Grain growers to have new combines at their disposal prior to harvest time

In the run-up to the grain-harvesting campaign, preparations are well underway in the departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Economy of Turkmenistan. All maintenance centers are making every effort to ensure repair operations, supply of spare parts and operational readiness of farm machinery. Maintenance operations are also being carried out by representatives of the service center of the following companies: Case, New Holland, John Deere, and CLAAS.

In accordance with the Resolution of the head of state, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Economy of Turkmenistan has made a contract with John Deere International GmbH (Swiss Confederation) for purchases of a large quantity of agri-machinery, outfit, spare parts and consumables. Supplies of advanced farm machinery (1.350 pieces in total) will be provided in three stages in 20117-2020.

During the first stage, 150 new John Deere W540 combine harvesters will be supplied by the start of the grain-harvesting campaign. 48 of them, currently being transported by railway from Europe, will arrive in our country within the next few days. The combine harvester with a 260 hp engine meets European environmental standards. The quality of harvested grain, losses and other important data are displayed on a monitor in the cabin, which is equipped with everything necessary for a combine operator, including improved sound and noise insulation, automatic temperature control.

The new harvesters have been successfully tested and proved to work well in our country's soil and climatic conditions.

John Deere has been working in our country for more than 20 years. Over this period of time, thousands pieces of various agricultural machinery have been supplied. Many local specialists have received work-related training at the company's plants and training centers. Before the start of the harvest season, another 102 harvesters will be supplied. The next stage envisages supplies of 400 John Deere 8245R tractors machinery in June-July for the plowing season. 200 John Deere 9970 cotton harvesters are expected to be supplied in August-September. The same number of cotton harvesters will arrive in Turkmenistan for a 2018 cotton-harvesting campaign.

8R farm tractors with a 268 hp engine also proved to work efficiently in Turkmenistan's climatic conditions. Our specialists praised their functionality, easy-to-operate characteristics, as well as economy of their fuel system and compliance with environmental standards.

As compared to earlier models, a 250 hp John Deere 9970 cotton harvester is easy-to-handle and highly economical. It has improved electronic control to ensure easier operation, and a tanker and a fuel tank with increased capacity. Its design allows harvesting with rows which have a width of 60 and 90 centimeters.

Cotton and wheat are strategic agricultural crops. Production and processing of white gold and ak bugdai crops is one of the key parts of the agroindustrial policy which attaches priority importance to technical re-equipment of the industry, raising farming standards, applying innovative engineering solutions, given the soil and climatic conditions of each region of the country.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper