Zetor Tractors announced it's expanding its portfolio of four tractor series to a total of six. In 2013, Zetor expanded its portfolio with the Major series and added the new Crystal model in 2015. In addition, a “Zetor by Pininfarina” design concept and the latest six-cylinder Crystal tractor were announced. And, visitors at the recent Agitechnica trade fair in Hanover, Germany, saw the prototype of a three-cylinder tractor with an output of 49 horsepower. That model will serve as the base for the fifth series.
“Our goals for the upcoming years are quite clear — expand our product portfolio and secure Zetor’s position in key markets. We are responding to any design requirements our customers may have, which is why we have presented a number of new products and design features. While expanding our model series, we are not forgetting to innovate our current product range. The brand’s strategy and direction also provides an opportunity to new partners we would like to approach,” says Adam Žert, director of sales and marketing at Zetor Tractors.
Visitors to the Agritechnica fair had the opportunity to see the latest arrival from June: the six-cylinder Crystal tractor, which delivers 144 or 163 horsepower. The new model excels in ease of handling and low operating and maintenance costs.
Apart from the Zetor by Pininfarina design study, the Hannover fair also presented a three-cylinder tractor with an output of 50 horsepower that will serve as the basis for the new fifth model line. The company also announced its plans to expand the current Major model series.
Fifth Model Line is Coming
The Agritechnica fair saw the presentation of the prototype of a three-cylinder tractor that will be the basis of the fifth model line of Zetor Tractors. The prototype features a three-cylinder engine that delivers 49 horsepower. The tractor will use a mechanical gearbox with full synchronization, eight forward and eight reverse gears and a maximum speed of 30 kph (about 18 mph). The new three-cylinder engines are suitable especially for small farms and hobby farmers.
Plans to Expand the Major Series
Zetor Tractors has announced the expansion of the Major series with two new products. They will be available with four-cylinder engines delivering 75.3 horsepower and several gearbox variants. The machines will feature either a gearbox with 12 forward and 12 reverse gears or a gearbox with 24 forward and 12 reverse gears, which will be operated via a two-stage torque multiplier (PowerShift) and a hydraulic shuttle (PowerShuttle). Redesign of the controls also has been mentioned. A novel feature is the second seat. All new models will have a 120-liter tank and a maximum speed of 40 kph (about 25 mph). New products will be used especially on small farms focused on rearing animals.
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