Fancy a new, old-school ‘Steyr’…with a twist?
Have you a hankering for an old-school, square-cut Steyr? If so, maybe a Turkish tractor maker – Basak – has what you’re looking for.
This Turkish manufacturer embarked on an agreement with Austrian-based Steyr back in 1976; the deal enabled Basak to produce Steyr-inspired tractors – under license.
The company showcased a number of its current tractors at last week’s Agritechnica show in Germany – the biggest, indoor machinery showcase in the world.Also Read: Pics: Agritechnica 2017 opens its doors to the world…with a flurry of new machines
The sharp-edged 2075 (pictured above) will certainly evoke memories amongst Steyr fanatics – of a certain vintage.
Underneath the bodywork, it’s a reasonably modern machine. It’s got a Stage IIIB compliant engine lurking under the hood. The transmission is a simple 18F 8R affair; it also has wet brakes.
The larger Basak 2110 (pictured below) bears a modern ‘look’. Its Perkins-designed 1104D-44TA engine churns out 110hp; that is coupled to a 24F 24R gearbox.
Basak Tractor – as it’s known – can trace its roots back to 1944.
The company started to import Ford tractors into Turkey in 1962; a manufacturing deal (with Ford) was embarked upon just six years later.
In 1976, Basak began building Steyr-branded tractors at its base in Turkey – under license from the Austrian manufacturer. In 2012, Basak became part of Sanko Group.
The tractor factory is located in Sakarya; annual production capacity is 10,000 units.
Key components, such as engines, gearboxes and hydraulic systems, are manufactured in-house. The company currently has 20 different tractor models in its dossier. The tractors on display at last week’s Agritechnica show were part of its new product roll-out.