Earlier this year AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio reported on a proposed merger between Montana Tractors and Rome, Georgia – based Branson Tractors. In June a press release from Montana Tractors announced the proposed merger.


Branson Tractors released the following statement to AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio on Friday:


The discussion of the Branson/Montana merger is still ongoing. The intention of this venture is to position Branson Tractors and Montana Tractors into a more competitive market place. Although both companies are still working on the details I n an attempt to achieve this strategic goal, as time lapses the likelihood of a merger agreement is reduced.


Branson Tractors are manufactured by Kukje Machinery of South Korea, a tractor and engine manufacturer that also produces engines for Cummins Engines based in Indiana.