This is the first full-scale history of one of the largest farm tractor manufacturers of all time, peppered with pictures of Massey-Harris, Ferguson, and Massey Fergusonas historic models, collectibles, sales memorabilia, and advertisements from old farm magazines. The Big Book of Massey Tractors tells the story of the mergers and machines that formed Massey Ferguson over several decades, andabecause these machines dominated Canadian farms for almost a centuryain many ways it also tells the story of Canadian agriculture. Robert Pripps, a longtime tractor aficionado, describes Massey Fergusonas battle with Ford over dominance of the farm tractor industryaa battle the company eventually won, remarkably enough, in view of its initial abject market failure with tractors. From the companyas beginnings in 1891, to its 1953 merger with the Ferguson tractor company, to its current ownership by Allis-Gleaner Company (AGCO), Masseys have played a large role in our agricultural history. The Big Book of Massey Tractors celebrates that role and showcases the machines that have helped turn the earth for over a hundred years.The Complete History of Massey-Harris and Massey Ferguson Tractors ... Plus Collectibles ... Organizers used radios to coordinate all efforts and flew in repair parts when needed. Short moves ... HA**1* Catalog Larry and wife Pat live outside.
|Title||:||The Big Book of Massey Tractors|
|Author||:||Robert N. Pripps, Andrew Morland|
|Publisher||:||Voyageur Press - 2006|