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Eicher Tractors

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1959. Puma.
1959. Puma.

In Forstern near Munich, in Bavaria, Germany, the first EICHER tractor was made, in the 30s, by Joseph and Albert EICHER.

In 1949, the manufacturing of first engine of farm tractor with air cooling allowed EICHER to take rank among the most important manufacturers of tractors. During the next years, the remarkable qualities of the tractor EICHER cooled by air demonstrated themselves thousands of times.

In 1959, Eicher set up the Eicher Tractor Corporation of India Private Ltd., along with the Goodearth Company of New Delhi, India, and began production in 1960 of Indian-built Eicher tractors. That company continued until selling the tractor business to TAFE, also of India, which still produces Eicher tractors.

In 1973, Massey-Ferguson purchased Eicher, and many Massey-licensed Eichers were built. They later sold their interest, and Dromson now owns the company. They now build specialized tractors for vineyards and such.

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