India sends 1st batch of prototypes of small & medium-power tractors to Russia

TKS 90 is a horticultural tractor. It is narrower and allows one to drive between rows of trees.

The first batch of prototypes of small and medium-power tractors from India arrived at the Volga Combine Plant in Russia signalling a new sector of partnership. TKS 90 is a horticultural tractor. It is narrower and allows one to drive between rows of trees.

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture even requested such machines, according to Russia’s Ministry of Business and Commerce. TKS-90 is also useful in greenhouses.

TKS-90, TKS-75, and TK-90 also arrived from India at the Volga Combine Plant. These are wheeled tractors with engines that range in power from 40 to 90 horsepower. The corporate is currently conducting an intensive inspection of them. Before putting the machine into service, it should be “run in” on the manufacturing floor.

“Assessments should take 4-5 moto-hours to complete. We run the entire system, including the front and rear axles. We’re checking everything, Field. The first impression is excellent – very handy, everything has been done for the machine operator’s comfort, and there may be local weather management. In comparison to others, it is a small, compact, and highly effective tractor,” said Ivan Ilyin, head of the Volga Mix Plant’s workshop for assembling wheels and tractors.

These are the primary tractors, a trial batch that arrived to be distributed throughout the Russian Federation to various climatic zones to determine what different requirements Moscow should ask its Indian partners to bear in mind when localizing these tractors in Russia.

Indian partners are ITL, one of the world’s largest tractor plants, which produces more than one hundred thousand machines per year and exports its products to 140 countries around the world. The Indian company already has experience in organizing similar assembly plants — Algeria, Brazil and Turkey. And now it will be in Russia.

Small and medium-power wheeled tractors could be assembled in Cheboksary this spring, thanks to their full-cycle manufacturing expertise at the Volga Mix Plant. A minimum of 3000 vehicles per year must be manufactured in-house. As a result, by 2033, approximately 80% of those tractors should be manufactured in Cheboksary.