Zetor updates design of Major tractor


Zetor has announced it has started production on its newly-designed tractors. The first of the Major model range line of agricultural vehicles came off the assembly line at the Brno plant in Czech Republic last week.

The updated design plans had been presented by the company at the Agritechnica exhibition in Hannover, Germany, as early as November last year.

Marián Lipovský, managing director of Zetor Tractors, said, “Last year, we kept our promise and we presented the new Major with the implemented design at Agritechnica 2017. The new design has a strong aesthetic value and it proudly represents the new iconic vision of the Zetor brand. The negative incline of the bonnet, dominant mask shape, the location and shape of lamps and relocating the Zetor logo to the middle of the mask all together create a unique striking impression.

“We cannot also forget to mention the rear lamps which elegantly fit the fenders making a harmonious compact impressing. The new shape of the roof is practical in offering better view from the cabin.

“We are happy to confirm that its positive acceptance was beyond our expectations. The success of the new design is a proof that the implementation of the design to all model ranges is a step in the right direction. As a result of this, Proxima and Forterra in the new design will be launched next year.”

Both models updated
Production of both versions of the four-cylinder, 75hp tractor, the CL and HS, has begun at the Brno plant.

The CL version is a simple mechanical tractor with 12/12 transmission, whereas the HS version offers more comfort to the operator due to 24/12 transmission and maximum speed of 40km/h.

The transmission is equipped with two-stage torque multiplier and electro-hydraulic reverser which makes it possible to change the traveling direction under load. The lifting capacity of the CL model is 2,400kg; the HS version is able to lift up to 3,300kg.

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