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Legendary tractor now has air conditioning and GLONASS

July 13 2009

July 13, 1989 kicked off the longest rail journeys. Briton Alan Whitton visited during his long, 26,703-kilometer tour all

Acting as their 2362, railway stations of Great Britain. Journey champion lasted from July 13 to August 28, 1980.

July 13, 1985 its 90 th anniversary of the most noted old singer in the world - Mark Reizen. That he was recognized as the oldest opera singer, bass. Born in 1895, he was on stage celebrated its 90 th anniversary - the execution of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre Party Prince Gremin in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin".

July 13, 1962 Leningrad, now St. Petersburg Kirov tractor factory produced the first wheel tractor K-700 Kirovets. "Machine quickly became a legend. Then this tractor plant was not randomly chosen for the design and production of the most powerful in our time of agricultural tractor. One of the oldest Russian enterprises already in 1924, has managed to set up production tractors Fordson-Putilovets "so necessary in agriculture. By order of the government in 1961 in a very short period of time was developed and in July 1962 went to the fields of the country's first Russian wheeled tractor drawbar category 5, marked the beginning of a legendary dynasty of tractors Kirovets.

The first "Kirovtsy" had the engine power of 220 hp and can work with wide-tools that can improve the performance of work, compared to other tractors in 2,5-3 times. Year after year, the Kirov factory has been steadily expanding its production because the vehicles in the village - already in 1975 with the pipeline goes one hundred thousandth tractor K-700, and in the same year began manufacturing tractors K-701 engine, 300 hp In 1985 the gates of the plant comes already 300000th Kirovets. In the early 90's designers developed a whole range of equipment (tractors, road construction and forestry machines based on a specially designed tractor K-702 and TO-703).

Very quickly mark Kirovets became known not only to agricultural workers, but also builders, gas industry workers, oil workers, and many others, where the technique Kirovets found a wide application, due to its reliability and endurance. Name Kirovets over the years has become a household name, symbolizing the power and strength.

Manufactured for many years equipment (tractors and other machines based on them) repeatedly modernized, improved, increasing their power and improved comfort. In the mid-90's to replace the honored veterans of the K-700 and K-701 plant develops a new modification of "Kirovtsa" K-744. In the development of new tractors were used the most recent achievements of both Russian and foreign science. For every tractor factory now installs air conditioning, reliable hydraulics, cabin with panoramic windows, and much more, which improves the working conditions of the car. At the request of the customers is planned to install and GLONASS - for better control of the agricultural work.

The last K-700 off the assembly line in January 2002, replaced by a series of "Kirovtsev" with indices K-744R (250 and 300 hp), K-744R1 (300 hp) and K-744R2 ( 350 hp). Today the plant is being tested a new tractor K-745 - 8 th grade hauling capacity from 420 to 495 hp

July 13, 1985 in London (UK) and Philadelphia (USA) at the same time the concerts «Live Aid» - a famine relief in Africa.The organizer of the famous event was the leader of the group «Boomtown Rats» Bob Geldof, who managed to attract the participation of such stars as Mick Jagger, Madonna, Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and Bob Dylan.

On television, that famous view looked over half a billion viewers in 160 countries. But the USSR was almost the only country that had refused to show the concert.

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