ZETOR PROXIMA tractors are the universal and reliable helpers that can be found in many small and medium-sized farms, forests, and municipalities. The main reason for their popularity is low fuel consumption, high reliability, and simplicity of construction, which is reflected in the overall low operating costs. This year, the PROXIMA model will undergo several innovations and functional improvements. The most important change is located under the bonnet, where we can now find a new four-cylinder turbocharged Deutz engine with an output of 97-125 HP, which meets the Stage V emission standard. The new PROXIMA will be presented to the public for the first time from March 18 to 20 in Poland at the International Fair of Agricultural Techniques AGROTECH in Kielce. The modernized model will be released to the first customers at the end of this year.
The first PROXIMA was launched in 2004. Since that time, more than 36,000 of them have been produced and work all around the world. It is currently one of the most popular ZETOR models. For its 18th birthday this year, PROXIMA will receive several functional improvements that will make it even more attractive for customers. So, what are these innovations?
"The most fundamental change is the transition to Stage V emission grade with a four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine TCD 3.6 with an output of 97-125 HP from DEUTZ AG," says Marek Buchar, technical director of ZETOR TRACTORS a.s. “Compliance with the Stage V emission standard is ensured by a particulate filter (DPF) together with exhaust gas recirculation, selective catalytic reduction (SCR), and oxidation catalyst (DOC). The engine is equipped with a modern Common-Rail injection system. At first glance, most customers will also notice the new exhaust pipe and significantly smoother and quieter engine operation."
There will continue to be three model lines available: PROXIMA CL, PROXIMA GP, and the most powerful PROXIMA HS. The tractor offers, among other things, improved controls on the dashboard a urea tank with a capacity of 21 l, or a transmission oil clogging indicator. It is easily accessible under the tractor cabin and allows the operator to easily and quickly check the oil purity.
“In front of the cabin, there is also a newly available compressed air outlet, which brings the possibility of more comfortable cleaning of the coolers. But it can also be used, for example, to inflate tires. On request, PROXIMA can be equipped with an external lockable toolbox, which has improved fixing and higher load capacity,” continues Marek Buchar.
PROXIMA is popular for its simplicity, reliability, and economy. The new modernized series is still built on these pillars, plus meets the new requirements and needs of ZETOR brand customers.
“Tractors in the PROXIMA model range have always been a reliable and versatile helper. We believe that the premiere of the innovated PROXIMA will be successful and we look forward to presenting it to the public at trade fairs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The first customers can look forward to the modernized model at the end of this year," said Petr Konštacký, Director of Sales and Marketing at ZETOR TRACTORS.