The UK’s Zetor dealers could be forgiven for rubbing their collective hands in anticipation of better times ahead. For it is when farming incomes are put under pressure that the relatively lower priced Czech-built tractors and their ilk seem to sell well. So, what can the first-time buyer of a Zetor mid-ranger expect? We put the firm’s 8540 model (59kW/80hp) through the profi test. Text by Manfred Neunaber with photos by Stefan Tovornik