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Old 08-13-2013, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by 20/20 View Post
Mahindra and NH compacts were both built by LS at one time. (I believe LS was called LG at the time). As you can see by the following Mahindra is also included as being rebadged. I guess we could say it's not rebadged but it sure was the same machine at one time. This is my point, why buy a name when you can get the same or something even better for a lower price? I own an LS now, although it looks like a NH it is twice the machine, MUCH better design including a much heavier duty FEL. Just my opinion, everyone is entitled to one, I just believe that my $$$$ is just as green as the corporation selling the product. Why should I help _____ name brand get rich while screwing myself over, when a equal or even better product is out there?

LS is associated with Mitsubishi tractors of Japan for technology, and many tractors are based on Mitsubishi designs, as well as use Mitsubishi engines. LS also imports New Holland tractors to resell as LS-New Holland in South Korea. They originally formed an agreement with Fiat, which later purchased New Holland from Ford. New Holland is now a division of CNH Global).

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Tractors have been sold under Various names for different markets:
◾ Europe - ?
◾ North America - they have been sold as LG Montana, Montana, Mahindra, Farmtrac LandTrac, LongAgri LandTrac, McCormick Tractors, Landini, TAFE and as LS.
◾ South Korea - GoldStar, Fiat-GoldStar, LG Tractors, LG-Fiat, LG-New Holland, LS and LS-New Holland brands
◾ United Kingdom - LS-built tractors are sold as McCormick Tractors and Landini.
mccormick is a division of AGCO just like white and challenger, and Fendt. Mahindra's are made in india and LS is made in South Korea. Fiat has made their own tractors for years. Montana broke away from LS tractors only selling in the US and bought farmtrac. Talk about confusing.
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