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Source: Zetor news release

Late last year, ZETOR TRACTORS a.s., the European manufacturer of farming tractors, presented two new tractor models. Thus, the portfolio of ZETOR tractors was extended by powers from 40 to 70 hp. They are universal tractors with outstanding maneuverability and wide use in farming, breeding, and road maintenance; they are also ideal for hobby farmers and in horticulture. The new tractors were born to work with front loaders.

The presented tractors (MAJOR HT 45 and MAJOR HS 65) are universal tractors with great maneuverability. They can be widely used in light-duty farming and ground works, by hobby farmers, in horticulture, orchards and parks, sports grounds and road maintenance. They are ideal for work with front loaders. For this reason, ZETOR also extended the offer of ZETOR SYSTEM front loaders by the ZC range which is suitable for MAJOR HT tractors.

"In the area of total sales, the American market is dominated by tractors with horsepower below 80 hp which we were not offering until the end of last year. For this reason, ZETOR extended their portfolio by tractors which can be used in road maintenance and petty hobby jobs. We focused on the benefits that the users of the red tractors got used to, i.e. low operation costs, ideal combination of power, performance and robustness and wide use," says Mike Boucher, Director of Sales & Operations, ZETOR NORTH AMERICA.

The heart of the MAJOR HT range is a four-cylinder engine with power of 43 hp meeting TIER 4 FINAL emission standard. Hydrostatic transmission with three stages can be easily controlled by the operator through two gas and one brake pedal. The maximum speed is 17.7 mph.

The system of wet brakes turns this tractor into a safe working tool which meets safety standards. Hydrostatic steering and hydraulics (both internal and external circuits) employ two oil pumps with the capacity of 14.5 gpm. Such capacity is sufficient to work with front loaders and other equipment. The tractors are equipped with air-conditioning that improves the operator's comfort during hot weather.

MAJOR HS 65 is equipped with 4-cylinder engine with the power of 67 hp meeting TIER 4 FINAL emission standard. The tractor employs a mechanic transmission with 24 forward and 24 reverse gears. It is equipped with PowerShuttle, i.e. a reverser which makes it possible to change direction under load. The maximum speed is 20.2 mph. Just like MAJOR HT, this tractor is equipped with the system of wet brakes. In the hydraulic and steering circuits, there are two independent oil pumps with the capacity of 16.1 gpm. The tractor is also equipped with air-conditioning.

ZETOR, the European tractor manufacturer founded in 1946, has been selling tractors, loaders and implements in the North American market for 40 years with sales of over 29,000 tractors. The larger models, Major, Proxima and Forterra, are offered with horsepower ranging from 80 to 150 hp. ZETOR SYSTEM equipment includes front loaders. For more information on new products by the ZETOR brand, visit www.zetorna.com

On ZETOR TRACTORS a.s. Company
ZETOR TRACTORS a.s. is the manufacturer of ZETOR tractors. The production premises are located in Czech Republic in Europe. Currently, there are 650 members of staff in Czech and another 100 abroad where ZETOR is represented by six subsidiaries (affiliations): in the UK, France, Germany, Poland, North America, and India. 85 % of total production is for export. Apart from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Ireland, Germany, the UK, France, and the USA are among traditional markets of the brand.

In 2016, the ZETOR brand was celebrating its 70th anniversary. During its existence, it has sold more than 1.3 million tractors to 136 countries of the world. To its customers, ZETOR offers an ideal balance of quality and price of their products. The Company's own production and development center in Czech ensures continuous innovation of tractors: they offer the best combination of strength and engine power, easy and practical design and excellent operation effectiveness.

The current portfolio of the ZETOR brand comprises tree tractor model ranges (MAJOR, PROXIMA, FOTERRA) with power ranging from 40 to 150 hp. Another extension of the model ranges with higher power is planned for the future. At AGRITECHNICA 2017 exhibition, the Company presented the first MAJOR model range in the unique and attractive ZETOR design which shall gradually be applied to all ZETOR tractors.

In addition to tractors, the Company produces and sells engines and tractor components. Among other things, the offer includes of front loaders ZETOR SYSTEM and original ZETOR oils. ZETOR also provides services in the area of service and sale of spare parts; the Company is able to deliver requested components anywhere in the world.

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