I am new to the tractor scene, but ran across the Case/New Holland connection already. Here in Farmington, New Mexico, we have a New Holland dealer about 5 miles from my house. He was proud to tell me "New Holland bought Case"...but he can't get any parts or do anything for Case or Case/IH tractors.
The only dealers who can handle parts for Case tractors are the Case/IH dealers, and the closest ones to me are over 100 miles away.
Same thing happened when International Harvester was broken up and re-organized into Navistar, Case/IH, etc. I have owned several International trucks, from Scouts to pickups to 2 1/2 trucks, but when International became Navistar, parts for the older stuff started getting hard to find. I don't own any International vehicles anymore, and pretty much stay away from them know, no matter how new they are.
From what little I have learned in my short time as a Case owner, it appears Case has a long and rich history...unfortunately, the corporate world doesn't often care much about tradition.
I always question the zeal in which some corporations destroy what has taken a century to build, and therefore have to continuously find new markets after they ruin the customer loyalty they inherited to begin with. But then that seems to happen most often when accountants are given too much free reign over company policy...and I'm not an accountant. LOL