Privately held
Industry Heavy equipment
Founded 1946
Headquarters Brno, Czech Republic
Products Agriculture, Consumer & Commercial Equipment, Engines
Revenue 4.081 billion CZK (2012)[1]
Number of employees
872 (2012)
Website www.zetor.com
Zetor Forterra

Zetor is a tractor manufacturer based in Brno in the Czech Republic. Until 1990 it was a subsidiary of Zbrojovka Brno. The name itself arose in 1946 from merging "Zet" from the logo of Zbrojovka and the last two letters of the word tractor.[2] While Zetor is a Czech company, versions of its tractors are assembled in numerous countries including Argentina, Burma (Myanmar), India, Iraq, Uruguay and Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa).

Zetor has pioneered various innovations throughout its history. It was the first manufacturer in the world, which for tractors developed and introduced safety cabins.[3]

Zetor now produces four model lines of tractors: Major, Proxima, Forterra and Crystal. Power varies between 60 and 170 hp.[4]


a. ^ The 'birth certificate' of the first Zetor tractor (Z25) is reportedly dated March 15, 1946, and the Zetor trademark reportedly registered by the Czechoslovakian Chamber of Commerce on August 15, 1946.

References and further reanding

  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 2, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  2. Origins of the name Zetor, Basic information: history, Zetor.com, retrieved 27 June 2011
  3. "Historie traktoru ZETOR".
  4. "Zetor products". Zetor Portal. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
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