CNH-KAMAZ Industrial JV Announces New Locally Built Models for Russia

Mon May 24, 2010 9:05pm IST

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  MOSCOW, May 24 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Following the finalization of the Industrial agreement of last March 22nd
between CNH and OJSC KAMAZ, the newly formed industrial joint venture has
started the assembly of the New Holland Agriculture new tractor models
T9060, T9040, T8050, with 535, 435 and 325 hp respectively, as well as
the 300hp CSX7080 and the 272 hp CSX7060 combine harvesters at its
Naberezhnye Chelny plant in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. 

    Located 1,000 kilometers East of Moscow, the production site covers a
total of over 50,000 square metres and will produce machinery to supply,
at first, the Russian domestic market and afterwards other CIS countries.
The initial planned investments of USD 70 million will serve to install
an annual production capacity of 4,000 units. 

    "In recent years, the need for machines and tools that achieve higher
levels of efficiency has been increasing as the demand for highly
productive equipment has been growing. In response to this need, New
Holland is making available on the Russian market its tractors and
combine harvesters which offer best in class performance in each task
they are called upon," Roberto Valfre, Commercial Business Director of
New Holland Agriculture for Russia, explains. "The growing interest in
New Holland's tractors and combines was the driver behind the
localisation of production in Russia. We decided to be closer to our
customers and today the most modern combine harvesters and advanced
tractors are made in Russia."

    As expected with New Holland Agriculture, these models bristle with
latest technology to ensure that productivity is always at the highest
levels. 

    T9040 and T9060: Longer Wheelbase and Centre-Pull Design for More Power

    The T9000 Series is the most powerful tractor range in the current New
Holland Agriculture's line-up. The power flagship T9000 Series 4WD
tractors are engineered to combine horsepower, large, rugged
transmissions and efficient hydraulics for the ultimate in high
performance. Confidently they pull the widest implements and tillage
tools, even in the toughest conditions, with maximum comfort and control.

    The T9040 (435hp) and T9060 (535hp), currently New Holland's best sellers
in Russia, set the standards in their class thanks to their centre pull
design that allows an efficient use of the exceptional power and torque
these tractors can count on. A series of technological innovations
completes and makes these tractors best in class to the benefit of
customers.

    Designed to perform -- Center Pull advantage: T9000s' leading pull
performance and operator comfort is delivered via a long wheel base of
3,910 mm and a unique centrally mounted drawbar which helps with load
distribution between front and rear wheels, ensuring stability, and
enabling the T9000s to deliver power where it counts -- at the drawbar.
As a consequence, the tractor offers a more efficient pulling power and
can tow wider and heavier implements. 

    Moreover, T9040 and T9060 tractors are fitted with Heavy Duty axles to
grant the highest possible durability with the largest implements.

    Power and Torque -- up to 535 hp and 40% torque rise: Equipped with
fuel-efficient Tier III compliant engine and biodiesel approved, the
T9040 model uses a 13 litre Cursor engine with a peak power of 478hp,
while T9060 runs a 15 litre engine. Thanks to an impressive power growth
of up 54 Hp and a 40 per cent torque rise, these tractors have the
capacity to pull large, heavy equipment without downshifting. Unique in
the industry, the range-topping T9060 tractor features the optional
Engine Hydraulic Power Boost -- Constant Power Plus(TM)-- providing up to
an additional 35 horsepower over the standard engine. When power is being
utilised through the hydraulic remotes, the engine power is allowed to
grow. The T9060 with hydraulic power boost delivers at the rated speed of
2,100 rpm, 570 horsepower. At 1,800 rpm, when maximum power and fuel
economy are attained, this tractor achieves a peak 610 hp. 

    Hydraulic superiority -- up to 356 L/min.: New Holland 4WDs are known for
their hydraulic power, and T9000 tractors deliver the huge flow and
instantaneous response needed to run high-demand implements. The optional
MegaFlow(TM) system provides an outstanding 341-liter-per-minute flow,
with the T9060 providing an even higher industry leading 356-L/min. flow.
The two pumps of the MegaFlow(TM) system meet the demands of power-hungry
implements such as air seeders and laser land-leveling equipment, giving
the machine the flexibility to handle multiple functions simultaneously
without a drop-off in performance.

