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Title:
The big book of Massey tractors : the complete history of Massey-Harris and Massey Ferguson tractors-- plus collectibles, sales memorabilia, and brochures
Author:
Pripps, Robert N., 1932-
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Publication Information:
Stillwater, MN : Voyageur Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
General Note:
"A Town Square book."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780896584617
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This is the first comprehensive history of one of the largest farm tractor manufacturers of all time: Massey-Harris-Ferguson. The merged company remains one of the world's largest farm-equipment manufacturers, with tractors sold around the globe. Besides covering the machines themselves, the book also details the history of Canadian agriculture. Collectibles, sales memorabilia, ads from old farm magazines, and historic black-and-white photographs complete this look at this famous manufacturer.


Author Notes

Robert N. Pripps and Andrew Morland have teamed up on "Vintage Ford Tractors," "The Field Guide to Vintage Farm Tractors," "The Big Book of Farm Tractors," and "The Big Book of Caterpillar."


Table of Contents

Prologue: The Canadian Agricultural Legacyp. 9
Chapter 1 Heritage: The House That Combines Built: The Foundation Built by Daniel Massey and Alanson Harrisp. 11
Chapter 2 Sawyer-Massey: A Sideline Venture into Steam Tractors: Pioneering Canadian Steam Traction Engines and Gas Tractorsp. 25
Chapter 3 Rumbling into the Tractor Business: Massey-Harris and the Big Bull, Parrett, and Wallis Tractorsp. 33
Chapter 4 The First Massey-Harris-Engineered Tractors: From the General Purpose to the Streamlined 101 Seriesp. 49
Chapter 5 Massey-Harris Post-World War II Tractors: Reaping a Reputation for Ruggedness and Powerp. 77
Chapter 6 The Ferguson Phenomenon: Harry Ferguson's Legacy from the Black Tractor to the Famous Fergiep. 115
Chapter 7 The Massey-Harris-Ferguson Merger: Tractors under the Two-Line Policyp. 141
Chapter 8 Global Massey Ferguson: Leading the World in Farm Equipmentp. 165
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 206
About the Author and Photographerp. 208