Zetor's Forterra roadshows set to display innovative 150hp model
Published 09/07/2014 | 02:30
As a curtain-raiser to the launch later this year of their new, top-of-the range Forterra 150HD, four main Zetor dealers are being visited by a roadshow at which a pre-introduction model of the 150HD will be displayed alongside models from the Proxima and recently-introduced 80hp Major ranges.
Beginning today in Co Armagh at the TH Troughton dealership in Poyntzpass, the roadshow will continue to Gurteen Agricultural College for an event hosted by Rainbow Engineering of Ferbane this Thursday.
Following that it's on to the Mullingar Agricultural Show for an event hosted by PF Gill of Edenderry on Sunday, July 13th and finally ending at Eardly Agricultural Services on Hebron Road, Kilkenny on Monday, July 14th.
The new Forterra HD series is equipped with an economical 16-valve four-cylinder Zetor engine which the firm claims has class-leading low specific fuel consumption (these engines are already used for the HSX models).
The flagship Forterra HD 150 employs an in-line injection pump with electronic control. Unlike a mechanically operated controller, the electronic controller cuts fuel consumption and optimises torque.
The two smaller models, the Forterra 130 and 140, take their power from the same 4.1-litre four-cylinder 16-valve Stage IIIB Zetor engines used in comparable Forterra HSX tractors.
Inside the cab, a major innovation for the Forterra HD series is the multiple-function control panel.