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Massey Ferguson is a manufacturer of agricultural machines and devices. To the product range belong tractors, combines, baling presses, soil tilling machines as well as lawn tractors.


The roots of Massey Ferguson decrease/go back to in years 1847. At that time Daniel Massey in Newcastle, Ontario created the Massey Manufacturing company. In the year 1891 the Massey Manufacturing company with the enterprise A.Harris and Son Implement created by Alanson Harris fused. The enterprise developed from it got the name Massey Harris company Limited.

Ferguson invented briefly before outbreak 2. World war the three-point hitch. It koorpeierte first with David Brown, then with Henry Ford and-eats very successful Trecker Fordson N the three-point hitch was installed even already. Then it korperierte after Patentstreitigkeiten with Ford with Sir Edmund Hillarys standard engine company their petrol engines starting from 1948 and diesel engines starting from 1951 to the installation arrived. After fusion with Massey Harris also still the Perkins engine company one took over, the world-wide largest manufacturer of diesel engines. Among the most successful Treckern of the manufacturer ranked the model MF 35 and the MF65. Today often also SisU engines arrive at the installation.

In the year 1953 Massey Harris company with Harry Ferguson Limited - the Dreipunktkupplung for tractors invented their founder Harry Ferguson - fused and finally became the Massey Ferguson company. Later Harry Ferguson left the enterprise, in order to build with Ferguson Research racing car.

Since 1995 Massey Ferguson belongs to the US-American AGCO corporation.

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