Local importer introduces new Dongfeng ZB 65 tractor to lineup

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Chinese tractor brand Dongfeng's ZB65 tractor which features a larger 65hp engine has reached Australian shores via Queensland distributor Midway Sales.

The new model's larger horsepower engine means users can perform more durable tasks around the farm. It possesses the power for a large four-in-one bucket option with a one-tonne lift capacity, allowing users to lift more dirt or fit an optional forklift attachment to move heavy goods.

Users can also drive a wide six-foot slasher to reduce mowing time and generally fit larger implements to the three-point linkage due to the 1,200kg lifting capacity.

Prices for the new model start at $21,950, with a four-in-one bucket model costing $25,950.

Midway Sales Director Scott Spring-Brown says customers can get their hands on the new tractor without any extra costs that are added to other brands.

"The Dongfeng range is perfectly streamlined," he says.

"The tractors are fully assembled and four-in-one bucket models are factory fitted. They are QC passed in China by our own full-time quality control staff."

Spring-Brown explains that once the tractors arrive in Australia, all they have to do is conduct a final safety check and the tractors are then ready to be sent off to work.

"There are no middleman dealer costs, no elaborate pre-delivery charges-just great prices and a great warranty," he says.

In addition to the ZB 65 there are three smaller models- the ZB25, ZB35 and ZB45. Prices start at $9,950 without bucket and $13,950 with four-in-one buckets.

Dongfeng's ZB range

All Dongfengs are powered by proven direct injected diesel engines.

The transmission is taken care of with a simple, manual 4-speed gear box with high and low range. It possesses the same power plant and drive train that has been utilised in the venerable East Wind brand which the Dongfeng range came from.  

The ZB range comes with a three-point linkage system and PTO which enables all kinds of implements to be fitted; from slashers to grader blades to get various jobs done.

Safety is covered with an Australian Certified folding roll-over protective structure (ROPS), PTO shaft guard and retractable seatbelt - plus a clutch engaged safety switch to prevent accidental take offs when starting.

The main feature in this range is the factory fitted four-in-one bucket. It allows users to scoop, blade, level as well as grab items.

On top of the standard function of moving soil, gravel and mulch, the bucket can also be used to scrape soil or grab items by opening and closing the bucket. Opening the bucket exposes the blade for scraping and pushing soil while closing the bucket over an object gives the ability to grab-a handy feature for shifting branches etc.

The bucket range, which consists of the BL-25, BL-35, BL-45 and BL-65 has lifting capacities of 350kg, 400kg, 500kg and 1,000kg respectively.

The ZB tractor range also comes with a self-levelling feature that Midway Sales claims enhances safety by keeping the bucket level when raising and lowering the boom. A quick release mechanism allows the bucket to be removed easily to be replaced with other attachments.

For more information on the Dongfeng tractor range, call 1300 TRACTOR (1300 87 22 86) or visit Midway Sales' website.

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