The Big Book of Massey Tractors: An Album of Favorite Farm Tractors from 1900-1970

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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 Big Book of Massey Tractors" also details the history of Canadian agriculture. Collectibles, sales memorabilia, ads from old farm magazines, and historic black-and-white photos complete ...

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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 Big Book of Massey Tractors" also details the history of Canadian agriculture. Collectibles, sales memorabilia, ads from old farm magazines, and historic black-and-white photos complete this look at this famous manufacturer.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780896584617
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1901
  • Series: Town Square Book Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.14 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

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."

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Table of Contents

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