The company was founded in Reggio Emilia by brothers Adelmo and Rainero Lombardini in 1933, under the name of “Lombardini Fabbrica Italiana Motori S.p.A.”. Adelmo Lombardini had already been manufacturing combustion engines since 1922 with a company called “Società Anonima Cooperativa Metallurgica” of Novellara.
Lombardini brothers mainly manufactured engines but diversified into finished products such as pumping sets. After World War II they increased the production of agricultural tractors and motoculteur engines.
The company continued to expand and in 1963 bought larger premises with additional land for a very large factory at Reggio Emilia. They continued on a huge expansion programme and eventually consolidated their manufacture into just engines. Lombardini became the largest small agricultural equipment manufacturer in Italy at this time.
Over this period Lombardini acquired its main Italian engine manufacturing competition; Slanzi, Cotiemme, Acme and lastly Ruggerini engine manufactures within Italy.
They were purchased in 1999 by Mark 1V industries (a US auto components giant) and in 2007 by the Kohler company becoming part of their Power division (Kohler founded in 1873 by immigrant worker John Michael Kohler now employees over 32 000 people (2015) and is a US-based corporation).
Examples of Motoculteurs using the Lombardini moteurs;
.Energic 350 motoculteur with Lombardini 7cv moteur, 4 temp, 4 speed forward and 1 reverse.
Engine/Moteur. Single cylinder Lombardini LDA 100 – Diesel 4 stroke. Alesage 100 x course 90, 18cv, 707cm3.
Engine/Moteur. Lombardini type LDA 80 monocylinder, 402cm3, 9cv, diesel, 4 stroke engine, Alésage 80 x Course 80. Bosch direct injection. (other models where spec. with a 10cv 377cm3 lombardini moteur).
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