Fieldside Classic: 1967 Schlüter Super 750 V – Built Like A Tank

(first posted 8/10/2017)          Anton Schlüter München was a German manufacturer of farm tractors and stationary engines. The company was founded in 1898, the production of farm tractors started in 1937. In 1993 the factory in Freising was closed down.

The Schlüter tractors were famous for their power, strength, longevity and excellent build quality. Some would even say they were too good and too far ahead.

In 1964 the Bavarian manufacturer decided to specialize in the upper power range, peak power was reached in 1978 with a prototype of the Schlüter Profi Trac 5000 TVL with 500 hp.

This superb 1967 Schlüter Super 750 V is a fine example of the small company’s competence. The production of the RWD Super 750 and the AWD Super 750 V started in the summer of 1966.

Long and low, ideal for working on sloped and hilly terrain. Like ploughing in Southern Germany, for example.

It’s powered by a water-cooled, direct-injected, four-stroke Schlüter SD105 W6 inline-six diesel engine with a displacement of 6,494 cc.

Its maximum power output is 75 hp @ 1,800 rpm. Too bad you guys can’t hear this sturdy machine running.

ZF produced both the front drive axle…

…and the complete rear axle and hitch assembly.

Very solid -literally- lower lift arms.

And here’s another ZF product, the T-318 II transmission. Standard with 12 forward gears and 6 reverse gears. This Schlüter also has the optional crawler gears though, which means a total of 16 forward gears and 8 reverse gears.

The vertical lever on the left is the selector for the power take-off rpm, either 540 rpm or 1,000 rpm. And neutral of course, as in the picture.

The tractor is equipped with two 12V batteries; one in front of the radiator, the other next to the right rear wheel. The starter motor is 24V, whereas the rest is 12V. The front battery is the starting aid.

Quite usual back then, everything and everyone had to withstand the elements.

A clean dash policy, with one needle for speed and rpm. The tractor’s top speed is 28 km/h.

The view from the bridge.

A blue and white logo, now where oh where have we seen something like that before? Those are the colors of Bayern of course, aka Bavaria.

Special thanks to Theo Vos, the owner and keeper of this fine piece of industrial and agricultural heritage.