Vidzeme region

Madona Council - Tigre Country 4300

Why did Madona people buy just this not the Russian "VTZ" (analogue to "T-25") that are known in Latvia? Deputy Head of Property Maintenance Department of Madona Council Guntis Keveris says: ”At first the model’s "Tigre Country 4300" width of wheels precisely corresponds with the pavements’ width – 110 cm. Secondly Madona town territory is uneven, lawn around pavement has to be mowed in big obliquity. By big tractors pavement cleaning process is more difficult, slower and in some places even impossible. Big tractor wheels or hanged items often damage pavement edges and green lawns. Though using "Tigre Country 4300" the pavement cleaning process is faster and more comfortable also in wintertime.”  Detailed

ZS "Āsteri" - TTR 4400HST

From Spring of this year,  „Antonio Carraro” TTR is actively and productively being used in Cesis are at “Āsteri” farm. The owner of the farm, Gvido Apshinieks says that he was looking for a suitable tractor for about a year. Before making his final choice, he has looked at many models offered by different companies, has compared prices, workability of the tractor and range of services. He has even tried the tractor in action. The main farmer’s requirements to the tractor were possibility of diverse, multi purpose usage and availability of full servicing, here in Latvia. It is exactly those requirements that were best matched by the “TTR 4400 HST” and services provided by „Ferrus”. Along with the tractor Gvido Apshinieks has also purchased equipment – front loader and a backhoe. He has also purchased a rotary tiller, cargo trailer and two mowing machines – one to cut and collect grass and another one equipped with the shredder. Among other advantages the farmer emphasises the most important ones in his opinion. A four stroke, 3 cylinder diesel engine with a 38 horsepower, four wheel drive and the possibility to disengage front or rear axles, if needed. Even though it says in the technical manual that fuel consumption amounts to 7 litres per hour, however Mr. Apshinieks insists that under full power usage the engine consumes only 2.1 litres per hour. „Such a small fuel consumption will quickly compensate the bank loan used to purchase the tractor!” – laughs the owner of “Āsteri” farm. The tractor weighs only 1340 KG and does not stamp the soil. Using this tractor, the owner of “Āsteri” farm can easily travel on slumps in which you cannot even walk without getting your feet wet. The single loading capacity of the tractor amounts to 1045 which is also considered as an advantage by Mr. Apshinieks along with the advantages of the cab equipment – the rotating 180 degrees seat and steering.  The cab is also heated and equipped with good ventilation system. During this summer, when the thermometer has risen up to 28 degrees,  Gvido Apshinieks had no trouble at all sitting inside the cab. Mr Apshinieks also knows that during the winter he is not going to freeze in the cab. The farmer says that he was only purchasing what was needed for his farmland of 20 hectares and for the development of biological farming. From Spring the tractor has operated for around 300 motor hours like clockwork. Once the owner ran over a stone with a mower and broke some bolt. „But, no problem – he adds – in Ferrus they have all the bolts and everything else as well”.  Detailed

Aluksne Council - TTR 4400HST

The vice-president of Aluksnes Council, Ainars Melders admits that city municipal services didn't have such wonderful technics and the equipment earlier. Streets and sidewalks were swept by hands, for grass mowing were used low-power mowers. This model of "Antonio Carraro" has been chosen because with its help it is possible to mow grass, to sweep and strew streets, to remove broken trees from park and to row snow. On approaches to the city there are many not asphalted roads, during summer on streets and sidewalks gathers a lot of dust, now it is possible to use vacuum and centrifugal vacuum cleaners. This summer tractor was mainly used for grass mowing. As in Aluksne there are lot of green plantations and other green zones, nearby 30 hectare a total area, new technics  makes the mowing fast and more fruitful. Ainars Melders thinks that „TTR 4400 HST" is suitable technics for a small city. Aluksne city plans to buy another model of „Antonio Carraro" - „Rondo K.333". The representative of self-government institutions says that "Rondo K.333" basically will be used for winters when city streets are snowed up. With many tractors work goes more rationally and more productively - you don't need to change the equipment so often from one tractor to another, therefore it can be used for different economic needs. /Published:2007,September 27, „Latvijas Avīze”, Zigfrīds Dzedulis/     In the North of Vidzeme tractor Antonio Carraro TTR 4400, which bought Government of Aluksnes city has been successfully used. The vice-president of the Aluksnes government Ainars Melders tells: «This technics have been bought, because offers of company" Ferrus "unlike offers of the other enterprises were the most impressive», self-management has got a tractor "KIOTI" with all necessary additional equipment - a mower, an excavator, a shovel for snow, a frontal loader, the device for strewing, the trailer, and a brush. We have chosen this company because of service - branches of services „Ferrus" are located in Madona and in the suburb of Cesis, also positive references from others self-managements of Latvian cities played a role. The vice-president of the Aluksnes government, Ainars Melders admits that city municipal services didn't have such wonderful technics and the equipment earlier. Streets and sidewalks were swept by hands, for grass mowing were used low-power mowers. This model of "Antonio Carraro" has been chosen because with its help it is possible to mow grass, to sweep and strew streets, to remove broken trees from park and to row snow. On approaches to the city there are many not asphalted roads, during summer on streets and sidewalks gathers a lot of dust, now it is possible to use vacuum and centrifugal vacuum cleaners. This summer tractor was mainly used for grass mowing. As in Aluksne there are lot of green plantations and other green zones, nearby 30 hectare a total area, new technics  makes the mowing fast and more fruitful. Ainars Melders thinks that „TTR 4400 HST" is suitable technics for a small city. Aluksne city plans to buy another model of „Antonio Carraro" - „Rondo K.333". The representative of self-government institutions says that "Rondo K.333" basically will be used for winters when city streets are snowed up. With many tractors work goes more rationally and more productively - you don't need to change the equipment so often from one tractor to another, therefore it can be used for different economic needs. /Published: 2008, August 14, „Latvijas Avīze", Zigfrīds Dzedulis/  Detailed