THE VERY BEGINNING
The Bubba family’s epic opens in a small workshop in
Santimento (Piacenza, Northern Italy), where they
start manufacturing farm implements. Here in 1896
Pietro Bubba realizes its first work: a shelling
machine. With the help of the sons (Federico,
Salvatore and Artemio) in 1896 Pietro creates his
THE FIRST HOTHEAD BUBBA ENGINE
In 1923 Ulisse Bubba, son of Federico, made his
first hotbulb engined tractors, mounted on CASE
wagons: UTC 3, UTC 4 and UTC 5 (U = Ulisse; T =
Tractor; C = CASE). In 1926 the UTB 3 tractor (25/30
HP) was born: it is the first tractor 100% Bubba.
UT5, THE MOST POWERFUL EVER BUILT HOTHEAD
In 1929 arrive the prototypes UT2 and UT3 (the
latter an improved, lightened version of UTB 3, led
to 25 hp) and UT5, the most powerful hotbulb tractor
ever built: its engine is a twin, derived from the
coupling of two horizontal cylinders of UT3.
THE FIRST TRACK TRACTOR
In 1936 the first crawler tractor, the C35, based on
UT6; it was also called UT6C. Two years after Bubba
Corporation produces ARIETE (37/45 HP), first
tractor Bubba designed not by Ulisse, but by
engineers Emmanueli and Giorgi.
LO5, THE LAST HOTHEAD BY BUBBA
In 1950 Bubba produced its last hothead engined
tractor, the LO5 (45 HP); also the tracked LO 6 was
designed, but never produced.
BUYING ARBOS, BICYCLE FACTORY
In 1952 Mr. Lodigiani buys the bicycle factory ARBOS
(acronym from Araldi and Boselli, the two founders)
in San Lazzaro (Piacenza) and moves the plant to
Santimento. Here Arbos starts producing combines,
the first prototype mounting a MT 52 Deutz
air-cooled engine. MT 100 A and 100 B follow, this
latest being the version for rice.
BUBBA TO ARBOS-BUBBA
In 1954 the Bubba becomes ARBOS-BUBBA. In 1956 go
into production the 100 C combine (both wheeled or
tracked) and Skylark 650 mounting a Fiat Diesel
engine, followed by 1000 Super and 750 Super.
AMERICANS BUY ARBOS
In 1964 WHITE buys ARBOS Spa. The following year
comes the 1220, the new European flagship. In a few
years, the range expands: 1220, 780, Record, 120
Panther, 165 Tiger, 100 Lynx and 125 Jaguar. In 1971
the self-leveling: called Panther 7 Hills, it sports
the first 4 sides-leveling system - longitudinal and
transversal - worldwide.
THE NEW ARBOS
In 1976 ARBOS Spa is taken by Magni brothers
andrenamed NEW ARBOS. It presents the self-leveling
565 AL and go into production two new self-leveling:
565 A 4L and 705 A 4L.
In 1994 ARBOS definitely closes. It was only four
years to celebrate centennial.
Arbos begins a new chapter in its history, whose
future is linked to the ambitious “One Belt, One
Road” project, the modern Silk Road linking East and
West, with a path able to transfer technologies,
ideas and culture, considering sustainability and
THE FULL LINE ARBOS IS HERE
During Agritechnica 2017, the full line of tractors
and equipment in ARBOS livery is officially