Do you have a transmission gear range sheet? I would like to know, how slow the first gear would be?16x8 is a very successful smooth design, as Christian confirmed. And he put plenty of hours on his Kirovets.
The range selection design is quite good, so for most work (like grain cart transportation) there is not much shifting required.
We expect to have first units on the ground in spring 2016.with these Kirovets being so reasonable outside of Russia, what is the waiting period to get one??
Can the factory keep up with demand??
How extensive is the Kirovets dealer network outside of Russia?
The engine itself has a computer, sure (made by Mercedes). But that is more or less self-contained. Perhaps what they mean by no computer is no computer in the cab, no canbus, no computer between your controls and the hydraulics. The pictures show electric over hydraulic controls, which don't require everything to be computerized. Doesn't look that bad to me.they are saying no computer but a tier three would still need one to run would it not ?
Do you have a transmission gear range sheet? I would like to know, how slow the first gear would be?
On the one website, they talking, that the K9520 is only available with a 12/2 transmission.
1) GPS. Current models are GLONASS ready (Russian equivalent of GPS). Good chance that GPS will work as well, or with minor modifications.GPS auto steering could still be easily added to any of these machines. Would require a new steering valve block is all.
Given how expensive tractors are becoming, this machine is strangely compelling if the price can indeed be kept around the $200k price that was mentioned. the only thing that I really don't like that I see is the inability to see the drawbar from the cab (supposing no PTO and no 3-point hitch).
Based on you location in Western SK:arie515 - can you share with us how many you have plans to import and where will they be available??
and what are your plans for tech training?
Yes. There is a dedicated 21 gpm pump for the power steering.Easy question, can it be steered with one hand?
I've been following Russian forums for the old and new Kirovets over the last 4 years, have not seen any complain on that, so presumably it was fixed.If they are still running the 16/8 tranny, has the issue of the clutches dragging when the oil is cold been dealt with?
See (Russian) specs for the hitch http://kirovets-ptz.com/rus/i_dc1/msg_i/219/p015_nawesnoe_ustroystwo.pdfAs for hitching, is the 3PT still the Cat 5 with the capability of pulling from the bottom links with a cross bar as the old ones did?
JD 9420R is 462,272 $. 420 hp. At expected 198,000$ US, you can buy more then 2 Kirovets for the price of JD 9420R.As for pricing, well in '76 you could buy two of them for the price of one JD 8630. Today you can buy close to twenty of them for the price of a wore out 8630
That is gonna be the big question as to how good they catch on I'm afraid. There are a few of us who would buy one for the long haul such as the beast I already have. But most will be looking to trade up to newer ones and such, so resale is going to be huge IMO.
See some photos of the rear end attached.The pictures I've seen (and the videos) show no drawbar. I guess over there they use the two point for everything. Will the machines you bring over have a normal drawbar?