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Buda Engine Co

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Buda Engine was founded in 1881 by George Chalender in Buda, Illinois, to make equipment for railways. Later based in Harvey, Illinois, Buda from 1910 manufactured engines for industrial, truck, and marine applications. Early Buda engines used gasoline fuel. Later, diesel engines were introduced, utilising proprietary Lanova cylinder head designs, injection pumps and nozzles. These were known as Buda-Lanova diesel engines.

1953 The company was acquired by Allis-Chalmers.

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