Hans Hürlimann
1929

The first Hürlimann tractor, the 1K8, comes into being – a single-cylinder petrol tractor with a mower, with 416 models produced.


1930

“Maison Hürlimann” is established; the first tractor of the brand becomes more powerful, with the 1K10 model.


1937-1939

The first industrial plant is completed at Wil.


1939

A patent for the invention of a front axle with wide steering angle is registered. The first 4-cylinder direct injection diesel engine tractor, the “4DT45”, is produced.


1940

Hürlimann diesel tractors are adapted to run on coal gas. New rear wheels with pressure spring suspension systems and without inflatable tyres are tested.


1950

The D 600 tractor is launched, and exported above all to Argentina. The patent for a motor harrow with a documented productivity of 6,162 m2 of tilled land per hour is registered.


1951

The H2 model tractor is unveiled, with 4-stroke petrol/oil engine and water cooling system. This reliable model is also used as a military vehicle by the Swiss army.


1958

The brand’s most well known model, the D90, comes off the production line in Switzerland. The engine, clutch, gearbox gears, axle and hydraulics are all built and assembled by Hürlimann.


1969

The factory is one of the first to manufacture large cylinder tractors, launching the DH6 on the market, with a six-cylinder, 155 hp engine.


1972

The D115T tractor, with the first engine (for a medium power class) equipped with turbocharger, is produced.


1979

Hürlimann is merged with the SAME group and the SLH (SAME+LAMBORGHINI+HÜRLIMANN) Group is founded.


1984

A new range of machines with a 54 – 165 hp is introduced, with innovative features, new styling and original cab. The H1104, H1105 and H1106 engines installed on the initial models are replaced by SAME 1000 series water-cooled engines.


1989

Electronic fuel injection and new control units governing main engine functions are adopted.


1991

The MASTER series, a new range of high power models equipped with the Electronic PowerShift transmissions area, launched.


1993

The “PRINCE” model is launched; mini-tractors for a new market segment: small-scale farming and grounds maintenance.


1999

The new XT and SX series complete the Hürlimann open field tractors range.


2011

The continuous variable transmissions are introduced on the Hürlimann tractors range.


2013

The Hürlimann brand, with the XA and XM series, introduce the new style that refers to the original colours of green and red.