Traktory | Zetor
Since the years was all I could read of the history I gather the tractor production may have started after WWII. Mine seemed to show a lot for German engineering. It had the split heads so you did not have to pull but one cylinder head at a time.
History - ZETOR TRACTORS a. s.
Here's some in English..
I guess the ones I remember were much older than these. Our models looked more like these:
Not much to look at but man those things were un-killable!
1.1 billion is a lot of tractors built and sold around the world since 1946. This is one reason I rate Zetor has one of the top three builders of tractors in value. It is unreal how they can transfer so much weight from the implements to the rear drive wheels.
The top photo was very similar to my 1992. It was the lower to the ground version with a down draft exhaust and muffler set up.
We have bought 3 zetors (all used) for work on our sheep farm: a 6911, 7045, and 5211, and still have them today. the brakes, electrical, and fuel filter "mesh" were our only gripes, otherwise they have been very tough, reliable, and economical tractors. just a few years ago we bought a Claas tractor brand new and have had issues with the fuel pump and clutch which cost us around 1800euro for repairs alone in a tractor which had done only 1400hrs (not to mention the excessive cost of special oils and filters for maintenance). if we'd had known any better we would have just bought the new forterra's or proximas. the new zetor majors look like a nice tractor, but they are using the same tranny as the competition (carraro transmission) so they are no longer a "heavier" tractor for their class. overall very underrated tractors...
Thanks for the review... I ve had my Zetor close to a month and Ive had a couple problems with the battery not holding a charge... if I try to crank it for more than two 30sec intervals I have to charge the battery. I was told it was a new battery(the problem Im having might be why it's a new battery). I then realized if I hand pump the injector pump it will start quicker, the past few times Ive done this I didnt have to charge the battery to complet the start up, I have an aftermarket electric fuel/transfer pump too I thought it would compensate for the hand pump? Ive been having to hand pump in an <24hr period after running... do I have a vac leak? the hand pump doesnt get hard either... even after 20 pumps... is this normal? thanks
I was kinda thinking the after market LP could be restricting flow.... I need to do some testing to find out... Thanks for the info .... Seems like there's always trial and error with any new equipment :)