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Misigin 33494 61 Ursus 1004 either
Ursus 1004
100 hp 4 cylinder turbo 4WD. This was replaced by the
improved 1014 model.
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Re: Ursus 1004
A friend of my brother had one.
It did around 100 hp on the PTO, so it did a statisfying
performance with the manure tank, doing contract work...

They traded it for a Deere 3130, which had continuous
trouble with the Hydro FWD and power steering.
Then the Deere was traded for a Ford 7710, which used lots
more fuel than the Ursus did...

Personally, i would prefer the original, a Zetor Crystal
10045.;-)
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Re: Ursus 1004
Forgot to mention, we had a C-385 A, first thing we did was
repainting it in Zetor red, it had the ugly yellow soviet
colors:-\ when we bought it.

Good horse, it did 14.800 hrs :-)
Parts of this tractor are still running, at a farmer who
lives about 20 km away from us.:-D
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Re: Ursus 1004
I quite liked the yellow colour. The Zetor 8011 and Ursus
C-385 were virtually identical. Why? Because they were
developed jointly by Ursus and Zetor in the late 1960s.
Ursus engineers were sent from Poland to Czechoslovakia to
work together. The result was what I consider to be the
second most important tractor ever made (after the Ferguson
TE20) because it was a design ahead of its time and still
looks modern today. The engine and front axle (4WD models)
were made in Czechoslovakia, while the front axle (2WD
models), gearbox & rear axle were made in Poland. (I don't
know who made the cab). The Zetor 8011 entered production
first (in 1969) followed by the Ursus C-385 (1970). There
were three things that I preferred about the Ursus compared
to the Zetor. The doors opened towards the rear, which meant
that it was easier to get in and out of the cab, plus you
could drive with the doors open in hot weather. The Ursus
headlamps were mounted on short stalks, which not only
looked nicer, but was safer because it made the tractor look
wider in the dark. (These were dropped in favour of Zetor
style lights when the improved 902 model was launced in
1981). Finally, the front axle on 2WD models originally had
suspension on both models, but Zetor made this an extra cost
option in 1976.
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