Under Sperry, New Holland began manufacturing lawn and garden tractors in the 1970s, which later sold the product line to Ariens. When Ford sold a majority interest in its Ford-New Holland farm machinery line to FIAT. The New Holland brand replaced Ford-branded Toros. Production continued until 2009, when New Holland dropped the lawn and garden tractor line (although continuing subcompact tractor and commercial front-mount mower lines).