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  • Tractor of the Week #8

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    ERTl's Versatile 610 is the tractor for this week.

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    Versatile is a Canadian manufacturer of four-wheel drive and large row-crop tractors. Verastile traces had its roots with the Hydraulic Engineering Company of Toronto, which was founded in 1947 making small agricultural implements. Versatile was purchased by Ford-New Holland in 1987 and build New Holland four-wheel drive tractors until CNH was required to divest the plant in 2000. Buhler Indutries acquired the Winnipeg factory and branded the tractors as Buhler-Versatile. In 2007, Russian farm machinery manufacturer Rostelmash acquired a majority stake in Buhler and returned to the Versatile name.
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    The 610 debuted in 2018. It's a true plains tractor meant for wide open spaces. 154" wheelbase, 42,000 pound shipping weight and a 343 gallon fuel tank add up to a giant of a 4x4. A Cummins six cylinder 14.9 liter (912 CI) engine produces 650 max horsepower. It's built at the companies plant in Winnipeg in Canada.

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    ERTL released this 1/64 scale model in 2017. It was a purchase at a farm toy show in 2019.

  • #2
    I like this one and thanks for the history lesson.

    Cheers. Cobra


    • #3
      Thanks for providing current information on Versatile ownership - I kind of lost track after Ford-New Holland when Case IH bought out NH. I always thought it was neat when I lived in northwest North Dakota - had the Versatile plant in Winnepeg, Steiger in Fargo and the Big Buds out in Havre, Montana. The Versatile tractors were a common sight in ND in the '80's and even into the '90's in Ford-New Holland blue. Seemed it took a bit for the Buhler and now Versatile name to take off again with farmers.


      • #4
        i only have a few versatile models- and i knew very little about the history. thanks for the info.
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