Ingenuity IN the service of agriculture since 1927

The SDF Historical Archives and SAME Museum are housed in a display space of more than 900 m² at the headquarters of SDF in Treviglio, in the Province of Bergamo. The company dates back to 1927, when brothers Francesco and Eugenio Cassani officially presented the Trattrice Cassani, one of the first agricultural machines in the world to be equipped with a diesel engine.

The purpose of the SDF Historical Archives is to preserve and showcase the historical documentation concerning the story of the company and its brands, SAME, Lamborghini Trattori, Hürlimann, DEUTZ-FAHR and Grégoire.

The SAME Museum takes visitors on a journey through the history of Italian agricultural mechanisation, revealing the evolution that has taken place over the years in agricultural technology and offering an insight into a crucial sector of production for this country.

The DEUTZ-FAHR Museum, which is located in the SDF factory in Lauingen, Bavaria, displays tractors, combines, engines and components which are of particular significance for the technological development and commercial success of the DEUTZ-FAHR brand during the history of German and international agriculture.

CONSULT THE DOCUMENTS IN THE ARCHIVES

The collection preserved is made up of a total of more than 360,000 records, including photographs, books and periodicals, drawings and technical publications, advertising material, videos and administrative records relating to the SAME, Lamborghini Trattori, Hürlimann, DEUTZ-FAHR and Grégoire brands.

The Searching the Archives section allows you to consult (and in part download) more than 40,000 catalogued and digitised documents. We would highlight the following types of document in particular.

 

Technical pubblications

7.078

Photography

10.405

Videos

966

Technical drawings

1.764

Advertising

4.868

Visit the factory, Historical Archives and Museum

The SDF Historical Archives and SAME Museum offer a window onto the technical evolution of the machines of yesterday, a stone’s throw from the factory where the tractors and technologies of tomorrow are designed and built.

The visit begins in the Museum and Archives and continues in the factory. Over nearly two kilometres, it allows you to discover the various production departments (assembly lines, front axles, transmissions, tractors and cabs, welding and machining) and the R&D department. 

The Treviglio production site has a total area of 207,400 m², and 97,000 of these are covered.

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EDUCATION

The SDF Historical Archives and SAME Museum promote corporate history and culture by planning and running teaching and training activities for the coming generation, with the goal of bringing young people into contact with historical records as a tool for understanding contemporary society.

The programmes are mainly aimed at teachers and students at secondary schools and universities.

The activities are divided into visits, lectures, workshops, presentations and personal tutoring for dissertations and degree thesis.

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Exhibitions

The SDF Historical Archives and SAME Museum organise, promote and take part in events, exhibitions and initiatives which aim to communicate industrial history and culture to a broad, diverse public.
Go to the Exhibitions section »

Historic tractors

The SAME Museum displays historic machines and engines that have been the subject of archive research in order to determine the production years, technical characteristics and the interesting facts illustrated in this section.
Go to the Historic Tractors section »

Restore a tractor

Do you own a historic tractor? Would you like to restore it?
If you give the SDF Historical Archives the exact model and serial number of the tractor, you’ll get the information you need.
Go to the Restore a Tractor section »

SAME Vintage Collection

Fans of historic tractors and the SAME brand can now buy items customised with the best photos and historic adverts from the SAME of the fifties and sixties.
Go to SAME Vintage Collection »

Where we are

Viale Francesco Cassani 15
24047 Treviglio (BG)

Tel.: +39 0363 421695 / +39 0363 421757

Please note that, in light of the Covid-19 emergency, the SAME Museum will be closed for visits until a date yet to be determined. Please contact the SDF Historical Archives for information.

Opening hours:
by appointment from Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / 13:30 p.m.-17:30 p.m.

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