Steiger Tiger ST 650
She has been sold and
a company near Glasgow is now the proud owner
You won't see something like this one
I've been asked if I would sell our
Steiger Tiger many times.
The stock answer was "NO",
it's my tonker toy.
After all where would I find something
to top it.
A 700 bhp tractor with only 1400 hours
on it, and eight Michelins to match.
However our acreage is now reduced, and
it barely gets warmed up before it's finished work for the year.
We've had it since 2005 and it has
clocked a total of only 415 hours since then,
and it's done all our primary
cultivations each year within those hours.
Says it all really.
Nice, but we don't need it.
It may well be the most powerful tractor in use in
Europe at the moment.
It has been developed and improved in that time, as
has the 9M Kvernland CTD cultivator bought for it.
This now has 31 tines on three rows, the
last two also fitted with 19" wings, and then the packer.
These 40mm square pigtails are no joke.
Something was needed capable of reaching
8" to 10" on one pass, and the KV tines wouldn't hack it.
The break back pressure they can take is
only 700kg on the point, as opposed to
1000kg for the pigtail tines.
The point and wing cutting edges are
Tungsten Carbide tipped, and the point faces are hard faced.
Last autumn this combination did 418acres (169 ha), - our
primary + autumn cultivation at 9" (23 cm).
The + being the stirring action and the press, leaving
only one light disc pass to do before the drill.
It took four part days and used 579 UK gal (or 695 US gal =
2630 litres) of fuel.
The soil was rather wet, which uses much more
At 68 pence per litre that cost £1788, which is £4.28
per acre (£10.57 per ha).
That's about £4.78/ac including costing the driver, and
we're still using the same points as last year.
They've been re-hard faced, and will go again next
The wings on the machine are still the originals .
We also had 93.6% of our total arable acreage drilled
The rest was either under water or already worked but a bit moist
Two miles away there was a field of wheat cut by
someone on 1st Nov.!....!
I'm no expert, but to me that looked fairly positive,
one looked over the hedge.
In the wet our system isn't going to
travel when a power harrow following the plough will.
However two days later things can turn
brown very cheaply and real quick.
Steiger Tiger S III ST 650. Retuned and
Now done a total of 1468 hours since new in 1979. (
Twin 710/75 R 34 Michelin XM 27.
Seven double acting hydraulic outlets.
Hydraulic powered brakes.
Now with 10 double work lights, effectively 20
halogen lights, and 160 amp alternator.
Six speed Alison Powershift with Torque converter.
6 Cyl, Cummins KTA 19 engine .
Approximately 705 bhp (509kw) @ 2100 rpm.
2328 lb/ft (3157 nm) @ 1400 rpm.
Safety Cab Approval and registration acquired for the UK.
Finished inside in Jaguar fawn faux leather .
The Tiger story
An unusual gem.
(for other anoraks)
2004. Found in a wood in Finland looking rather sad with right steps
missing and two flat tyres.
in 1979 to the Kirov Factory in St Petersburg for evaluation, to see if they
could be made under licence in Russia.
deal failed and the tractor was left until 2000 on a state farm with 160 hours
recorded where it did -
by an Estonian farming company who recorded a further 880 hours .
2002 it was acquired by a Finish collector and parked in the wood seen above.
arrived here having done a total of 1047 hours from new.
the then 470 bhp Tiger up front knew all about it being there !
metre Simba 23C discs towing 8.2 metre Galucho Tilthmaster .
6.5 mph but needs more tyre (and more grunt).
9m Kvernland CTD.
It has now done 1322 hours since new and now
been stripped and repainted in our own colours.
The engine has also been stripped,
checked out, and rebuilt
to exacting standards.
Now about 705 bhp + with Twin 710/75 x 34 Michelin XM 27
The Kvernland 9m CTD has
had its 21 tines replaced by 31, 40mm x 40mm pigtails tines
on three rows with 87 cm spacing. The working point spacing is 29cm.
cm wide Tungsten Carbide tipped points, 2 cm thick.
two rows also have 40 cm wide Tungsten Carbide tipped wings.
is followed by the packer rollers.
original tines had
700kg breakaway point pressure.
tines have a point pressure of in excess of 1000kg,
are capable of penetrating dry stubble on
our land to a
depth of 25 cm (10") in one pass.
purchased by a family owned contracting company near Glasgow.
were three large multinational companies, all interested at the end.
the nature and size of these companies slow their purchasing managers down,
the family owned contracting company moved much quicker.
there's only one of the item for sale, a purchaser needs to be more
looking for another suitable Tiger to treat in a similar way,
that we have a formula.
Tel. 01677 422158 Fax.
Mob. 07710 287147
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