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28 November 2018, 15:17

Belarusian MTZ tractors to get Stage V emission standard engines

Photo courtesy of MTZ
Photo courtesy of MTZ

MINSK, 28 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian tractor maker MTZ and the German company Zeppelin Power Systems have signed a contract for the delivery of a large batch of Caterpillar (CAT) engines compliant with the new emission standard Stage V, BelTA has learned.

At present MTZ cutting-edge tractors are fitted with Stage IV engines. European countries are expected to embrace the emission standard Stage V in 2019-2020. The new standard is head and shoulders above the current regulations as far as harmful emissions are concerned.

MTZ Director General Fyodor Domotenko said that the new engines will make MTZ tractors even more competitive in Europe. “We've worked with our partners for several years in order to sign the contract. CAT engines are very reliable,” he said. Several hundred MTZ tractors will be equipped with the new engines.

Anja Luther, Deputy Head of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Belarus, Zeppelin Power Systems Director General Volker Possoegel, the German company's managers for CIS and Baltic states, MTZ designers and aftersales service specialists also took part in the negotiations. The sides discussed plans to make tractors powered by CAT engines, their aftersales service, and the possibility of buying natural gas engines for Belarusian tractors.

Zeppelin Power Systems is an official partner of Caterpillar Motoren. The latter is a leading supplier of drive stations and propulsion plants in Europe and the CIS states. In particular, the company supplies engines for Belarusian Railways locomotives, equipment for Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT), Belorusneft, and other companies.

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