The illustrious Landini Company – the oldest established tractor manufacturer in Italy – was founded by Giovanni Landini, a blacksmith who set up his own business in Fabbrico, Italy’s Po Valley in 1884.
The aim of Landini was to lay the foundations of a dream: to design and manufacture machinery capable of towing agricultural equipment, in particular the plough.
Giovanni Landini gradually progressed from simple blacksmithing to fabricating machinery for local farms. He produced winemaking machinery, then steam engines, internal combustion engines and crushing equipment. In 1911 Landini built a portable steam engine and from here he progressed to semi-diesel-engined machines.
The way forward to a modern and mechanized agricultural industry in Italy was clear and
Landini started work on his own design of tractor along with the help of his three sons. In 1925
Giovanni Landini’s sons took over the business and saw the completion of the tractor project; the
first authentic Italian tractor, a 30hp machine.
In the early 1930s the Landini brothers designed a more powerful tractor, which they named the Super Landini. In 1934 it was the most powerful tractor on the Italian market, producing 50hp at 650 rpm. The 1950s saw the replacement of the “Testa Calda” (Hot Bulb) engine used until then, with the English manufactured multi-cylinder Perkins diesel power units. It marked Landini’s first step towards becoming an international concern. As the trend towards full diesel engines continued, Landini entered an agreement with the British company Perkins in 1957 to produce its diesels in Italy under licence.
For 125 years the Landini name has been a benchmark in the world of agricultural mechanization.
Today Landini, which is controlled by the Italian company, Argo S.p.A., represents worldwide the capability to meet the real requirements of an increasingly modern and demanding farming industry.
Since 1884 the Landini brand has been constantly expanding. Perkins diesel engines continue to be fitted in Landini tractors as well as the latest generation of Iveco engines, which today are commonly found in Landini six-cylinder models. Landini is proud to offer a complete range of excellent tractors including the Powermaster, Powermax, Landpower, Powermondial, Vision, Powerfarm, Alpine, Technofarm, Rex and Mistral compact tractors and the PowerLift tele-tractor series.
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