Might I add: as long as they keep them silver/gray here in the states. One thing I will mention, too, is the Nasty Funguson decals come off quite easily. I recently peeled them off of my new White planter. As soon as the weather warms up good here it will get some White decals applied to replace them. As far as I am concerned, it is a White planter, and those will always be Gleaner combines.Even though it's not silver and doesn't say Gleaner on the side, it's kind of cool! I'm glad to see anything that keeps the transvers concept alive and kicking.
Their marketing plan originally was that Challenger brand would be for the "Professional" type farmers, Massey for the mid grade, and AGCO for us real flunkies. Then Richenhagen, in his infinite wisdom, threw all of us flunkies under the bus. (I hope you can detect the sarcasm in that statement) We have one Challenger (purchased before the sh_t hit the fan), but most everything else around here is flunkie style. I reckon I will stay a flunkie until I can change to a brand that values all of their customers equally.I agree hope sometime soon if you want a 4 wheel drive tractor you could get it without having to buy from just the old cat dealer