Zetor branches out into balers

Zetor baler

Czech Republic tractor maker Zetor is known in the UK almost exclusively for its tractors. However it is offering a round baler for the first time this year, thanks to a tie-up with Italian maker Tonutti.

Three models are available, all producing 1.2m bales but with fixed and variable chamber options. There’s also a choice of mechanical and electric activation for the netting and stringing. A disc mower and possibly even a trailer may also be offered.

Zetor UK also said that that farmer reception to the new small Major tractor had been very encouraging. An initial batch of 12 machines have nearly all been bought and the company has revised its sales forecast for 2013 from 40 to 70 machines.

Retail price for the Major is £28,517 and customers are said to have warmed to the simple, spacious cab and no-nonsense controls.

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