    Comfort at every level -- 16x2 full powershift transmissions and
IntelliSteer(TM) auto-steering system: The massive power of the T9000 is
matched by a 16x2 full powershift transmission that features electronic
pulse-width-modulated clutch control for ultra-smooth shifts. It's the
best shifting quality of any 4WD tractor. For optimum tractor performance
and fuel economy, the powershift also features the AutoShift(TM) function
to minimise manual shifting during field and road operations.

    For even greater convenience and control, T9000 tractors are available
with factory-installed IntelliSteer(TM) auto-steering system; the system
automatically guides the tractor in straight lines with an accuracy of
2.5 cm at speeds up to 29 km/hr.

    Comfort is also ensured with industry's largest cab, featuring a quiet
and spacious workspace and finger-tip controls. The cab offers unmatched
visibility and exceptional comfort is delivered via the AutoComfort seat
which automatically adjusts to provide shock absorption on uneven ground.
Custom Headland Management is standard equipment too, allowing the
operator to record and repeat complex headland adjustments with the push
of a switch. 

    T8050: Perfect Balance of Weight and Power

    The T8050 with its 325hp is the most powerful model in this range. It
owes its success in the Russian market to its perfect balance in terms of
power output, size and reliability to fully match the needs of large
farmers for high power conventional tractors. 

    Long wheelbase architecture: T8000's unique long wheelbase architecture
earns it the favor of most customers who appreciate its outstanding
drawbar pull. Thanks to a long wheelbase architecture of 3,078 mm, in
standard configuration, and 3,284 with SuperSteer(TM) and balanced weight
distribution, the T8050 achieves the highest traction needed to pull the
largest implements, typical of the vast fields of Russia, with the
minimum fuel consumption while ensuring a very tight turn radius (5 m).
The T8050 can be matched to a 12 m air drill.

    Industry leading engine performance -- up to 358 hp: T8050, through its
state-of-the-art 9 litres 6 cylinder Common Rail engine, delivers a rated
power of 325hp (270 PTO hp) with a peak power of 358 hp and 40% torque
reserve.

    Full Powershift transmission: This is the highest horsepower conventional
tractor with a full powershift gearbox available in the industry. Exactly
what is needed for the Russian large acreage farmers to achieve the best
performance, optimizing their investment. The 18 forward and 4 reverse
speed transmission, with electronic management and Autoshift(TM) feature,
always enables the operator to find the perfect match for his application.

    Hydraulic flexibility -- up to 284 l/min: New Holland's best-in-class
hydraulic flow is up to 167 litres per minute (l/min) standard and 284
l/min with the exclusive dual-circuit MegaFlow(TM) option. It is a
high-volume system designed to easily handle the most advanced seeders
and specialty equipment. Three-point hitch lift capacity is available up
to 8,432 kg.

    Superior comfort and visibility: The large, quiet T8050 cab keeps the
operators performing at their best with more glass and 360-degree
visibility. Eye-level instrumentation is easy to read at a glance and
ergonomically placed to make operation smooth and easy.

    Performance instrumentation and the Custom Headland Management system,
puts a wealth of information at operator's fingertips and provides
pushbutton control of complex headland turns. Every T8050 tractor leaves
the factory ready to accept the optional IntelliSteer(TM) auto steering
system.

    CSX7060 and CSX7080: Advanced Technology for Versatile Harvesters

    The New Holland CSX7060 and CSX7080 combine harvesters, the latter being
the most powerful combine in this range, are the preferred choice of
arable and mixed farmers, looking for high capacity harvesters equipped
with advanced technology in an affordable package, offering the best and
cost effective harvesting solution in all crops, conditions and terrains.
A comfortable cab allows unmatched visibility and a full control needed
for top performance.

    An ideal working place -- New Holland provides the best combine cab in
this segment. Everything is built around the operator to put him at the
very heart of the combine's operation. The cab features excellent
ergonomics to boost productivity and reduce fatigue with low noise and a
high comfort air-suspended seat coming as standard. The wide curved
window has no restrictions for a total view over the crop and header. The
large screen IntelliView II(TM) colour monitor provides all the
performance information necessary for top performance. A comprehensive
range of applications can be selected using the easy to use navigation
buttons.

    Four drum technology -- The five straw walker CSX7060 and the six straw
walker CSX7080 are equipped with the four-drum technology: threshing drum
with Opti-Thresh(TM) concave, beater, Multi-Thresh TM Rotary Separator,
and Straw Flow(TM) beater. Hugely versatile, the system can be adapted to
suit a wide variety of crops and different harvesting conditions with no
compromise in kernel and straw quality or throughput.

