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The article is about the worlds renowned tractor manufacturing company
Massey Ferguson that is leading the tractor industry for more than 50 years
A Brief History of Massey
The company Massey
Ferguson was founded in 1953 in the result of a merger between the
two farming equipment manufacturing companies Massey Harris and
Harry Ferguson. The company did its best to improve the fertility process and
hence played a positive role in farming through their up to date machineries. Due
to the slump in the company on financial grounds the company was downsized and
broken up in 1990s. Till then the company exists as a brand name used by AGCO
but it is still serving the agriculture industry up to till now as the market
begins as it usually begins. Long ago in 1847, when Mr Daniel Massey started
machine manufacturing production unit in Canada and that manufactured the
worlds first ever mechanical threshers. Afterwards the company was taken over
by his son Hart Almerrin Massey and renamed the company as Massey
Manufacturing. His full devotion and dedication to his work made his company
famous among the world renowned mechanical manufacturing companies and thus
brought it international recognition. Further Hart Almerrin Massey decided for
merger with A. Harris, Son & Co. Ltd in 1891 and hence
named as Massey-Harris Co who had the pride to produce the self-propelled
Combine Harvester as well as the world’s first four-wheel drive tractor that
brought them the place among the largest mechanical manufacturers in the world.
Massey-Harris Co at last merged with Ferguson Tractor Company in 1953 and renamed
as Massey-Harris-Ferguson. The Ferguson Tractor Company was owned by Harry
Ferguson who was an engineer from Ireland. Before merger with Massey-Harris
Harry Ferguson did play his important role in the agriculture industry in
After the merger of two tycoons they
produced the most popular all times TE-20 tractors. The merger gave a great
strength to the company that brought them to produce about one hundred thousand
units per year to give their most output to bolster the farming industry.
Afterwards the company started to produce the newer versions of the tractors
with more and more features and the best example was a Ferguson FE-35 model that
enabled the user to get more and more accuracy along with the proper control
over the machine.
Later during 50s diesel engines were taking place the
spark engines and thus the company proved itself by participating themselves in
the new diesel engine production era. Massey Ferguson later introduced the new
series of tractors that had diesel engines starting from the production of FE-35
tractor, Massey-Ferguson 35, Massey-Ferguson 65 those were the best examples of
it. The most important role in diesel engine production was of Perkins that
made the diesel engines for Massey Ferguson. They manufactured the diesel
engine for the model Massey Ferguson 65 tractor that proved itself to be the
best diesel engine all times and the company won the trust of the company and
the tractor buyers that brought them to the position to bind in the agreement
in 1959 to produce more and more modern high speed diesel engines for Massey
Ferguson and still they are serving the Massey Ferguson.
As the time
was passing day by day Massey Ferguson was breaching the heights of producing
the modern tractors and some of the examples are given below with their productive
years and some specifications.
That was launched in 1962 that enabled the driver to
fingertip control and over the ranges operating through a switch built on their
Giant (MF 315, MF165, MF175 Tractors):
introduced in 1964 who break the all past records of selling tractors.
Comfort (MF1200 and MF1250 tractors):
Those were launched in 1970 with engine
noise reduction along with more space for the driver.
MF168 and MF188 Models:
Those were launched in 1971 with more
driver space and efficiency in performance.
Those were launched in 1974 and the
series consisted of 47hp, 60hp and 75hp models.
That was introduced in 1978 and was
famous to be the worlds first tractor to have Electronic Linkage Control (ELC).
Those were introduced in 1985 and the
series was consisted on 110hp to 147hp models.
Afterwards Massey Ferguson introduced
more and newer versions with expansion to provide more features and facilities
to the farmers like MF3000 tractor series in the 67hp to 147hp sector, GP links
having mapping facilities, Dynashift transmission etc.
Corporation and Massey Ferguson Merger:
Lately Massey Ferguson was acquired by
the AGCO Corporation in 1994. After acquiring Massey Ferguson AGCO Corporation
gave the company more boosts to compete the other tractor manufacturing
companies those were present in the market and hence focusing on new research
corporation allocated huge resources to overcome the demand of tractors all
over the world. Under the umbrella of AGCO Corporation all ranges of Massey
Ferguson were renewed that covered power outputs from 19hp to 315hp till 2007. Massey Ferguson has
proved itself to be the best tractor producer in the world who is responsible
for cost effective and most efficient tractors (for both driving and farming) to
meet the requirements of the new era of farming where technology has covered up
the whole industry and day by day it is more flourishing.