Massey Ferguson Tractors
- Jonathan Whitlam
15th August 2017
Massey Ferguson Tractors takes up the story of Massey Ferguson tractors from 1957, after the merger of Massey-Harris and Ferguson, when the red-and-grey colour scheme was used for the first time. The author describes the early models that were to establish Massey Ferguson’s reputation for rugged reliability and adaptability: the 35 and 65 models of the 1960s led to the larger 1100, 1085 and 1155 models, while, in the 1970s and 1980s, greater demands for comfort saw the arrival of the 500 and 600 series. Overall, the range performs all tasks, from the basic and popular to what is needed by the tractor powerhouses of modern industrial farming. Moreover, with all the latest developments included, Massey Ferguson Tractors brings the reader completely up to date, as well as offering a look at what the future might bring.
With a wide range of modern photography covering both preserved and working examples, this is a fresh and comprehensive view of the one of the agricultural world’s most popular manufacturers of tractors, considering the tractors in relation to the time in which they were built as well as by the standards of today.