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Renault Agriculture
Founded 1918
Founder(s) Louis Renault
Headquarters , France
Products agriculture machinery tractor
Parent Renault Group
CLAAS
Main article: Renault Group

Louis Renault founded Renault in France. Renault tractors were first built in 1918.

HistoryEdit

Renault logo - 1949

1949 logo

Renault TX? at Malvern 09 - IMG 5804

A 1980s Renalt TX at Tractor World - Malvern 2009

Renault started tractor building after the First World War. In 1919 they built the GP model using expertise gained building light tanks for the war. IN 1975, Renault sold the Spanish factory to Ebro, exiting the Spanish market.

For a time, they built some 55-85 horsepower tractors for John Deere. Some of Renault's vineyard & orchard tractors were built by Carraro (Agritalia) of Italy, which Renault then owned 16% of Agritalia. Some vineyard/orchard models were built by PGS of Italy.

In 2000, Renault purchased a 20% stake in Sonalika International, an Indian tractor manufacturer.

As of 2004, some of the vineyard tractors were built by Antonio Carraro.

In 2005, Renault/Claas decided to sell back its 20% stake of Sonalika.


Take OverEdit

In 2002, the German firm of CLAAS purchased a 51% stake in Renault Agriculture, and purchased the last part of Renault in 2008. The tractors are now marketed as Claas throughout the world.

Model RangeEdit

Renault R3042 - EAS 272 at Anglesey 2010 - IMG 2439

A Renault R3042 0f 1951 at the Isle of Anglesey Vintage Rally 2010


UK PreservationEdit

Please add details of any early or modern Renault tractor that are preserved in the UK.


List of all models of preserved Renault tractors
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Make + Model No. Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
Renault D35 Type 7050 697 XUP+ sn ? 1959 MWM 3 Cylinder Air cooled D Murphy & D Markham Renault D35 - 7050 - 697XUP at (24) Barleylands 2009 - IMG 9426 Essex Country Show 2009 Imported in 2006 as a wreck
Renault N73 988 XUU+ sn unknown 1960 MWM P. Dolman, Burwell ? Renault N73 - 988 XUU at (47) Woolpit 2011IMG 7590 at the Woolpit Steam 2011 Vineyard tractor
Renault N73 472 XUD+ sn unknown 1961 MWM A Websdale, Reepham Renault N73 - 472 XUD at Woolpit 2011 - IMG 7597 A Woolpit Steam 2011
Renault R3042 EAS 272 sn unknown 1951  ? Steve Richards of Denbighshire, Wales. Renault R3042 - EAS 272 at Anglesey 2010 - IMG 2439 seen at Isle of Anglesey Vintage Rally 2010 -
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