At 18 years old, Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916-1993), along with a friend, M. Filippini, opens a workshop at Renazzo, a small village near Cento in the province of Ferrara.
During the First World War, Ferruccio Lamborghini is enlisted and sent to Rhodes in Greece with the 50th motorised manoeuvre unit, where he gains a great deal of experience in repairing and recovering military vehicles.
He returns to Cento and with his friend R. Govoni opens a small garage.
Ferruccio Lamborghini decides to switch from mechanics to building tractors, and with three other partners, he sets up the company Carassiti Monti Guzzaloca, with a capital of 2,000 lira.
Using truck and military vehicle engines and differentials sourced from ARAR centres (Azienda Recupero Alienazione Residuati – an Italian governmental agency for the redistribution of surplus material), the first “Carioca” tractors are built. These machines feature a significant innovative technical solution – a fuel atomiser which, when used in conjunction with a Morris engine, allow the tractor to be started with petrol and then switch to petroleum. Lamborghini Trattori is founded.
The “L 33” comes into being, the first production tractor made entirely by Lamborghini with the exception of the engine: a petroleum-fuelled 3,500 cm3 in-line 6 cylinder Morris unit, equipped with the fuel atomiser patented by Ferruccio Lamborghini.
The launch of the “DL 30 – DL 40” series tractors, with “MWM-Benz type DW 415” diesel engines.
Lamborghini launches its first crawler, the “DL 25C”, powered by MWM or Lamborghini diesel engines. Two years later, this is followed by the “DL 30C”.
The new factory is inaugurated in Pieve di Cento, Bologna.
The Lamborghinetta is launched, powered by a 2 cylinder, 22 hp Lamborghini engine.
With its “2R DT” model, Lamborghini produces a series of four-wheel drive tractors with air-cooled engines.
Spurred on by his success in tractors, Ferruccio Lamborghini decides to build exclusive luxury cars, and so the GT 400 Lamborghini is built in 1962, followed by the Miura in 1964.
Lamborghini tractors are the first in Italy to feature synchronised gears as standard.
High power models (the R 480) join the range.
Lamborghini Trattori joins the SAME Group. Production reaches 5,000 tractors.
A new range of tractors comes into being, with highly innovative features and modular water-cooled engines.
Electronic fuel injection and new control units for the tractor are adopted.
The new high power RACING series adopts the Electronic PowerShift transmission.
NThe RUNNER range of mini-tractors for small scale farming is born.
Launch of the RF Series for vineyards and orchards.
Launch of the new Lamborghini crawlers, that updates one of the historical models of the brand.
The Lamborghini tractors get back to the historical colours, white with black details and the NITRO 130 VRT wins “Golden Tractor for the Design” 2014.