A Skif-280 Superior is a Ukrainian combine harvester manufactured in the spring of 2017 at the Kherson Machine-Building Plant. It is a modernized version of the Finnish combine Sampo Rosenlew SR 3085 Superior. The first customer got the keys from the new combine Skif-280 Superior earlier this year, during the international agricultural exhibition AGRO-2018 in Kyiv, writes “Agro-Center”.
The Skif-280 Superior is equipped with the AGIC Sisu Power 74 CTA (Euro 5) engine with a power of 276 horsepower. The block of the thresher and the separation consists of two threshing drums and a 6-key straw walker with a total area of 6.3 square meters. The grain tank has an increased power of 8100 liters, and the unloading time is 80 seconds.
It is easily seen from the pictures that the Skif-280 Superior is actually a copy of the Finnish Sampo Rosenlew SR 3085 Superior, produced in 2007-13. In 2017, an agreement was signed between the Kherson Machine-Building Plant and the Finnish company “Sampo Rosenlew” on the joint production of the SKIF 280 Superior combine harvester. Ukrainian plant plans to produce nearly 1500 combines in five years. The price of the combine is about 600,000 zlotys.
At present, the Finnish factory “Sampo” is the largest licensor among grain harvesters. Its machines are sold under brand names John Deere, Russian Terrion and Agromash, and now Ukrainian Skif, as well.
The history of Kherson Machine-Building Plant began in 1887. After the numerous changes of owners and, finally, nationalization, the plant was named the Kherson Machine-Building Plant.
In the 1960s, a two-row combine for harvesting corn, Kherson 7, was manufactured at the plant and in the 1970s – a self-propelled version of Kherson-200. The production of Skif skimmers and upgraded versions of the Sławutycz combines began in 2012.