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Restoring old zetor tractors .............



  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    few more ,


  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3


  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    im hoping with a bit more work she will turn out something like this 5718 i spotted recently ,


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,815 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman

    Can any of you Zetor guys point me to a good reference site for Zetor 2511 info.

    Was moving my own 72 Zetor yesterday, and noticed there was little or no clutch, even with clutch fully depressed, its creeping.

    So I never had time to have a good luck, hence the surfing now in preperation. Is it hydraulic or rod clutch??



  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    hi kadman , sounds like your clutch plate may be temporally seized due to lack of use ( happens regularly enough with the older ones ) , the clutch is rod operated and is a twin disc design , if one of the discs sticks to the pressure plate due to damp conditions lack of use this can cause it to drag and not operate properly , the best solution is to start the tractor and let it tick over until it reaches proper operating temperature , then try pumping the clutch pedal quickly a number of times , if this does not work then knock the tractor off leaving the throttle fully closed , making sure you are on a flat surface away from any buildings etc put the tractor in gear 3rd or 4th high should do , then leave your foot off the clutch pedal and press the starter while pressing the brake pedal , this should shock the disc away from the pressure plate and solve your problem , if neither of these quick fixes work then im afraid you will have to split the tractor and have a closer look at the clutch .

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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,815 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman

    Ha,ha. I Had a triumph 1300 back in the day, that needed the same method when left unused for a few months.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,815 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman

    Tractor running and driving again. Started it in 3rd gear and drove around for a while.
    But clutch will have to be done, despite adjusting the clutch rod, little or no improvement in gear changing, so suspect worn clutch discs.
    Question, where is the best supplier for these, approximate cost, and what sort of time frame for this.
    I have heavy lifting and support equipment, so I wont be doing this with the argos

  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    haven't had to buy any clutch discs for a while now so im not able to tell you the prices , as for suppliers , what part of the world are you in kadman ???

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,815 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman

    Midlands, Tullamore, Mullingar.

    Have you got a blue oval then??

  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    there are a few lads up your way alright kadman ,

    P.F.Gill Ltd
    Co. Offaly
    046 9739014

    and Michael brogan was in Clara co offaly but i dont have a number for him sorry , sound man to deal with and he has a blast of second hand stuff down the yard too ,

    when you say blue oval do you mean this

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  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    got a number for Michael and i got the town wrong its ,

    Michael Brogan


    Birr, Co. Offaly



    sorry about that .

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,815 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman

    Nice one , you are a proper gent.

    Not too far from either:)

    Well am I looking at 1-2 days ?? in beetle my good man:p

    Nice car though, i like it

  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    here,s another crowd that do zetor parts and ship to the door the next day , he is advertising a single clutch disc for €40 plus vat ,

  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    oh sorry , when i referred to the blue oval i meant the ford badge on the front of my Granada !!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,506 ✭✭✭ Interslice


    Is she a TDI :pac:

    Great work! Lovely colour to them when they're done.

  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    ha ha thanks lad , unfortunately she is not much of a TDI , 15 mph flat out is not much good but yeah they do look well when they are restored , its an unusual color scheme really orange and gold but when you see them combined they set the tractor off lovely ( i think ) .

  • Registered Users Posts: 23 dextadave

    Well lads jasus ye are doing serious work with them zetors
    i done up a 4911 few years back cab was a rotten to nightmare sold it since must see have i any pictures for it
    Have a same mini tauro in for a bit of work now cant beat rootin and bollixin at tractors

  • Registered Users Posts: 314 ✭✭ Darraghmh91.

    Ha this is mental haha .. This seems a pretty cool site for unusual builds etc I like it

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,815 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman

    Just got my zetor back motoring.

    Thought it was a seized plate to the flywheel, or worn. But it was a split thrust pin bush on the clutch plate.

    Replaced all 3, and now gear changes are suprisingly easy, and gentle on the ears:)

    I thought it was relatively easy, and with my bomb lift under the front end, safe and simple.

    So I am now going to do a small bit of work to it, before going back to my VW camper.

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,815 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman

    Here is my 2511 back on the road now.

    Well not on the road, as I dont have a logbook, only the reg. And as I have it 20+ years,

    I dont know whether it will be viable looking for a logbook now, as I did not sorn it last year before the deadline. So if i go looking for a logbook now, will i be creating hassle for myself.

    Just got a cd manual for the zetormatic system now as well. Clears the fog on the whole system:)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,622 ✭✭✭ Odelay

    She's not short of thread on tyres! Nice machine but need more photos:). What do you use her for?

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,815 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman

    Currently use it for my own small garden, ploughing and rotovating.

    Plenty of tread alright, just bought the 2 front tyres off donedeal second hand.

    I am considering using it for vintage runs ect. But the logbook issue has me a bit hesitant at the moment.:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    hi kadman ive sent you a pm there .

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭ red bull

    Anyone know where I could get a 4718 in need of restoration, we had one years ago

  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    unfortunately a lot of them have gone for export , ill make a few enquireies for you , i had a nice 6718 two weeks ago i let her off for €1100 , ideal for restoration , does it have to be a 4718 and does it have to have a cab ???

  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    hi again everyone , i forgot to post up some pictures of our 5611 finished at last , we had her first outing last weekend and she went very well , we are delighted with how she came out ,

  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3


  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ greendragon3

    and a few from a local run we went on last weekend , i managed to get all 7 of ours out for it although the wee 3545 threw a fan belt half way round the run , luckily the crystal was creeping along behind and towed him back to safety .

  • Registered Users Posts: 102 ✭✭ thomasthomas19

    Hi great job
    Is that new mudguards on the 5611 . And is there no handbrake on the 5611 .

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  • Registered Users Posts: 237 ✭✭ Man of Aran

    Superb work Greendragon, as good as new almost. It's clear ye put a lot of passion into the restorations ,,,, how did you get to like Zetors so much btw?