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Why is LS Tractor relegated to "other brands"? LS Tractor makes many of the big brand tractors on the forum. It is also booming in our area. I know it is bigger than Montana which rates a spot on this forum. I think it would help the forum grow, if there where dedicated spots for LS Tractor owners to post on there size tractors. Now we have to post in "Other Brands" and hope someone sees the post. The other forums have spots for LS tractor, but I find My Tractor Forum people much more open minded and much nicer people. I would rather post here.

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Moved this to Site feedback section......Maybe it can get debated.

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Why is LS Tractor relegated to "other brands"? LS Tractor makes many of the big brand tractors on the forum. It is also booming in our area. I know it is bigger than Montana which rates a spot on this forum. I think it would help the forum grow, if there where dedicated spots for LS Tractor owners to post on there size tractors. Now we have to post in "Other Brands" and hope someone sees the post. The other forums have spots for LS tractor, but I find My Tractor Forum people much more open minded and much nicer people. I would rather post here.

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It hasn't been. New Holland and LS tractors are the same. I don't know which is owned by who, but we have New Holland subforums for both SCUT and CUT.

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Why is LS Tractor relegated to "other brands"? LS Tractor makes many of the big brand tractors on the forum. It is also booming in our area. I know it is bigger than Montana which rates a spot on this forum. I think it would help the forum grow, if there where dedicated spots for LS Tractor owners to post on there size tractors.
It's not about how many machines of a brand are sold, it's about how much traffic for each brand is posted here. LS Corporate signed up, made a single post and hasn't added anything since. I only know of three or four LS owners here. Almost no LS specific posts/threads. No where near enough for a dedicated section.

Traffic here has declined in recent years, not grown. There are a few specific reasons I won't go into.

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It hasn't been. New Holland and LS tractors are the same. I don't know which is owned by who,.
They're not and neither.

LS is a spinoff of the much larger LG group (they of electronics and appliances among many other things). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LS_Tractors

They make many models for NH and other brands, but there is no co-ownership.

They use Yanmar engines for the smaller models but they use their own LS Mitron manufactured engines for their larger HP machines.

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One other thing I keep noticing here is that the vast majority of posts relate to riding mowers and garden tractors that are several years old, nearly antiques. There are a few about larger machines, but even those tend to be older machines. Seems like none of the brand new SCUTs really generate much of the traffic here.

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Probably because, being new, people aren’ t having issues yet.

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They're not and neither.

They make many models for NH and other brands, but there is no co-ownership.

They use Yanmar engines for the smaller models but they use their own LS Mitron manufactured engines for their larger HP machines.
I'll buy that. It explains why the SCUTs look identical and the specs are the same.

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LS has been added to the Compact Utility Tractors section....... New Holland/Case-New Holland/LS,

and the SubCompact Utility Tractors......... New Holland/LS SCUT,

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OK, but Case/NH and LS are not the same company. The revenue numbers and corporate structures I'm finding are confusing since so many other companies like Fiat are involved, but they're both in the billions. CNH seems to be based in The Netherlands while LS ( a spinoff of the LG Group) is based in Korea.

Also, LS isn't really as new as they seem to be on this board. They started selling on their own in the US about 10 years ago.

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That's fine. But it is kind of academic for our purposes. Members want to know where to find parts and manuals for their tractors, not necessarily corporate history, as interesting as it is. (FIAT was, at one time, the largest manufacturer of tractors. Now the largest is Mahindra.) As you mentioned, LS does make several, if not all, of the smaller model New Holland branded tractors, so the source for parts and information can be either.

There is an LS dealer locally who used to be the dealer for New Holland. The change was made several years ago.

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It doesn't really matter that much. Like I said, there is only a small handful of LS owners here, the OP hasn't even been back to this thread and only has 40 posts in six years. The traffic just isn't there to justify a dedicated brand section.

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i do nt think there is no montana any more they bought out farmtrac plant here in town they were getting there tractors from ls ls was bidding on plant to montana out bid ls went up on price to montana they folded up ls got a plant about 25 miles away battleboro nc montanta was in the old long mfg plant it all has been torn down all buildings gone i

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Didn't the Montana tractor line go out of business???

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