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Helge gets a chopper

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SVcummins

11-24-2021 23:42:21




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SVcummins

11-25-2021 11:45:32




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to SVcummins, 11-24-2021 23:42:21  
I wish I could get the picture larger .



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in-too-deep

11-25-2021 11:37:42




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to SVcummins, 11-24-2021 23:42:21  
Mother fortschritt!!!



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Hoofer B

11-25-2021 05:53:48




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to SVcummins, 11-24-2021 23:42:21  
Looks like the chopper would be great in deep mud. lol Bill



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Majorman

11-25-2021 00:26:02




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to SVcummins, 11-24-2021 23:42:21  
The tractor is a copy of a Zetor Chrystal. They were made in different parts of the then Soviet Union. Zetor made the engines and swapped them for transmission from Ursus and Fortschritt bought skid units, I believe. At one time, Ursus were building transmission and 4WD systems for Massey Ferguson.

The chopper was quite a good machine, we had a couple in our area. My neighbour, an agricultural contractor, ran Fortschritt combine harvesters which also proved reliable and lasted well. The factory was in East Germany and was bought by Case IH in 1997.

The choppers were also sold as Mengele.

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MarkB_MI

11-25-2021 02:29:35




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to Majorman, 11-25-2021 00:26:02  
> The choppers were also sold as Mengele.

Holy cow! Could they have picked a worse brand name?



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jwmfarms

11-25-2021 03:26:34




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to MarkB_MI, 11-25-2021 02:29:35  
They didn't pick that name, it was their family name. Dr. Josef Mengele, AKA The Angel of Death, was the oldest son of the founder, Karl Mengele. Josef worked as a sales rep for the company in South America, after he fled from Europe to avoid capture.



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4520BW

11-25-2021 04:26:18




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to jwmfarms, 11-25-2021 03:26:34  
I learn something new everyday on here. I knew he slipped to South America buy figured he was in hiding not working as a salesman. It's a shame the Mossad did not get ahold of him.



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MarkB_MI

11-25-2021 03:48:13




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to jwmfarms, 11-25-2021 03:26:34  
> They didn't pick that name, it was their family name. Dr. Josef Mengele, AKA The Angel of Death, was the oldest son of the founder, Karl Mengele. Josef worked as a sales rep for the company in South America, after he fled from Europe to avoid capture.

Fascinating. So it seems the family wasn't so embarrassed by Josef's reputation that they thought it necessary to change the company name.



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Bob Bancroft

11-25-2021 04:24:40




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to MarkB_MI, 11-25-2021 03:48:13  
It looks like they did just that. With a little internet snooping I found an article which gave an about 3 mile long name for the family firm. It also indicated Josef didn't work for the family firm, but was supported by them while laying low in South America.



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Bob Bancroft

11-25-2021 03:15:12




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to MarkB_MI, 11-25-2021 02:29:35  
Well, something which destroys everything in its path...........



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Steve@Advance

11-25-2021 08:01:24




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 Re: Helge gets a chopper in reply to Bob Bancroft, 11-25-2021 03:15:12  
Quite a monster!



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