The coming months will see the launch of the ArmaTrac tractor brand across Ireland.

Manufactured by Erkunt Tractor Industry Inc in Turkey, the models on offer should be of interest to livestock farmers wanting a versatile tractor, capable of carrying out yard work, grassland management and feeding operations.

The ArmaTrac 1004 has a rating of 102 horsepower: the equivalent figure for the 1104 model is 113 horsepower. Both models will come with a pickup hitch as standard: the inclusion of an ArmaTrac front end loading shovel will be an optional extra with both models.

So what makes the ArmaTrac range different? “We know that we will be operating within a very competitive sector of the market,” said Erkunt’s managing director Zeynep Erkunt Armagan.

“But we like a challenge. We are offering farmers in Ireland a combination of tremendous performance and reliability. A case in point is the excellent transmission system that features across the entire ArmaTrac range.”

As a company, Erkunt has a history stretching back over 60 years. The business was initially established to supply cast metal parts to the Turkish construction and automotive sectors.

In the Nineties, the business became the strategic partner of some of the world’s most influential automotive companies – including CAT Group, AGCO Sisu Diesel, Volvo, Cummins, Perkins, IVECO, Valtra, MAN, Deutz, and ZF. Today, Erkunt employs a workforce of 1500, and serves its customers with its two foundries and two machine shops.

“Customers in Northern Ireland will be guaranteed the highest standards of service from ArmaTrac.” The managing director concluded: “ArmaTrac tractors are tremendously suited to farming conditions in Ireland and the UK.”

Here’s a clip of its range as exported to Australia. Irish YouTube demonstrations from the company will follow shortly. 

Image courtesy of ArmaTrac