Satoh farm tractors
The Satoh Agricultural Machinery was founded in Japan more than a century ago in the year 1914 to meet the needs of the local market. It remained in service for more than 60 years but finally went out of business in 1980. It was in this year that Satoh went under the control of Mitsubishi and afterward its products were offered by Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery. The Satoh brand was not completely removed from the company's title in the early days following the merger, and thus products were sold as Satoh Mitsubishi until 1984. However, it eventually disappeared, and only a few Satoh tractors are still in operation today. During its heydays, Satoh used a unique methodology in which the company distributed David Brown tractors in Japan and David Brown did the same in return by distributing Satoh tractors. This effort was made to increase sales, and the tactics did help the company in some ways. In this regard, it is also worth noting that Satoh produced some tractors under its branding that were missing from the product line of David Brown. One tractor perfectly exemplifying this was the S-650G model which resembled other products of David Brown but was manufactured by Satoh in Japan. Some of the key tractor models produced by the company included but were not limited to Satoh Bison S-650, Satoh Bison AG and Satoh Bison ES.