Doesn’t matter who got which. Today, the story to end all debates
from the past 50 years, because today we’ll be pitching
Ursus against Zetor. The tractors of the Eastern Bloc! Catch me!
Ah, get away from me, quick! GO, JURA!!!
-GET HIM, GRUMPY! 1 ON 1 Zetor and Ursus, the yearnings
of every good farmer in the ex-Yu. “Fiæo” got Yugoslavia motorised,
and these tractors literally fed it. First thing’s first, the clothes.
Let’s put on the right outfit. If clothes make a man,
work-clothes make a worker. Put on the work-coat like a blazer.
Fasten the middle button, the only button,
before going to work. There! Now we’re ready! There you go. Spring-summer 1987. I have slim-fit boots. In the village Stružec the say:
“If it’s a car, it’s a Mercedes, if it’s a tractor, it’s a Zetor.” Zetor is not from either
Czechia nor Slovakia. It comes from Czechoslovakia.
Year of production: 1987. Zetor 5245.
2.7 litres, 45 hp. Four-wheel drive, heated cab.
Top speed, 25 km/h. Most importantly, this engine
marks the beginning of downsizing. It’s a three-cylinder diesel engine. The building of this engine
was approved in 1985 by none other
than Emil Zatopek himself. The year is 1987, the Zagreb Universiade has finished,
and who arrived in the fields? Not Zetor…
Zetor is your neighbour’s tractor. If it’s yours,
it’s lovingly called Zekan (bunny). This one has been customised.
It has a bullbar on the front. An aftermarket ZETOR sticker
from the spring of ’88. Still here! Yes, there’s no exhaust pipe,
but a chimney instead, with a cap, to keep water out of the cylinders. And from those cylinders…
True exhaust! Have a whiff, mate. A seat for the mother-in-law,
reinforced to carry over 100 kg. And a special red gear shift knob
has been welded on. A sun visor and the original
car stereo. Brand? News! From Czechoslovakia
to communist Poland. If you think “Peglica” is the pride
of Poland, you’re dead wrong. A Polish proverb says:
“The early bird catches the worm.” Undoubtedly, that is Ursus! I will be driving Ursus C-360.
3.1 litres, 55 hp, four cylinders.
Made in Poland. Body type: roadster. A true Ursus must be a bit greasy,
and this one truly is an Ursus. Always remember what farmers say… Every Zetor part fits the Ursus,
but never the other way around. Maximum speed, 32 km/h. Five low range gears,
five high range gears, and reverse. EASY THERE! Ursus is Ursus, but when it’s
close to your heart it’s Urkan. My Urkan has a self-vibrating
rear view mirror on the exhaust, and this pipe, a rollbar,
to prevent rolling over, with the accompanying
good-luck charm. Of other aftermarket parts,
it has warmers to ease ignition. Under the seat
we can see an OBD-2 connector, and on the other side
it has a new starter. From first to fifth gear in a Zetor. So, first gear first, then second,
third, fourth and then into fifth. Neutral.
Let’s drive! Oops!
First gear. Second gear! Third gear! Fourth gear!
Both tractors perform similarly. Ursus has more power and speed,
but Zetor has a four-wheel drive. But we won’t be road-racing.
We’re off into the fields! Ploughing 402 metres. You are not a man
if you cannot plough. Today’s challenge:
Zetor vs Ursus. Me against Grumpy.
Who’s a better ploughman? We’ll see who is faster
and who’s furrows are straighter. Start the challenge! You’re mine now, mate.
Even if it is the fourth time! I owned him at the very start! This is ploughing! He passed me! Just wait,
it’s about to get wet! May I say something? Not fair!
Just so you know, it’s not fair! Just look at his furrow,
and look at mine. If you came here to plough,
then you’re here to plough. If you’re here to race,
that’s a different story. This is a furrow, look!
I’m in it, I could sleep in it. Now look at his!
-You’re tiny, you can sleep anywhere. Look at what I have on my plough,
and now look at his plough. Clean as a whistle!
Kittens scratch deeper than this. Thank you and goodbye!
-He lost. Fair and square.
-I won. You won the race, but we didn’t
come to race, we came to plough. GRUMPY THINKS
THIS IS A POLISH FLAG A WHILE LATER,
HAVING TALKED WITH THE PRODUCER. It’s time I admitted defeat. Heartfelt congratulations!
-Thank you. Grumpy prevailed today.
Be with us next time, when we’ll… Well, we don’t have a plan yet! “1 On 1” in a month’s time.
Goodbye! THANKS TO:
FARMER RENATO, IVAN FOR THE URKAN,
DAVOR WITH THE GOLF