems with it.
Re: Power
The maximum lift capacity at the ball ends is never acheived
throughout the lift range and it is fairly important that it
increases at the upper end of the lift range as the top link
angle becomes steeper.
A 6480 handles a bare 5 furrow reversible easily but would
struggle [and look silly] handling a fully auto reset heavy
duty vari-width plough normally associated with tractors of
170 to 200hp. A five furrow plough turning 20" furrows at 9
to 10" deep takes more pulling than a 6480 or a JD6920 can
provide and any uphill slope would be a bit much for either.
A JD7620 or a MF6485 or 6490 would be the tractors of choice
for such a plough.
6480 would work with a normal duty 5 furrow with discs on
the back and shear bolt protection with no problem pulling
16" furrows in moderate conditions.

The 6485 MF would have far more favourable statistics to
pull and lift the bigger plough than the JD while being far
more economical on fuel with a better operator environment.
It is a bulkier and heavier tractor than the 6480 though,
which might not suite everyone, just like the bulk of the JD
might not suite everyone.
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