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ZETOR FORTERRA HD SHORTLISTED FOR ‘TRACTOR OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

 You wait for 70 years when, suddenly, for the first time in the company’s history, one of the new generation of Zetor tractors – the Forterra HS 140 - is included in the shortlist of finalists from which the international ‘Tractor of the Year 2017’ award winner is chosen.
 
Proving how much Zetor has advanced and modernised - thanks to smarter design, enhanced features and specifications, and a greater use of new technology – the inclusion of Zetor alongside many of the big names in European and international tractor manufacturing is evidence that the Czech tractor maker is now producing models capable of going head-to-head with the very best the industry has to offer.
 
Chosen from a shortlist of seven models assessed by an independent jury of 25 specialist agricultural equipment journalists, the seven models from which the winner was chosen were:
 
Zetor Forterra HD 140
Fendt 516 Vario
Case IH Optum 300 CVX
Deutz-Fahr 6215 RCshift
Steyr 4145 Profi CVT
Massey Ferguson 67185
McCormick X8.680 VT-Drive

Noteworthy amongst them was the inclusion of the Zetor Forterra HD, the first occasion in the 70 years history of Zetor that one of their models made it into the final shortlist.

Remembering also the rigorous examination and testing to which every qualifying tractor is subjected by a jury whose professional lives are given over to reviewing every new tractor from a customer’s point of view, their decision to include the Forterra in their final shortlist is testament indeed to the fact that Zetor is now a worthy competitor in what is a very discerning marketplace
 
Outright winner was the Case IH Optum 300 CVX.  In other categories, the Deutz-Fahr 6215 RCshift took the award for ‘Best Design’ while in two other categories - Best Utility and Best of Specialised – winners were the New Holland TS.120 and the Antonio Carraro Tony 9800 TR respectively.
 
Held annually since 1998, the international award is decided by writers from 23 European countries, including Ireland.
 
In allocating their awards, jury members evaluate each machine, emphasising technical aspects, design ergonomics, quality of the machine, and performance in actual working conditions.
 
The awards ceremony was held during the recent EIMA International Agricultural Exhibition in Bologna, Italy.

Zetor FORTERRA HD 140

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