Porsche Junior is First Produced

Porsche Junior was a tractor from Porsche that was made between 1937 and 1960. The Junior was powered by an air-cooled, 822 cc, single-cylinder diesel engine giving 14 hp.

Four years after the start of series production, innovative technical developments made the new Porsche diesel tractors into universal agricultural machines beginning in 1961. The Porsche Junior, Standard and Super tractors soon became the best-selling tractors in Germany. In the same year, Porsche-Diesel Motorenbau GmbH took over tractor production from MAN. 120,000 Porsche tractors were supplied by 1962. The main differences from today's tractors were in the suspension, engines (direct injection, cooling, turbocharging) and transmissions (gear-shifting without declutching) – not to mention power, which on modern-day tractors can range up to 740 bhp.