Agritechnica 09: Russian artic boasts Mercedes engine and CVT

Tractors from the former Eastern bloc were prominent, including this massive articulated 428hp Kirovets K-9430, made by Kirovski Zavod.

Although a prototype, it will form part of a five-model range containing familiar-sounding Western components, including a 6-cylinder Mercedes Benz OM 457 LA engine. Spanning the 354hp to 516hp bracket, they will have sophisticated load-sensing hydraulics and it is even rumoured these brutes will have CVT transmissions.

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