Meaning "progress" in German, Fortschritt is the name commonly applied to a series of tractors produced by the VEB agricultural collective in the former East Germany. The collective was formed in 1948, and took the Fortschritt name in 1955. In 1964, work began on a new tractor which was to become the ZT series. These tractors were state-of-the-art when they were originally built. A lack of continued reseach funding led to a stagnation of the line. Tractor production ended when Germany reunifed in 1989. Various Fortschritt assets were purchased by Case and remained in operation until 2004, when all production was closed.
Model Power Years
No photo available Fortschritt GT 124 24hp 1964 - 1972
No photo available Fortschritt R-S 03 30hp 1949 - 1952
No photo available Fortschritt R-S 08 15hp 1952 - 1956
Fortschritt R-S 09 tractor photo Fortschritt R-S 09 16hp 1955 - 1965
Fortschritt ZT 300 tractor photo Fortschritt ZT 300 98hp 1967 - 1984
Fortschritt ZT 303 tractor photo Fortschritt ZT 303 98hp 1971 - 1984
Fortschritt ZT 320 tractor photo Fortschritt ZT 320 98hp 1984 - 1990
Fortschritt ZT 323 tractor photo Fortschritt ZT 323 98hp 1984 - 1990
Fortschritt ZT 403 tractor photo Fortschritt ZT 403 180hp 1981 -
No photo available Fortschritt ZT 423 140hp 1982 - 1992