Whilst I was on my way back from an appointment in Germany I spotted this typically coloured combination. It was applying slurry near Wietmarschen close to the Dutch border. This Xerion 3800 and 30 m3 Kaweco tank with Bomech Greenstar Multi trailing shoe is owned by the Bollmer company and painted in their company colours.
Sometimes hobby and business interfere unexpectedly. Volkswagen used to collaborate with many different other manufacturers. The beetle chassis for instance, was supplied to numerous coach builders including Beutler, Rometsch and Karmann. For industrial use, VW offered its aircooled boxer engine in a stationary version. This stationairy engine distinguishes itself with a different distributor and different flywheel.
Unknown to me was the history of the Claas Huckepack carrier whose first prototype featured a chassis of the Volkswagen Transporter. It also had a threshing unit that was propelled by a 34 bhp VW stationairy engine! The article below is taken from the Belgian magazine ´De Loonwerker´.