|country of origin:||German Democratic Republic|
|manufacturer:||VEB Traktorenwerke Schönebeck|
|engine:||four-stroke, D 108|
|horse power/revolutions (rev/min):||18/3000|
|number of cylinders:||2|
|drilling/return stroke (mm):||85/90|
|year of production:||1963|
Fortschritt was a brand and a producer of tractors, harvesters, and agricultural machinery in the German Democratic Republic. The RS-09 tractor was nicknamed "the runaway girder" for its atypical design. Another unusual feature of this type of tractor was the location of engine on the rear axle.