BRAND HISTORY

1864

Nicolaus August Otto founds Eugen Langen la N.A. Otto & Cie., the first engine manufacturing company in the world, today Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz AG.

1864
1890

Construction of the first threshing machine.

1890
1894

First DEUTZ tractor, with 26 hp petrol engine. Built by the subsidiary DEUTZ in Philadelphia, USA.

1894
1927

First DEUTZ MTH 222 tractor with diesel engine, power: 14 PS and start of mass production of standard tractors. The DEUTZ MTH 222 marked the beginning of mass production of standard tractors.

1927
1936

DEUTZ farm tractor. The first small tractor in the world to be produced in series. Backed, by  the conclusive input from the smaller farms to mechanize. 11 HP.

1936
1937

Acquisition of Klöckner, and company renamed to KHD: Klöckner – Humboldt – DEUTZ AG. This is now one of the largest groups in the Reich, covering every possible engine application: from cars and trucks to trains, ships, aircraft and tractors.

1937
1949

First DEUTZ tractor equipped with a DEUTZ diesel engine, air-cooled. The models F1L514 and F2L514 are born.

1949
1955

100,000 tractors produced.

1955
1961

Start of the collaboration with Fahr AG., through a minority shareholding of the company KHD.

1961
1965

The first German combine harvesters with hydrostatic drives are made at the Lauingen plant in 1965 where they are also successful in tests.

1965
1968

Birth of the DEUTZ 06 Series, the most successful tractor series ever built.

1968
1968

KHD acquires the majority of share capital of FAHR. The DEUTZ-FAHR brand is born.

1968
1970

Acquisition of the farm equipment company Kodel & Bohm GmbH, Lauingen, maker of combine harvesters.

1970
1972

INTRAC series of multi-role tractors with multiple automatic hitches for implements, a forward cab layout and a front lift and PTO, making them extremely effective in agricultural, civil and industrial applications.

1972
1978

Launches of the DEUTZ-DX tractors on the market: from 80 to 200 HP.

1978
1984

The DX3 tractors are introduced on the market: power from 46 to 75 HP.

1984
1989

The AGROSTAR tractors are produced, equipped with the most silent cab in the world. Power from 88 to 143 HP.

1989
1990

Launch of the AGROSTAR tractors, from 88-143 HP.

1990
1992

On November 20th, the millionth KHD  (AGROX-TRA 4.57) comes off the production line

1992
1993

The AGROSTAR 6.71, 6.81 and 8.31 tractors, from 165 to 230 HP, are now equipped with the S.L.H. ELECTRONIC POWER SHIFT transmissions.

1993
1995

DEUTZ-FAHR now belongs to the SAME DEUTZ-FAHR Group.

1995
2001

Agrotron TTV Series - a new generation of tractors featuring a continuously variable transmission without sacrificing engine loss.

2001
2009

100 Years of Industrial Thresher Production in Lauingen.

2009
2012

7250 TTV Agrotron - Tractor of the Year

2012
2013

The DEUTZ-FAHR 6 Series and the MaxiVision cab win the German Design Award 2014.

2013
2014

The DEUTZ-FAHR 9340 TTV has won the 2015 "Golden Tractor for the Design" award, an important recognition for DEUTZ-FAHR tractor range in the high power segment.

2014
2017

Europe's most modern tractor plant is opened in Lauingen: DEUTZ-FAHR LAND. The new plant produces high performance tractors from 130 HP. The overall investment is 90 million euros.

2017