– (August 09, 2012) – New Holland Agriculture - a global manufacturer and seller of agricultural equipment and part of CNH - with its distributor GT Group Ltd., recently delivered 12 combine harvesters to the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture as part of a larger purchase program. The company will ultimately supply the Ministry with a total of 92 tractors and 25 combine harvesters, complemented by 50 grain and maize headers, 25 sunflower header kits and 22 dozer blades.
The first twelve TC5070 combine harvesters fitted with 17-foot grain headers were handed over to Meqanizatori LLC, the Ministry of Agriculture’s farming mechanization service provider. The machines, built at New Holland’s manufacturing plant in Plock, Poland, are the first units of the entire program to be delivered and are ready to start harvesting around the country.
These first units will be joined by thirteen more combines and sixty-seven T6000 Series units from the New Holland plant in Basildon, UK, which will supply the majority of the tractors. Twenty-two TK4060 crawler tractors built in New Holland’s specialty tractor plant in Jesi, Italy, and three high horsepower T8.390 tractors made in Racine, USA will also be provided.
As part of CNH, each New Holland plant is dedicated to specific product families. This means that each facility has developed specialized technical and manufacturing expertise to achieve the highest levels of quality in its products in order to fully meet each of its customer's requirements.
These 117 machines will be used by Meqanizatori to provide service to farmers in all regions of Georgia with ready-to-use equipment featuring the most advanced technology.
The wide selection of models and attachments in this new fleet will enable Meqanizatori to deliver a broader range of services in order to efficiently cover a large variety of farming applications. The 101-horsepower TK4060 crawler tractors - the first to be sold in Georgia - are ideal for working on slopes too steep for wheeled tractors and, with 88 PTO hp, rise to the challenge of big tillage and PTO applications. The long wheelbase 340-horsepower T8.390s are built to perform in heavy applications and are very well suited to secondary cultivation, drilling, top dressing and transport. The T6000 Series, which ranges between 112 and 165 horsepower, is a natural choice for livestock, arable applications or for contractors. New Holland, with GT Group’s service technicians, has started training for over 230 operators in the country on product use and maintenance to ensure the farmers will get the best performance from these machines.
New Holland has been present in Georgia for more than a decade. The company has developed extensive experience and know-how regarding local farming needs and, along with its distributor GT Group, has supported the Georgian government since the delivery of its first large fleet of 122 tractors and 25 combine harvesters to Meqanizatori in 2010.
“We are dedicated to supporting Georgia’s requests and their efforts to mechanize the country’s agriculture by introducing advanced farming practices,” commented Stuart Campbell, New Holland Business Director Central Asia & Caucasus. “That is why when we undertake to supply such a large fleet of equipment, this includes much more than the provision of advanced and reliable agricultural machinery, but also top-notch support, from parts availability, technical assistance and training for operators and technicians to tailored financing packages.”
New Holland offered Meqanizatori a competitive 6-year financing package at attractive rates. This was made possible through the support of ECGD, the UK Export Credit Agency, which saw the significance of this project for New Holland’s UK-based manufacturing plant.