Old And New Tractors

60 years history of the tug on the edge of Oltimer tractors the race where would an exhibition of old tug-honey better off than at the edge of the “24-hour volcano trophy”? Particularly fascinating in that was also tractors of the latest generation faced the oldtimers. The approximately 10 000 visitors of the Vulkan trophy at the vintage tractor drove a race over 24 hours, were very interested in the universal genius of fields. No wonder that the exhibition was accordingly well attended. Thanks to fans like Harry Kurtz, so some parts on the local tractors could be made to refloat, because there were parts that nobody has so quickly. Harry, who described himself as a “Flea markets”, and his friend Reinhold Diehl of the Hof Diehl Grunberg, were also exactly the right connoisseurs who like to were able to give quite a bit about the history of the horses in the field to the best. Even if the vehicles will look different and about 60 years lie between them, as has been the basic principle of engine, transmission, clutch, and translation of the great Rear wheels but not much changed. Huge differences however are in the electronics, today the modern farmer can be switched. Hermann Lanz, who built the “iron mops” with rich 8 horsepower about 1921 was a pioneer of the Trek, so the two experts explain.

Also the company fendt from market Oberndorf was added with her six horses of strong “Dieselross”. This first “Pferdeersatze” was still iron frosted, what 1930s was considered for the successors until the early. Until mid-late of the 1930s was followed by models that were frosted solid rubber and then followed the pneumatic tyres, as we know it today. At the time still company Deutz of Cologne-Deutz and Hanomag in Hanover in the game came as a most important competitor, but Lacy remained the market leader. Together the preheating was all a cumbersome and time-consuming procedure at the first with a fuel light the glow head to 600 degrees had to be preheated, and then the flywheel and thus the tractors could be started with a drive wheel, which was mostly at the same time also steering wheel.

Clearly, that the Farmers as other systems did. Consequently, mid-50s the electric starter by Deutz and Hanomag was a real hit. Lanz was thus practically passe and really recovered they haven’t located it. Finally the share majority at John Deere Lanz was acquired in a hostile takeover 1958, who are now leaders. Today is the tractor sales almost exclusively in the hands of AGCO, an American company which sells 25 brands, including also fendt and Massey-Ferguson. Today, the tractors are true PS Protze, enabling incredibly much variability. Without this ‘high-tech giants’ modern agriculture was not conceivable. Although some models already no driver is required and the Giants thanks to full support of elite centimetre navigate and precise work, it is nevertheless comforting that the technique of the Gefahrtes themselves not so changed and that the “small classic” always still faithfully and obediently serve and still their proud Owners lovingly nurtured and maintained. Especially nice is that many visitors were visibly intrigued by the old beauties. The children took place on the various driver’s seat had special fun and with an enthusiastic “Brrrrmmmhhh, brrrrmmmhhh” headed into their imaginations across the country. Barbara Hoppe