CBT farm tractors
CBT was the acronym for Companhia Brasileira de Tratores which was a Brazilian tractor manufacturing firm that operated for approximately four decades between 1959 and 1995. During the early years of CBT, Oliver tractors were imported from abroad and sold in the local market. This provided CBT with an opportunity to generate quick revenue, which aided the company's operations in the future. However, by the 1970s, CBT had realized that in order to survive in this market's cut-throat competition, it needed to develop its own designs and products. These products were heavily influenced by the Oliver brand, and thus anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of Oliver could easily understand the relationship between the two companies. Over time, new models were introduced that generated big sales figures but the company eventually ceased operations when the government removed protections for local manufacturers in 1995. CBT suffered a momentous setback as a result of this decision and was thus unable to compete with its rivals. CBT provided a total of 22 tractor models that covered a wide range of products. These machines had power ranging from 1 to 310 hp and thus catered to almost all customers regardless of size. Some of the tractor models offered by CBT to its customers included but were not limited to TM310, 1090A and 8440.