1927

Francesco Cassani (1906-1973) and Eugenio Cassani (1909-1959) produce the world’s first tractor with diesel engine.


1864

Nicolaus August Otto, inventor of the four-stroke internal combustion engine, and Eugen Langen establish N.A. Otto & Cie., the world’s first engine factory, which is now Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz AG.


1876

The company changes name to Gasmotorenfabrik DEUTZ AG.


1894

The first DEUTZ tractor with a 26 hp petrol engine is built by the DEUTZ subsidiary in Philadelphia, USA


1921

The company changes name to Motorenfabrik DEUTZ AG.


1927

The first DEUTZ MTH 222 tractor with a 14 hp diesel engine is built.


1929

The MTZ range, which makes DEUTZ a leader on the German market, is launched.


1930

Motorenfabrik DEUTZ AG mergers with Humboldt-DEUTZ Motoren AG.


1936

The “people’s tractor”, the F1 M414, with a single-cylinder 11 hp engine, comes into being – the first mini-tractor worldwide to be mass-produced, and is decisive in promoting the mechanisation of small farms.


1937

Klöckner is acquired and the company is renamed KHD: Klöckner – Humboldt – DEUTZ AG, one of Germany’s largest groups, covering all sectors of the engine industry: cars, lorries, trains, ships, aircraft and tractors.


1949

The first DEUTZ tractor with air-cooled diesel engine comes into being. The F1 L514 and F2 L514 models are launched.


1955

100,000 tractors are manufactured.


1961

Operations with Fahr AG. begin, through a minority shareholding in KHD.


1962

Hydraulic lifting adjustment for DEUTZ tractors, the DEUTZ – TRANSFERMATIC system, is introduced


1968

DEUTZ series 06 tractors are launched, and become the most successful tractors ever built, with over 380,000 sold.


1968

The majority holding in FAHR is acquired, a manufacturer of agricultural equipment since the previous century. KHD brings agricultural activities (including auxiliary equipment and combine harvesters) under the DEUTZ-FAHR brand.


1970

The factory for agricultural machinery Kodel & Bohm GmbH, founded in 1909 at Lauingen, is acquired.


1972

The INTRAC series, the multi-functional tractor with multiple auto-hitch attachments for equipment and a cab, lifter and front power take off, is produced for civil and industrial use.


1978

DEUTZ-DX tractors are launched on the market: a new generation tractor, featuring synchronised gears, a forced lubrication system, four-wheel drive as standard, cabs with elastic suspensions, and a horsepower from 80 to 200.


1984

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


1989

AGROSTAR tractors with the most silent cab in the world, and a horsepower from 88 to 143, come off the production lines.


1990

The AGROSTAR 88-143 hp tractors are launched.


1992

On 20th November, the one millionth KHD tractor is produced: the AGRO X-TRA 4.57, with full visibility cab.


1993

AGROSTAR 6.71, 6.81 and 8.31 models, 165-230 hp, with ELECTRONIC POWERSHIFT transmissions are produced by the Same+Lamborghini+Hürlimann Group.


1995

The Agrartechnik sector of DEUTZ-FAHR (combine harvesters, tractors) is acquired by the SAME+LAMBORGHINI+HÜRLIMANN Group, and the SAME DEUTZ-FAHR Group is established.


2000

The Agrotron series with large cab, and a horsepower up to 260 is launched.


2001

The Agrotron TTV series, the new generation of continual transmission, zero power loss engine tractors, is produced.


2012

The 7250 TTV Agrotron Deutz model wins the “Tractor of the Year” award at the International EIMA trade fair, Bologna, as the best tractor on the market; it also wins the Golden Tractor for Design (Giugiaro) Award and Red Dot Design Award for its functionality, aesthetics and ergonomics.


2013

DEUTZ-FAHR 6 Series and MaxiVision Cab win the “German Design Award 2014”.