ChTZ to deliver new caterpillar tracks to China, Kurgan

12 February 2016 (09:40)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, February 12, 2016. Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant/ChTZ (a member enterprise of Ural Vagon Zavod Corporation) are now accepting orders from outside the corporation, the company press service reports.

One of the customers based in Kurgan Region ordered caterpillar tracks for Chetra, a tractor made in Cheboksary. The first batch consisted of five sets of tracks, with three more sets to be delivered to customers in February.

The plant is also making tracks for one of China’s largest road-building vehicle manufacturers.

‘The caterpillar tracks we make for tractors from Cheboksary and China are different from those which our own tractors need. First of all, there’s the number of links in the chain. Chetra needs 39 of them, the Chinese models need 37. Then, the widths (that is, the distance between the links of the chain) differ too. The Chinese models require the narrowest kind. Finally, a narrow caterpillar track needs to be made lighter,’ says Alexander Artebyakin from the plant’s track department.

ChTZ started working on the new caterpillar tracks in January and had them delivered this month.

‘We actually used the same equipment we need for our serially produced tracks. No additional staff was needed for the purpose. Still, there were some challenges to overcome, but we managed. So now we know how to make these new products,’ Artebyakin says.

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