In 1984, Allis-Chalmers was in a difficult position and the company was purchased by Deutz. Deutz rebranded the Allis tractors as Deutz-Allis and began importing Deutz-Fahr tractors under the Deutz-Allis name. The Simplicity-built Allis lawn and garden tractors were produced in Deutz-Allis green until Allis was sold again, forming AGCO.