|Factory:||Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
|9-speed, high speed|
Lanz D6016 Power
|Engine:||60 hp 44.7 kW|
|Cab:||Open operator station.|
|Power:||60 hp 44.7 kW|
Innovative Engine Design
The Lanz Bulldog series of tractors, produced from 1921 to 1960 in Germany, was known for its unconventional, yet ingenious engine design. The Bulldog engine, a single-cylinder, two-stroke Akroyd engine, featured a horizontal layout with a hot bulb ignition system. This unique configuration had minimal moving parts, making it simple to manufacture and maintain. Despite its thermodynamic inefficiency, the engine's ability to run on various fuels, including diesel and waste oils, made it economical.
German Agricultural Icon
The Lanz Bulldog quickly gained popularity and became a symbol of German agricultural innovation, with over 220,000 units produced during its long history. The name "Bulldog" is still used in Germany as a synonym for tractors, particularly in Bavaria.
The Bulldog's influence extended beyond Germany. It was also manufactured in Spain by Lanz Iberica S.A. and inspired tractor designs in other countries. These included licensed copies and unlicensed imitations of the patented Bulldog hot-bulb engine, from France to Australia and even Argentina.
The Lanz Bulldog's legacy endures as a testament to agricultural ingenuity and innovation.