    The Rotary Separator with Multi-Tresh system and Straw Flow(TM) beater
boast throughput. New Holland invented the Rotary Separator, with purpose
designed lugs creating a dual rubbing and movement action that forces
threshed grain from the straw mat. The fully adjustable Multi-Thresh(TM)
system allows the Rotary Separator concave to be easily adjusted to suit
changing crop conditions, with two speeds to handle any available crop
and with two positions that create additional separation capacity or
better straw quality. A separate Straw Flow(TM) beater changes the
direction of crop flow and ensures high throughput is maintained in damp
crop conditions. The system passes an even mat of straw to the walkers to
optimise final grain separation.

    The Opti-Thresh(TM) system offers a major concave setting facility. To
adapt the rubbing requirement to harvest conditions such as grain
maturity and yield, the rear part of the Opti-Thresh(TM) concave can be
re-positioned. When in the closed position the concave reaches a full 121
degree of wrap and offers maximum grain separation. When the top section,
which is hinged, is moved away from the 60cm drum, the rubbing action is
softer. This results in even better straw quality.

    Superior Header Offering -- A dedicated wide range of grain and maize
headers is available to optimise performance and to exactly match farmer
requirements, including VariFeed(TM) grain headers, corn headers, sun
flower headers, drapers and pick-ups. These headers are extremely
versatile in varied conditions, allowing a high field speed and optimum
crop flow, for maximum productivity even in heavy crops. New Holland
maize headers and their integrated stalk choppers are widely recognized
as best in class. Headers of up to 7.32 m for the CSX7060 and of up to
9.15 m for the CSX7080 are available.

    Power and fuel efficient engines -- Both the CSX7060 (272 hp) and the
CSX7080 (300 hp) are powered by fuel efficient FPT Cursor 9 Common Rail
Tier III compliant engines. These units are ideally suited to tough
harvest conditions, harvesting up to 600-1000 hectares per season
depending on the average yields. 

    Tank Capacity: up to 9,000 L -- A high grain tank capacity, of 7,500
litres on the CSX7060 and of 9,000 on the CSX7080, allows long periods of
work between unloading.

    Note to the Editor:

    New Holland Agriculture -- New Holland Agriculture is a global
manufacturer and seller of agricultural equipment. Its reputation is
built on the success of its customers, cash crop producers, livestock
farmers, contractors, vineyards, or groundscare professionals, who can
count on the widest offering of innovative products and services: a full
line of equipment, from tractors to harvesting, material handling
equipment, complemented by tailored financial services from a specialist
in agriculture. 

    A highly professional global dealer network and New Holland's commitment
to excellence guarantee the ultimate customer experience for every
customer. More information can be found online at www.newholland.com New
Holland is a division of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned
subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A (MI: FIA).

    CNH (Case New Holland)
 CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the
agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by more
than 11,600 dealers in 170 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge
and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength
and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support
and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of
Fiat S.p.A. (MI: FIA). More information about CNH and its Case and New
Holland products can be found online at www.cnh.com.

    CNH in Russia -- CNH operations in Russia date back to 1907, the year in
which the first Case tractor was shipped to the country. Since then, the
company has continued to strengthen its presence, with the opening of the
first Moscow-based offices in 1998, as well as the development of a
widespread distribution network. At the beginning of 2009, CNH opened a
new spare parts depot centre near Moscow. CNH has historically been, and
continues to be a leader in the combine and large tractor segment in
Russia; in recent years, it has also quickly penetrated other
agricultural and construction equipment segments.

    OJSC KAMAZ is the largest Russian manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks. It
takes the 11th place in truck production (of 14 t GVW) and the 8th place
in diesel engines production in the world. KAMAZ Group consists of 96
enterprises, 13 of which are the main associated companies. The staff is
about 59 000 employees. KAMAZ sales and service network covers all
regions of Russia and the CIS, and also traditional outlets. There are
127 dealers and more than 100 firm service car centers. Trucks of GVW
from 14 up to 40 tonnes, diesel and gas engines are the major products of
OJSC KAMAZ. The trucks are used in the CIS, Europe, Asia, Africa and
Latin America (more than 80 countries). 

    

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