The six-cylinder engine with a maximum output of up to 171 horsepower provides the tractor with enough power to easily handle heavy-duty deployment.
In the wind and rain. In winter and summer. In the daytime and at night. ZETOR CRYSTAL does not wait for ideal conditions. It supplies the maximum power on every occasion.
Every tractor sometimes needs to refuel, but ZETOR will surprise you with its low consumption. The spare parts are reasonably priced, and you can get quick and high-quality service all over the world.
The CRYSTAL – a reliable partner for hard work. Its powerful engine will not let you down. It is easy to operate it. You will feel comfortable and will have a good view from the spacious cab.
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Vážany nad Litavou is a town with long farming history. The farm itself used to keep several farming animals before the year 1990; however, there was no soil to farm. ‘In 1970s, we used ZETOR 25 A and then, from 1986 on, Zetor 4011,’ the story goes. After 1990, the farm was equipped with new machinery. They currently farm 189 hectares of land and specialise in crop growing. They grow wheat both for food and forage, barley and since 2018 also grass and alfalfa for hay and haylage production. Previously, also rapeseed and pea were grown.
Another milestone in the farm’s history was the year 2004 when the area of lands started to grow larger. This required new farming machinery with higher power. They bought new ZETOR FORTERRA 11441 (by purchasing a front loader Trac-Lift 260 SLi for this tractor they have had no problems with handling material, hay and so on) and ZETOR FORTERRA HD 150 (mainly for heavy-duty field jobs) from an authorized dealer, Ehl, s.r.o. company. From BOHATEC s.r.o. company, also an authorized ZETOR dealer, they bought another tractor, new ZETOR FORTERRA 12441. Mostly, the tractor works with a sprayer NAPA 24 and spreader RM 071.
The Hložek brothers appreciate ZETOR tractors for their low-cost service, availability of spare parts and straightforward technical design. Their patriotism is another good reason. They say that they have never been let down by ZETOR tractors that can be relied on even in the toughest conditions.
The Venekamp family has farmed the same farm for several generations. They currently own 65 hectares of land and keep 100 dairy cows and 50 small animals. Henri’s grandfather bought his first ZETOR 3011 tractor in 1955. Henri himself bought his first ZETOR (model 7711) in the 1990s. Over the years, this has led to an interesting ZETOR collection consisting of a dozen vintage machines as well as newer FORTERRA HSX 140 and PROXIMA HS 120 tractors.
Henri Venekamp does almost all the work on the farm himself. He says FORTERRA is excellent for mowing, ploughing and fertilising the fields, while PROXIMA for feeding the cows and also for working with the silage cutter, for example, and ZETOR 7711 for raking grass clippings. ’In short, ZETOR is suitable for every job,’ he says. He would not consider any other brand; for him and his family, ZETOR has always been the obvious choice. The fact that there used to be a ZETOR dealer about a kilometre from the farm helped.
The farm is currently testing new ZETOR CRYSTAL HD 170. ’I’m really curious to see what CRYSTAL offers. From what I have seen and tried so far, I am very pleasantly surprised,’ he says. ’The tractor runs really well, the gearshift is comfortable and the cab is impressive. In addition, the tractor looks really good.’ We believe that the user-friendliness of the tractor together with its design will convince Henri this time again
George organic farm is located in Jerlochovice at the outskirts of the town of Fulnek. It produces high-quality veal and beef meat and farms on 310 hectares of permanent pastures. The farm keeps top stud bulls of the Simmental breed and produces first-rate marbled meat of the Hereford breed. It is proud to have been awarded the certificates of Ecological Farming and Product of Ecological Farming. The farm is equipped with farming machinery of the ZETOR brand that makes their work easier and is friendly to the environment. Efficient design and economical operation help to save energy.
‘It is our main focus to keep our customers satisfied,’ says Jiří Ševčík, the owner of George Farm. And this makes a common ground with us. Customer satisfaction is the most important target for ZETOR as well. Thus, cooperation of the two brands is beneficial for both of them.
Jobs around the farm are done with four ZETOR tractors, which are taken good care. They are PROXIMA PLUS 105 from 2008, three years younger PROXIMA POWER 115. The most powerful tractor until recently was FORTERRA HD 150 from 2016. In 2021 Mr Ševčík extended his ZETOR fleet, with the most powerful and best-equipped tractors of the ZETOR portfolio: CRYSTAL HD 170. Due to longer wheelbase, higher weight and engine power, CRYSTAL is more convenient for ploughing. Mr Ševčík is really satisfied with the new helper
All tractors of the ZETOR brand on the George Farm were distributed by MITRENGA a.s. company. And how does Mr Ševčík assess CRYSTAL HD 170? Due to better performance and improved drag, CRYSTAL can work with tools with a bigger reserve. Mr Ševčík appreciates that this lowers the wear of both the tractor and the tool. Another positive fact is that speed can be kept between 7 and 10 kph at constant pace of 1,300-1,500 rpm even with the plough. This decreases fuel consumption to the lowest level, below 200 g/kWh.
The six-cylinder engines with a high maximum output of up to 171 horsepower allow the maximum-duty deployment of the tractor. All CRYSTAL tractor engines are based on the tried-and-tested concept of four-stroke, six-cylinder compression-ignition engines equipped with 24 valves and Common Rail injection.View details
The new generation of CRYSTAL is equipped with the energy-saving ECO 40 transmission and comfortable bowden shifting. The gearbox is designed with an emphasis on simple operation, logical gear-shifting pattern and low losses in transmitting high power. The long life has been well-proven over many years.
Modernized tractor is equipped with an economical six-cylinder DEUTZ TCD 6.1 L6 engine with a maximum power output of 171 HP. The engine comply with the newest EU Stage V emission regulations. However, the biggest changes took place in the cabin. CRYSTAL is equipped with a new controller for work lights and beacons control and has a LED package with 4 roof lights (8 as an option) and 2 spotlights. Other innovations include completely new A/C and heating system. Last but not least, customers will appreciate new roof which offers even better view on the front loader thanks to its indented shape and new sunroof.
Tractor of the Year 2020 for CRYSTAL HD
Golden Ear 2018 for ZETOR CRYSTAL HD
ZETOR CRYSTAL 160 was nominated among the final three tractors in the middle class in the prestigious award granted by expert journalists in Germany
Zlatý klas 2015 for ZETOR CRYSTAL 160