Reform-Werke chose Perkins because an award-winning tractor needs an industry leading engine

Austrian tractor manufacturer Reform-Werke introduced the Metrac H75 Pro in 1965 and it quickly became recognised as one of the premiere machines for the specialised alpine agricultural market. So, when it was time for a top-to-bottom redesign of the highly-successful product, choosing the right engine was a critical priority. 



“We were acutely aware of the significance of redesigning the H75, a tractor that’s a brand in itself, associated with durability and reliability,” explained Stefan Kurzmann, Metrac product manager. “Now we were about to completely redesign nearly every component, including the engine, and we could not afford to get this wrong.”

With input from Perkins Austrian distributor Zeppelin Power Systems, the Perkins® 904 Series was quickly shortlisted. The 904J-E28T, delivering 75 hp and 300 Nm, was ideally suited to the H75, while the larger H95, was the recipient of the 904J-E36TA, offering 95 hp and 410 Nm. The fuel efficiency of the 904 Series was a key factor in its selection, as was its maintenance—all of which influence total cost of ownership (TCO).

“We knew customers would recognise and value the Perkins brand, as it carries the same reputation for durability and reliability that they’ve come to associate with Reform,” Martin Dachs, the company’s head of marketing said.

Reform is confident it has made the right choice with Perkins. Not only did the success of the H75 and H95 persuade them to choose Perkins for a further two new Metrac models, the H60 and H70, but the new H75 also picked up the prestigious 2022 Tractor of the Year award in the Specialised category.

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