Turkmenistan receives new combine harvesters from Germany

ASHGABAT (TCA) — On the eve of the grain-harvesting campaign, Turkmenistan has received the first batch of TUCANO 430 combine harvesters of the German company CLAAS. A ceremony of receiving the new agricultural machinery was held in Ak Bugday etrap of Akhal velayat (province), the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reported on June 5.

In accordance with the Resolution of the head of state, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources negotiated a contract with the company Umax Trade GmbH (Germany) for the purchase of a bulk consignment of agricultural equipment, aggregates, dredges, as well as spare parts and expendables under the condition of delivery to Turkmenistan in 3 stages during 2017-2020. Overall, about 1000 units of this type combine harvesters will be delivered. In addition, a large consignment of tractors, ploughs and seeders will be delivered.

All modifications of agricultural machines coming to Turkmenistan receive pre-approval – a testing for compliance with local soil and climatic conditions. New TUCANO 430 harvesters have also been successfully tested in the Turkmen fields.

Combine harvester model TUCANO 430 is equipped with the fractional 195-horsepower engine. It complies with European environmental standards. Complementary to the production, the combine harvester has several features, including control system of integrity and the flow rate of wheat.

The first batch of more than 70 CLAAS harvesters has already been distributed to Turkmen farms. In the near future, more than 100 units of equipment will be delivered.

Maintenance is performed both in the fields and at service centers established in the regions. Their staff has been trained in Europe.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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