Test driving through the fields

This year the program of the Field Day in Oryol oblast hosted by the Shatilovo agricultural experimental station was expanded. Besides crop demonstration on testing plots, they conducted a novel large-scale test drive of modern farming equipment where AgroCentreLiski took part as well.

The Oryol branch of AgroCentreLiski showed off two 7 and 8 series Massey Ferguson tractors. The MF7624 (235 hp) and MF8690 (370 hp) are efficient and comfortable machines, an ideal solution for large agriholdings and farms. The powerful six-cylinder engine AGCO POWER has been upgraded. The rear hitch payload capacity of up to 12 tonnes allows for work with heavy implements.

The Fendt 933 tractor coupled with Carrier 625 XL cultivator, a new product for Oryol farmers, droved cheerfully through the field.

“Fendt tractors are popular in the Oryol oblast,” Yevgeny Ankudinov, head of the Oryol branch of AgroCentreLiski, tells us. “These premium class machines have many new features which boost performance and save fuel by 20%. We’ve supplied four Fendt 933 tractors in the region and all of them work faultlessly.”

Due to the exclusive infinitely variable Vario transmission, the Fendt tractor moves smoothly and evenly on the field.

In terms of operator comfort, these tractors are second to none in the market. The spring-mounted cab, largest among tractors of this class, softens jolts and eliminates swinging of the machine in heavy-duty applications.

Eduard Mitrokhin, head of the peasant farming enterprise and AgroCentre’s partner, verified for himself the level of Fendt’s comfort. Both he and his son sat at the steering wheel of the tractor and made a test drive of their own. Eduard Vladimirovich was pleased by its results and noted that as to comfort and ease of operation this tractor is the best he has ever seen.