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Susana S.A.
Founded 1917
Founder(s) Luis Gnero and Miguel Gardiol
Defunct 1998
Headquarters Susana, Santa Fe, Argentina
Products combine harvesters

Susana S.A. was founded in Susana, Santa Fe, Argentina by Luis Gnero and Miguel Gardiol. Luis had created a threshing machine in 1917 (pulled by horses, but with built-in engine), while working in an old steam engine workshop, owned by Don Francisco Rostoni. It had a kerosene Cletrac tractor engine mounted on it, and had iron wheels with smooth tires. They later built harvesters, balers and other implements.

Susana in the 30's Edit

In 1933, the factory, according to the technical level reached, built the first self-propelled combine harvester with cutting platform in front of the machine. The application of the endless to replace the "canvas", was a novelty and innovation that became widespread. The first with endless was sold to Pedro Alberto of that area, and was provided with iron wheels, smooth tires, four-speed box, ingenuity and calculation of Don Miguel Gardiol.

In 1968, the company celebrated its 75th anniversary and added another machine to its traditional production of harvesters, the "Susana 75 A" baler. The baler overcame all the tests to which it was subjected and received the best praises from its users. This initiative, also under the direction of Mr. Miguel Gardiol, demonstrated a constant effort to maintain the technical level of the factory and adapt it to the needs of the modern field. In 1971, Miguel Gardiol died.

Susana in the 80's Edit

In 1984, Susana launched the Susana 1200 combine harvester, of 1200 mm of cylinder and 2800 mm of gauge with excellent result. For 1985, Susana builds a new product, a baler, with a new body model to optimize the performance of the machine, the "Susana 920".

Already for 1987 two models of rotobanders are born: "Susana S 120" and "Susana S 150". The company closed in 1998.

ModelsEdit

Susana Combine harvester Models
Model Year(s) Produced Horsepower Engine Type Misc Notes Photo
Susana 940 110 hp (82 kW) Perkins 940 in Pesados Argentinos Susana 940 combine brochure
Susana 1200 1984-
Susana MG-81 MG-81 in Pesados Argentinos Susana MG-81 combine brochure
Susana Super 75 hp (56 kW) Perkins


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