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[MOC] Fortschritt ZT 320 Tractor

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Hey guys,

as I have a fondness for older tractors, I again started with one from the former GDR, the Fortschritt ZT 320. As soon as I got my hands on olive coloured panels from the 42110, this was the first thing agricultural vehicle I could think of. There are different variants of the tractor but I settled with the 2WD-type as wheels sizes for the 4WD just didn't match. With 107 tires in the back, the 56 were too small, and the newer 81 too big (check Fortschritt ZT 323 for a 4WD variant).

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Planned functions are basic and all driven by PU L-motors:
- Drive
- Steering
- rear PTO
- rear hitch

As there was no elegant way to implement a Control+ Battery Box in the hood, I changed to a Buwizz 3, and now waiting for delivery of this thingy.

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In the real machine, the pillars of the cabin are angled forwards and slighty inwards to the top. I tried different setups and also openable doors but just ended with wobbly constructions. So I ditched one angle and the doors and now planning to do it in this manner. I really hope for a 3x7x1 panel in white in the 2022 models :D

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Sadly, there was no elegant way to make the hood a little narrower, so it's like 1 stud too wide, but the overall look I think doesn't suffer from this, at it now has a more beefier look, which matches the wide rear tires (most types of ZT 320 had way narrower tires btw, the upper pic is an odd one).

Input is highly welcomed :-)

Edited by Jundis

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Woah-ho! Nice work! Fortschritt machinery has a rather unique shape and you've captured it brilliantly. Great use of olive green as well - looks like that colour was made for a model like this. :thumbup:

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I knew I was in for a treat even before opening the thread :pir-love:

You've absolutely nailed the shape. Great choice of colours, too.

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Thanks @Maaboo35 and @suffocation!

The goal is to cramp some interior in it, so hopefully there will be enough fo it left. The first functional test with a Control+ battery box on top really exceeded my expectations, nearly no power loss / speed change in loaded and unloaded condition. This thing easily climbed the pillowed hills of sofa mountain, even with that puny 2WD :D

The rear hitch can pull the tractor in the air both ways (raising front part and lifting rear part). Can't wait for the Buwizz :-)

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Well, it looks very good in real, I mean how little done you have.

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9 hours ago, Maaboo35 said:

Good news @Jundis! 42138 has the 3x7 panel in white!

Cool, thanks! 😎

I mean there were 6 or 7 models with white colouring, so it's good to speculate.

About the model: Waiting for parts in olive green then only some minor details are missing 😉

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Semi-finished version (without exhaust), video coming soon. Currently working on a trailer :-)

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25 minutes ago, MajklSpajkl said:

The tractor looks awesome and very true to the original, but I don't like the yellow tires, maybe LBG would've looked better.

Thanks :-)

Yellow actually is the "normal" colour of the wheels, other colours are seldemly used:

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Looks very realistic; I could envy you how you manage to make realistic bonnet; mine needed about a year to be made :wacko:

@Maaboo35 Buhler usually uses red bodywork...

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3 hours ago, Jundis said:

Thanks :-)

Yellow actually is the "normal" colour of the wheels, other colours are seldemly used:

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 I was looking/referring at the photos you posted in the beginning. Unfortunately the photo you posted isn't working. The yellow wheels are too shiny in comparison to olive green. But it only nitpicking ;-)

 

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1 hour ago, MajklSpajkl said:

Unfortunately the photo you posted isn't working.

Just google some pics of Fortschritt ZT320, there are many examples :-)

1 hour ago, 1gor said:

Looks very realistic; I could envy you how you manage to make realistic bonnet; mine needed about a year to be made 

Thanks, but it's rather easy to recreate this blocky form in contrast to sloped, multi-angled ones in more modern machinery ;-)

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2 hours ago, Maaboo35 said:

No, I meant Buehrer:

 

And I thought you wanted to mention Buhler in your post ...

that's we have forums to clarify things. What do you think; I should stick to JCB

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A short video of the tractor, showing its functions. I am really pleased how everything turned out, hope you enjoy it too :-)

 

 

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