Zetor Tractors, one of the leading Czech manufacturers of agricultural technology, unveiled its top new Forterra HSX at this year’s Techagro trade fair in Brno, Czech Republic.
The Zetor Forterra HSX universal agricultural wheel tractor continues Zetor’s line of time-tested tractors and is designed for aggregration with agricultural machinery and industrial adapters. One of the Forterra HSX’s main innovative features is its reverse gear, which provides greater ease in tractor control.
The new synchronized transmission offers 30 gears for forward and reverse driving and also has a three-stage automatic torque multiplier. The main innovation is the Power Shuttle — smooth, fully automated reverse controlled by a lever under the steering wheel.
The engine features high durability, low fuel consumption and also a particulate filter to reduce emissions. High performance is also guaranteed by a modified cylinder head, modified intake ducts and a new fuel injection system. This tractor uses a unique new automatic three-point suspension control system, HitchTronic.
Reduced transmission of noise and vibrations to the driver's cabin also helps improve user comfort. When designing the new model, Zetor optimized the cab suspension on silent-block shock absorbers and also used new combined flooring materials. Driving safety is enhanced for example by a switch placed in the driver’s seat, which prevents the engine from starting or the tractor from moving off unless the driver is seated on the seat. Due to its power, Forterra HSX can work with tools for deeper cuts. The tractor can also be aggregated with combinations of agricultural equipment, which reduces the number of field traverses. This model can use a wide range of tyres, including low-profile ones.
Techagro 2012 was an opportunity to introduce the new model to the public. Serial production of the Zetor Forterra HSX will be launched this June.