In November 2007 Gomselmash to start testing new combine harvesters equipped with Chinese engines
30 October 2007
In November 2007 Gomselmash will start testing new combine harvesters equipped with the Chinese engines, BelTA learnt from Valery Zhmailok, the director general of the production association.
According to him, in August 2007 Gomselmash and the Chinese Yuncheng Yili Trade Co. signed an agreement on setting up an assembly facility in China to produce УЭС-2-280 universal power-intensive vehicles, which will be used as implements for КСН-6-3 beet harvesters. The vehicles will be equipped with China-made engines.
After all the tests Gomselmash combine harvesters will be added to the All-Chinese Catalogue of Subsidies, what in turn will let Gomel-based company trade in farm machines all over China.
According to the director general, in the future the company also intends to use other component parts made in China – bearings, belts, roller chains. Four types of the Chinese bearings have already been tested by Gomselmash.
For the nine months of the current year Gomselmash sold eight farm machines to China including four Polesje КГ-6 vehicles worth of $370 thousand, up by 78.7% as against the same period of 2006.
Gomselmash fodder harvesters have been certified in the provinces of Western and Northern-Eastern China. As result, Gomselmash got a relevant certificate and can now sell its farm machines there on a permanent basis. At the same time Gomel-made КСК 100А-Б-3 fodder harvesters were included in the catalogue of leading machines and subsidies of the Chinese province of Heilongjiang and Polesje КГ-6 harvesters – in such catalogues of the province of Xinjiang. It means that supplies of these farm machines to China will be subsidized from the local budget by 30%. In this case the competitive power of the Belarusian fodder harvesters will be enhanced in China to the maximum.