Basak has been manufacturing tractors since 1960, originally under a Ford licensing agreement. In the late 1970s the firm moved to manufacturing Steyr-branded models, before starting to manufacture its own Basak-branded machines in 1996.
Based in Sakarya, Turkey, its production facility covers over, 40,000m² with a production capacity of over 10,000 units annually. Up until now units were not fitted with engines capable of meeting EU emission regulations therefore they could not be sold on EU markets.
Currently Basak’s largest offering is the 125hp 5120 model, ideally suited to livestock farmers. The 5120 is powered by a 3.6l four-cylinder Deutz engine, built to Stage IV emission standards. It is fitted with a 40km/h ZF powershift transmission with 32F x 32R speeds and a Bosch Rexroth hydraulic system with 5.5t rear lift capacity.
The tractor has three PTO speeds, 540, 540E and 1000. As standard the 5120 comes with both air and hydraulic brakes along with an LED lighting package. Customers will have the option to spec the 5120 with a Zuidberg front linkage and PTO if required. Models coming into Ireland will be fitted with Dromone pickup hitches. As standard the 5120 will be fitted with 380/70 R28 front tyres and 420/85 R38, with other options also available.
Basak has exclusively informed the Irish Farmers Journal that the 5120 will be available early in the new year, when a dealer network should be established throughout the country. The spokesperson said a larger 160hp model is due to be on the market within the next 12 months. The 125hp 5120 will start at €52,000 plus VAT depending on specification.