November 24, 2008
To Russia With Love (from Case IH)
Any tractor aficionados from Racine who happened to be in Russia last week would have felt right at home.
The big news at the Moscow Agrosalon, the first Russian international exhibition of agricultural machinery, was a series of new models from Case IH.
With more than 220 models in 13 product lines, it should be no surprise that Case offers special models for a farm economy as large as Russia's. And they did: introducing big tractors and specialized equipment whose purpose is beyond a city boy like me. (Patriot Sprayer, anyone? Windrower?) Moscow is Case's hub for the entire Russian Federation, with several distributors including two appointed just this year. Case, we are told, "is steadily growing its market share in the combine and tractor segments."
Here are some pictures if you want to compare what's available in Moscow with what's parked in your barn or buried under today's fresh snowfall.