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Misigin 29343 78 Bizon Super Z056 either
Bizon Super Z056
This has the 2nd style of cab to be fitted to the Z056, from
1987 until the end of production in 1992. A cab was optional
on the Z056.
Re: Bizon Super Z056
I like this version of ZO56. Unfortunately, one can see Zo56
with cab very seldom in Poland :-(
It was relatively expensive to buy Z056 with a cab so if
someone had enough money, he bought Z058.
Alex, I have a question. What does Z0 stand for?
Re: Bizon Super Z056
I wouldn't say that it is very rare to see a Z056 with a cab
in Poland, but they are in the minority.

I don't agree that if someone had enough money for a 56 with
a cab, they would buy a 58. The price difference between the
two was considerable. A second cousin of mine (a private
farmer) put his name down for a Bizon about 20 years ago.
Not long afterwards he was offered a 58, but turned it down
because the price was 9 million zlotys, while the price of a
56 was 6 million zlotys, but none were available. (He later
regretted this, because the hyper-inflation that Poland
experienced during the 1980s would have written off the bank
loan in a fairly short space of time). Even though the 58
had a higher output than the 56, this didn't justify a 50%
higher price. This helps to explain why just 961 58s were
built between 1980 & 1984, compared to 21,256 56s in the
same period. When state farms were allocated their annual
budgets, they could buy three 56s, or a 56 plus a tractor,
instead of one 58. Later on, the price difference shrank and
sales of 58s picked up.

As for the meaning of Z0, I haven't got a clue! It was to
have been KZS-3, following on from the Vistula (the Bizon's
predecessor). I'll be posting a picture as proof!

P.S. I'm glad Poland chopped four 0s off the currency a few
years ago!
Re: Bizon Super Z056
I do come from Eastern Poland. To see Z056 with a cab is a
success!!! really. I live in Swietokrzyskie District where
the farms are small and that was why every GROSZ (Polish
currency; 100 GROSZ-y =1 ZLOTY=EUR=0,25) was counted.

I see another problem concerning low output of Z058 in our
region. Leaking brakes, hybraulic mechanisms of grain pipe,
Even now, it is extremly difficult to buy spare parts to
Z058. One has to drive more than 300 km. to Plock (factory)
or to Radom (subsidary; only basic parts).
Are You sure that the difference in output is 50%?
Re: Bizon Super Z056
I'm surprised you had to travel so far to get Z058 parts.
Many parts are interchangeable with the Z056. I didn't say
that the output of a 58 is 50% higher than a 56. I said that
20 years ago the price was 50% higher. I think the output is
about 10-15% higher.
Re: Bizon Super Z056
I am terribely sorry for misunderstanding concerning output
Many parts to Z058 are interchangeable with the Z056 but the
rest is really hard to be found. That's why, farmers
prefered to have machine much cheaper, only 10-15% less
efficient and easy to be repaired. What's more, Z056 is
smaller and leighter so more suitable for small fields and
narrow roads in Eastern Poland.
The spare parts for Z056 are expensive but fortunately easy
to be bought :-)

I didn't say
that the output of a 58 is 50% higher than a 56. I said that
20 years ago the price was 50% higher. I think the output is
about 10-15% higher.
Re: Bizon Super Z056
Rekordy Z058 i Gigatny Z060,1 i Z083 były przeznaczone dla PGRów. Rolnicy indywidualni sporadycznie kupowali nawet nowy Z056. Rozkułaczenie za Stalina sprawiło iż w Polsce w tamtym okresie nie było rolników z dużą ilością ziemi. Na tyle dużą aby kupować własny kombajn. Ponadto kombajn kosztował tyle, że pozwolić sobie na niego mógł jedynie ten co wygrał w totka.
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