The Tempo R12 twelve-row cultivating seeder from the Swedish Vaderstad corporate group set a new record, sowing 306 hectares with sunflower within 24 hours. The sowing proceeded at a breath-taking speed of 19 km/h. The seeding experiment took place in Bulgaria in early April. Tempo has operated on the Russian fields for two years, also setting records both in speed and in seeding precision.

Since last year, AgroCentre has been supplying new JCB SSL 175 telescopic mini-loaders to the Russian market. Prior to offering new equipment to farmers, the Company gives them an opportunity to test it on their farms. The JCB SSL 175 loader has passed tests simultaneously on three farms of the Yaroslavl oblast.

Last year Tyumen farmers acquired around 1,200 units of agricultural equipment, thereby renovating 15% of their tractor and equipment inventory. A modernisation drive swept the oblast. The farmers are particularly interested in modern, highly productive machines. This is obvious from the large influx of guests at the fourth Farming Machines and Equipment exhibition held in early April in the technology park of Vinzili village.

At the annual dealers’ conference held by the AGCO MACHINERY Corporation, AgroCentre was awarded the AGCO PARTS prize for the best support in 2013 of key customers in supplying them with spare parts.

For over eight years, AgroCentre has been supplying Russian farmers with a complete range of JCB telescopic loaders, from compact caterpillar and wheeled mini-loaders to giants capable of lifting a load of up to 5 tonnes. Outstanding productivity and manoeuvrability won them  farmers’ respect in the Black Earth Zone, Central District and the Urals.

Each new season for farmers is akin to a new life. No two seasons are alike. But for agricultural producers of the Central Black Soil region, it starts traditionally at the Expocentre of the Voronezh State Agricultural University with Agroseason. The exhibition has become a source of know-how for the new life.

Since this March, the AgroCentre Company has been offering Russian farmers a prompt and affordable leasing scheme from AGCO Finance. Together with the Kursk branch of AgroCentreLiski, the AGCO Finance Company presented its financial product and provided detailed information about the features of this new service.   

This year the partners of AgroCentre met the spring in Italy. In early March, the company arranged a trip abroad for Russian farmers. The guests visited the AGCO combine harvester production facility in Breganze, Italy, and familiarised themselves with the country’s farming.

On the eve of spring fieldwork at the Voronezhagrokompleks 2014 farming exhibition, the farmers were familiarised with modern tilling, seeding, fodder procurement and dairy cattle breeding equipment, as well as plant protection products and mineral fertilisers.

Before the new seeding season, several seminars and conferences were held in the Kursk oblast at which the farmers discussed the main tasks of the farming industry in the current year.

On the eve of the new season, the AGCO Corporation held a training session in Challenger seeding and tilling equipment for AgroCentre specialists.

Today, the financial support available to Russian farmers for acquiring agricultural equipment leaves much to be desired. The federal budget provides subsidies very rarely, if at all. Many have had to tighten their belts. AgroCentre believes that there is a way out of this plight. The company actively cooperates with banks and leasing companies which offer various financial schemes for purchase of equipment on favourable terms.