Francesco Cassani (1906-1973) and Eugenio Cassani (1909-1959) produce the world’s first tractor with diesel engine.
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.
The company changes name to Gasmotorenfabrik DEUTZ AG.
The first DEUTZ tractor with a 26 hp petrol engine is built by the DEUTZ subsidiary in Philadelphia, USA
The company changes name to Motorenfabrik DEUTZ AG.
The first DEUTZ MTH 222 tractor with a 14 hp diesel engine is built.
The MTZ range, which makes DEUTZ a leader on the German market, is launched.
Motorenfabrik DEUTZ AG mergers with Humboldt-DEUTZ Motoren AG.
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.
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.
The first DEUTZ tractor with air-cooled diesel engine comes into being. The F1 L514 and F2 L514 models are launched.
100,000 tractors are manufactured.
Operations with Fahr AG. begin, through a minority shareholding in KHD.
Hydraulic lifting adjustment for DEUTZ tractors, the DEUTZ – TRANSFERMATIC system, is introduced
DEUTZ series 06 tractors are launched, and become the most successful tractors ever built, with over 380,000 sold.
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.
The factory for agricultural machinery Kodel & Bohm GmbH, founded in 1909 at Lauingen, is acquired.
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.
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.
The DX3 tractors are introduced on the market: power from 46 to 75 HP.
AGROSTAR tractors with the most silent cab in the world, and a horsepower from 88 to 143, come off the production lines.
The AGROSTAR 88-143 hp tractors are launched.
On 20th November, the one millionth KHD tractor is produced: the AGRO X-TRA 4.57, with full visibility cab.
AGROSTAR 6.71, 6.81 and 8.31 models, 165-230 hp, with ELECTRONIC POWERSHIFT transmissions are produced by the Same+Lamborghini+Hürlimann Group.
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.
The Agrotron series with large cab, and a horsepower up to 260 is launched.
The Agrotron TTV series, the new generation of continual transmission, zero power loss engine tractors, is produced.
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.
DEUTZ-FAHR 6 Series and MaxiVision Cab win the “German Design Award 2014”.