Brno, February 14, 2017 – ZETOR, the European tractor brand, again introduces its machines in one of the biggest farming shows in the USA – National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) which takes place on February 15-18, in Louisville, Kentucky. This will be the premiere of the innovated tractors of the FORTERRA model range with TIER IV FINAL emission standard in the USA. The tractor was highly praised in Europe making the finals of the prestigious European competition Tractor of the Year 2017 hosted by professional journalists from the most respected farming magazines in Europe.
Representatives of its subsidiary ZETOR NORTH AMERICA, ZETOR will present the innovated FORTERRA HD the most sophisticated tractor to date. Visitors can also see other models of the ZETOR brand portfolio, including PROXIMA, PROXIMA POWER and MAJOR tractors. In addition to tractors, ZETOR will also be presenting mower and loader models, displaying them together with tractors.
“The innovated FORTERRA range is being exhibited for the first time at the National Farm Machinery Show. In respect of total North American sales, FORTERRA is the most popular tractor, mainly due to its size, strength and versatility. Therefore, we believe that the innovations will attract visitors of the show,” says Vladimír Blaškovič, President of ZETOR NORTH AMERICA.
At the ZETOR stand located at Booth #7401, the visitors can become familiar with the tractors and equipment plus learn more about the ZETOR brand.
ZETOR NORTH AMERICA, based in Jacksonville, Florida, has been responsible for sales in the USA and Canada since 2004 but Zetor tractors have been sold in these markets since 1993. Company strategy is to strengthen the position of the ZETOR brand in North America and the markets of Central and South America.
“ZETOR NORTH AMERICA has primarily focused on the sale of ZETOR tractors in North America. In the recent year, however, we successfully expanded to South American markets. The ZETOR brand has entered the markets of Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Uruguay,” says Robert Todt, Sales and Marketing Director of ZETOR TRACTORS a.s. as he specifies the business targets in the USA.
During the four days of the show, the 52nd National Farm Machinery Show offers a complete selection of the best farming products, equipment and services by world-known brands. Housing 860 exhibitors, NFMS is the largest indoor exhibition show in the country. Apart from the latest products, visitors can participate in seminars hosted by farming professionals free of charge.
FORTERRA HD 150 is the top-of-the-line model FORTERRA series model. Compared to other FORTERRA tractors, it has stronger and heavier powertrain, 150 HP engine, advanced electronic controls located on the right side of the cab and available front axle with spring suspension.
The high efficiency 16-valve 4-cylinder engine is designed and manufactured in-house and is compliant with in TIER 4 final emission standards.
FORTERRA HD transmission is also a Zetor product and has five synchronized gears in two ranges, three-speed power shift with manual or automatic shifting and electro-hydraulic power shuttle , for total of 30 speeds forward and 30 reverse.
The electronically controlled three-point hitch has 19,000 lbs lift capacity. The 23 GPM main pump supplies oil to advanced four-spool digitally controlled remote valve with flow control.
The new headland management system links together steering, PTO, three-point hitch, front wheel drive and front and rear differential lock functions.