Founded in the 19th century, Heinrich Lanz AG in Mannheim very quickly developed into one of Germany‘s leading agricultural machinery manufacturers. From the 1920s, the Mannheim company went into the production of farm tractors and thus played a significant part in the motorisation of German agriculture. Under the name of Lanz Bulldog, farm tractors with a single-cylinder, glow-plug engine were produced with great success. These tractors made such an impression that the name Bulldog became widely used in Germany as a colloquial expression for farm tractors in general. During the 30s, Lanz achieved a market share of 50% in Germany and more than half its production was exported. The very finely detailed Schuco model to a scale of 1:32 depicts a Lanz Bulldog D 9506, one of Lanz‘ most successful models. Almost unchanged from 1936 to 1955, it was produced with a single-cylinder engine, legendary for its displacement of just over 10 litres and delivering 45 hp. The Lanz tractor can be hitched to the newly developed, wooden, ladder-sided cart or the Dechentreiter threshing machine. Both make a fine piece of agricultural history in miniature.
Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.
- Period: Historic
- Material: Zinc Diecast
- Model brand: Lanz
- Scale: 1:32