Decades ago we found a FOSTER along the road in the northern part of the Netherlands. Foster was known for producing threshing machines, regarded as among the best available. They also made traction engines and steam tractors. We got the permission to take a lot of pictures which are shown by the link.

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On our road exploring Austria we met the blue Warchalowski. These tractors by origin are from Jacob WARCHALOWSKI in Vienna. During WW2 the Warchalowskis met a lot of troubles, but thereafter stationary engines were re-created until an air-cooled diesel engine was developed, which was then installed as standard from 1956 in their high quality tractors of which a lot are up and running still.

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In the area of the village Geldelaar ( east of the Netherlands ) we met 'Mr Jan' who turned out to have a stock of special tractors, including a beautiful SVOBODA in a fairly good condition. On the internet we found the information of this Czech tractor brand we wanted to keep.

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Lanz Bulldog


The TRACTOR of tractors, manufactured in Germany of which the production started in 1921 and various versions of the Bulldog were produced up to 1960. The Lanz Bulldog was one of the most popular German tractors, running on several fuels. The name "Bulldog" is widely used in Germany as a synonym for tractors still. We found a lot of them.

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The second TRACTOR of tractors. We found a great example by the collection of Jan in Gelselaar ( in the Netherlands ) and it is exposed by pictures and a movie by this website. Landini was founded by Giovanni Landini in 1884 to produce agricultural equipment. Landini started making tractors in 1925, so about 100 years ago ! We do like the power and especially the sound of these machines very much ! Agree ?

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Such a typical tractor this Fortschritt from the former DDR with an all wheel drive system which enables itself automatically using a roller-type overrunning clutch if the wheel slip is greater than 7–8 %. A great example as found rather nearby at the isle of Voorne-Putten and performed at Goedereede exhibition/farmers' day 2019. Very friendly owners which allowed taking pictures and gave an explanation.

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Aultman & Taylor

Year 2007. We finally met a tractor by the Aultman-Taylor Machinery Co. of Mansfield, Ohio. The company was noted for their steam engines, It was not until 1910 or 1911 that Aultman-Taylor began to produce tractors. They introduced the Aultman-Taylor 30-60 which became legendary. The early versions had a square radiator, but this was soon replaced by the more familiar tubular one. We finally met a beauty !

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This company first located in Madison,started on tractor manufacturing in 1901. These tractors were used to plow the virgin prairies of North America and to power various machines to help bring in the bounteous harvest of grain to feed the growing population of the United States. We 2007 were very lucky to meet this fabulous tractor in Nl first time.

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Unimog is a range of multi-purpose all-wheel drive medium trucks produced by Daimler and sold under the brand name Mercedes-Benz. The name stands for “UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”, Gerät being the German word for device. Daimler-Benz took over manufacture of the Unimog in 1951, the year one of us was born. With their very high ground clearance and a flexible frame that is essentially a part of the suspension, Unimogs are not designed to carry as much load as regular trucks. September 2019 we found a very nice one at Bocholt / Germany.

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The summer of 1966, at the age of 15, I first time drove a tractor, a Bolinder-Munktell which in my opinion was a huge machine … in my way I tried to help the farmers at harvesting, at ploughing … all for free as ruled by ‘naober plicht’ ( = neighbors do help each other when needed, especially at hard times ) … 'n tiezern / the netherlands / de 'vereniging'



Jan Brons was called to a new combustion engine, which could not be moved. Jan Brons got the engine running again. When making their own engine, the company Brons had misread the word “petrol” from a technical English book into petroleum. This word actually means gasoline, but Jan Brons was now able to get the petroleum engine running. We found an original copy of the Brons tractor at our Jan te Gelselaar.



Year 2007 we had the opportunity to meet a specific Eicher at Schafflhof/Austria. This brand took the attention because in the Netherlands we hardly do see these tractors. In 1936, Eicher built the first diesel tractor. The block-construction of the Eicher tractors with engines of Deutz and transmission of Prometheus prevailed in the following years. In 1959, Eicher set up the Eicher Tractor Corporation of India Private Ltd.




Around 1950 the food supply in the Netherlands left much to be desired and the Geurtsen Machinefabriek in Deventer received a request from the government to contribute to agricultural mechanization by building a Dutch agricultural tractor. Series production started in 1956 with two different versions, the type GeDe 20 and a GeDe 11. The standard color of the tractors was red, but for a dealer in the province of Friesland, a limited number were also supplied in the color green.