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Re: Biggest tractor companys

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INCase

08-21-2013 09:00:01
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good question:
my GUESS would be Allis Chalmers or maybe Ford. Alot of WD/WD-45s out there. Then maybe Oliver or Case

High wage contracts did alot of companies in. Hit both Oliver and Studebaker hard in South Bend in the 1950's. Studebaker never recovered.

Management does make a difference. By the 1950's the Oliver kids didn't seem too interested in the company any more & they sold to white. (disappointed the oliver mansion in South Bend doesn't have more company history)

Management either by luck, pushing distribution and marketing, allowing engineering to design a good tractor, keeping costs down ect helped some survive longer. But in the end (IH, AC White) the sales versus costs still did them in. I think if Allied Signal (destroyed most companies they bought) hadn't bought white and they had gone to Cummins a few years sooner they would have lasted longer too. < management

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EricInSEI

08-21-2013 12:19:07
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 Re: Biggest tractor companys in reply to INCase, 08-21-2013 09:00:01  
Studebaker was a profitable company when management decided it would be more profitable to shut down the company and steal the pension fund than make cars. The Avanti was serious competition for the Corvette. They were going to have to put money into modernizing the plant, something all manufacturers have to do occasionally.



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Jerry Coulter

08-21-2013 17:08:18
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 Re: Biggest tractor companys in reply to EricInSEI, 08-21-2013 12:19:07  
Studebaker quit when a major Chicago bank cut off their credit line.



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