Prototype: Belarus unleashes a brute at Agritechnica 2017

Belarus has wheeled out an imposing prototype tractor (above) at this year’s Agritechnica show.

With 466hp under the hood – courtesy of a Caterpillar C13 engine – the tractor on display is, as yet, only compliant with Stage IIIa emissions regulations. To be permitted to be sold in European markets, Belarus will have to source a Stage IV compliant motor.

The transmission is a semi-powershift box, with four shift-under-load ratios in each of four main ranges.

The tractor’s model designation is 4522. It’s a weighty beast; the goliath tips the scales at a portly 16-17t (unballasted).

A number of units are currently out on test.

Capturing the sights

Below is a selection of pictures from the stand occupied by Belarus and Gomselmash at this week’s massive exhibition.

Click on a thumbnail in the gallery to open up a full-size image; once opened you can scroll sideways to see the next picture.

Gomselmash is also headquartered in the Republic of Belarus. Its legacy stretches back over eight decades. The entity claims to have produced in excess of 2,500,000 agricultural machines, including sizeable numbers of forage harvesters in particular.

Gomselmash

It now exports over 90% of its production; that figure has grown rapidly from just over 72% in 2012. In that year, its machines were delivered to buyers in just 10 countries; now that number has grown to 26.

Stay tuned to AgriLand for further, ongoing coverage from this year’s massive, sprawling Agritechnica show.

Also Read: Pics: Agritechnica 2017 opens its doors to the world…with a flurry of new machines

Exhibitors at this huge event have come not just from Germany and surrounding European countries but from all over the globe.

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