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Bolinder-Munktell farm tractors

Bolinder-Munktell was a tractor manufacturer based in Switzerland that was founded approximately 90 years ago in the year 1932. Bolinder-Munktell came into existence as a result of the merger between two separate companies: Bolinder and Munktell each of which carried different specialities. Bolinder was an engine producer whereas Munktell used to offer tractors of different sizes to its customers. In the 1940s, Volvo saw interest in the brand and entered into a partnership with Bolinder-Munktell. The business was so profitable for Volvo that it finally decided to completely acquire the company in 1950. However, the brand name of Bolinder-Munktell still did not disappear from the list of tractor manufacturers for the next two decades and it was only in 1978 that Volvo decided to change the name. In the following decades, Volvo also ceased operation of tractor manufacturing and sold the business to Valmet. A total of 8 different tractor models were offered by the brand throughout the years of its existence. These were compact machines having power ranging from 29 to 57 hp which meant that the company was focused primarily on resolving the needs of locals. Some of the tractor models offered by the company included but were not limited to 30-40, BM-20 and BM-21.

List of tractor models

Model Power Year of production start Year of production end
230 29 hp 1955 1961
36 41 hp 1953 1954
55 46 hp 1953 1959
BM-10 20 hp 1947 1952
25 32 hp 1934 1938
30-40 40 hp 1913 1915