Agrale is a Brazilian manufacturer of agricultural tractors, commercial vehicles, engines, off-road vehicles, chassis (for buses), motorcycles, and scooters. They are based in Caxias do Sul, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Established in 1962, the brand's current model line-up consists of the Marrua SUV and pick-up truck. The tractor range include both self-developed models, and ones based on Zetor designs.
The company was originally called AGRISA, and built AGRISA-Bungartz tractors under license of the German-based Bungartz company. In 1965, AGRALE became a part of the Francisco Stedile Group and the name changed to Agrale S.A Tratores e Motores. In 1975, Agrale introduced the first lightweight tractor to Brazil. An agreement was reached with Renault Agriculture to build 93, 110 and 126 hp tractors based on Renault technology, but the project was abandoned in 1979. The Agrale 4300 was built based on Renault designs.
In 1997, an agreement was made with Zetor to assemble tractors and use their designs, leading to the 5000-series. From 1998 until 2013, Agrale built International Trucks under an agreement with Navistar. Agrale opened a new factory in Mercedes, Argentina in 2008 to manufacture trucks, and this led to the manufacturing of tractors in Mercedes, Argentina as well in 2013.
Smaller engines are now manufactured under the Lintec brand.