Agrale

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Agrale S.A.
Type Private company
Industry Automotive
Founded (1962)
Headquarters Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Key people Hugo Zattera (CEO)
Products Marrua
Tractors
Trucks
Pickup
Engines
Chassis
Revenue Increase US$1.0 billion (2010)
Net income Increase US$31.4 million (2010)
Employees 12,300
Website www.agrale.com.br

Agrale is a Brazilian manufacturer of military vehicles, motorcycles, scooters, commercial vehicles, engines and agricultural tractors. It is based in Caxias do Sul, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Established in 1962, the brand's current model line-up consists of the Marrua SUV and pick-up truck. Tractors include both self-developed models, and ones based on Zetor designs.[1]

History[edit]

The company was originally called AGRISA, and built AGRISA-Bungartz tractors under license of the German-based Bungartz company. Later alliances included Deutz-Fahr, when they built some tractors and trucks under the Agrale-Deutz name, and later with Zetor. AGRALE is now a part of the Francisco Stedile Group, which includes the Lavrale, Fazenda Três Rios, Germani Foods and Yanmar-Agritech Tractors companies.

Agrale produced about 5000 buses in 2004 [2]

Products[edit]

The most traditional segment of activity Agrale is the manufacture of small tractors with power from 14.7 hp, intended mainly for use in the vineyards of the wine region of Rio Grande do Sul, near the company headquarters. Today the tractors are offered with power ratings up to 140 hp and offers up to 9.2 tonne trucks, diesel stationary and bus chassis, a segment in which it is acting with more emphasis.

Tractors[edit]

Agrale tractor 4300
Agrale 4230.4
  • 400 Series - The first tractors were produced by Agrale models 415, 416 and 420. The 420 model 4100 gave rise to the following series, being produced until the present day with several changes, mostly cosmetic.
  • 4000 Series - The 4000 series was composed by the models 4100, 4200 and 4300. Currently, the 4100 remains in production with models 4118, 4230, 4240, featuring versions 4X2, 4X4 and industrial, the latter with optional engine Natural Gas. Also part of the line, tractors load model derived from 4230.4 (4x4 version of the model 4230).
  • 5000 Series
  • 6000 Series - It consists of three models with 4x4 traction:
    • BX6110 - equipped with a turbocharged MWM TD229 EC4, 77 kW (105 hp) 4-cylinder engine
    • BX6150 - equipped with, turbocharged MWM TD229 EC6, 103 kW (140 hp) 6-cylinder engine.
    • BX6180 - equipped with a turbocharged MWM TD229 EC6, 126 kW (168 hp) 6-cylinder engine.
  • Series BX - produced from the 1990s and led to the current 5000 and 6000.

Trucks[edit]

The first trucks were models TX-1100 TX-1200 and TX-1600, equipped with MWM 229.3 of three cylinders, or Agrale M-790 twin-cylinder. The trucks were also manufactured in alcohol and gasoline versions, using the four-cylinder engine GM Opal. Agrale currently produces trucks ranging from 6000 to its PBT 20000 kg, most recently with the CA13000 6x2. Fiber produced in booths, ensuring strength, durability, thermal and acoustic insulation, many times the steel cabinets.

Chassis[edit]

Agrale now offers a competent security and comfort, therefore, developed a wide range of chassis and Rear Engine Advanced, low-floor (low entry) or semi-low which ensures greater accessibility for people with reduced mobility.

Chassis Micro Bus[edit]

  • Agrale 1800
  • MA 5.5 T
  • MA 7.5
  • MA 7.9
  • MA 8.5
  • MA 8.5 T
  • MA 8.5 super
  • MA 8.7 Euro V
  • MA 9.2
  • MA 9.2 Euro V
  • MA 9.2 Green E-tronic
  • MA 10.0
  • MA 10.0 Euro V

Chassis for buses and midi[edit]

  • MA 12.0
  • MA 12.0 Euro V
  • MA 15.0
  • MA 15.0 Euro V
  • MA 17.0 Euro V
  • MT LE 12.0
  • MT 12.0 Euro V LE
  • MT 12.0 SB
  • MT 15.0 Buggy
  • MT LE 15.0
  • MT 15.0 Euro V LE
  • MT 15.0 SB

Engines[edit]

Through its subsidiary Lintec, also in Caxias do Sul, Agrale manufactures engines and coupled (pumps, lawn mowers and generators), with wide range of power. Also sell Ruggerini and Lombardini engines, besides the own brand Agrale (790 m, m795w, etc.), the chilled water or air, and Lintec (LD 1500, LD 2500, etc.) cooled water.

Assembler[edit]

Agrale also assembles International trucks, a brand acquired by NC2 Group brand. Agrale currently assemble heavy and light, International, a partnership that began in 1998 trucks, which was mounted the first truck International 4700 brand. [3]

Former Products[edit]

Motorcycles[edit]

Agrale Elefantré 30.0.

Agrale manufactured motorcycles from 1984 and 1987.[4] The models were manufactured: Agrale SXT 16.5, Elefant 16.5, 27.5 SXT, Elefant 27.5, 30.0 Dakar, Explorer, SST, Elefantre.

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