History Of New Holland Tractors

A brief look at the timeline of New Holland:

1895: A man named Abe Zimmerman opens a equipment repair shop in 1895 in New Holland, Pennsylvania, USA, which is where the name comes from.

1903: Abe Zimmerman founds the New Holland Machine Company and produces agricultural equipment, including a feed mill, to help the farming community around him.

1906: Leon Claeys, a Belgian mechanic, starts to produce threshing machines, and in the same year builds his factory in Zedelgem, Belgium, which still stands today.

1917: Ford’s first tractor has been built.

1918: Fiat Model 702 tractor was launched and went into full production a year later in Turin. Model 702 was the very first Fiat agricultural tractor built on industrial scale.

1937: First automatic self-tie baler introduced.

1947: New Holland is acquired by the Sperry Rand Corporation, changes its name to Sperry New Holland.​

1964: Invention of the first Haybine™ Mower-Conditioner Sperry New Holland acquired Claeys.

1971: New Holland’s first Skid Steer Loader introduced.

1975: World’s first twin rotor combine.

1986: Ford bought Sperry New Holland and formed Ford New Holland Inc.

1989: Introduction of the Roll-Belt round baler.

1991: Fiat purchased Ford New Holland.

1993: Introduction of the revolutionary GENESIS™ tractor with SuperSteer™ FWD and SideWinder™ Console.

1995: New Holland introduces Precision Land Management (PLM™).

2014: New Holland acquires Miller-St. Nazianz, Inc.​

2017: New Holland expands its offering with new implement product lines after CNH Industrial acquires the agricultural Grass and Soil implements brands of Kongskilde Industries.

2017: New Holland presents its Concept Tractor powered by methane and its vision for a sustainable future of agriculture at Farm Progress Show in Decatur IL, USA. The concept tractor features a 6-cylinder NEF methane engine developed for agriculture applications by FPT Industrial which delivers 180 hp and 740 Nm, the same power and torque as its standard diesel equivalent. It produces at least 10% lower CO2 emissions and reduces overall emissions by 80% and generates up to 30% running cost savings.​

2017: The centenary of the world’s first mass produced tractor, the Fordson Model F.

To this day New Holland are still providing tractors worldwide.

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