IFA RS 03 Aktivist Traktor
- Limited edition
In the middle of 1948, a new tractor factory was built on the site of the disassembled Brennabor AG plant in Brandenburg an der Havel. Production started in 1949 with the IFA RS 03/30 Aktivist – a 30 hp standard tractor with a frameless block design. A total of 3761 tractors in this Aktivist series were produced between 1949 and 1952. One of the most striking features of the RS/03 Aktivist was its unusually high design and its unconventional 2-cylinder V-type engine, whose cylinder heads protruded from the left and right sides under the bonnet. It was based on a wood gas tractor from Ohrenstein & Koppel, which was developed at the end of the 1930s. Its successor – the IFA RS04/30 – was produced from 1954 and was East Germany’s first tractor that was not based on a pre-war model.