Russians reveal big RSM 2400 Series tractors

Looking a lot like the Versatile 405 many North American farmers enjoy, the RSM 2400 is big by European standards, assembled in Russia, it opts for a 12x4 Quadshift transmission for durability and efficiency. The engine remains a Cummins. The new tractor debuted last month at the Agritechnica show in Germany. |  Chris McCullough photo

HANNOVER, Germany — Making its international debut at Agritechnica was the Russian-built RSM 2400 tractor from farm equipment manufacturer Rostselmash, and the big machine drew a lot of attention.

There are two tractors in the RSM 2000 series — the RSM 2375 and RSM 2400 — both powered by Cummins engines.

Unlike most of Rostselmash tractors from other series, the RSM 2000 machines come solely with a manual transmission for maximum performance.

For the European market, the tractor is available with the Cummins X12, 405 horsepower engine, a Tier 5 compliant unit, and the Quadshift 12-4 manual transmission, ensures optimal horsepower-to-traction ratio. Until this offering, the tractor appears to share all of its DNA with the North American Versatile 405 tractor made in Winnipeg.

The high-performance 230 litre per minute hydraulic system with five pairs of couplings available for connection, a low-pressure backflow coupling and a Power Beyond kit allows attaching almost any air cart or row-crop seeders.

The big RSM 2400 tractor has an open frame design articulating up to 42 degrees horizontally and up to a total of 30 degrees vertically.

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