Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Massey Fergusons parked in Detroit awaiting rail shipment.


Glendale Ave runs East to the old MF Detroit plant. See the tractors waiting to be loaded in the lower center. They were driven West on Glendale to the rail loading area.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Massey Ferguson Archives

This good piece of advice comes from the Issue 47 of Ferguson Furrows magazine.

 

Preserve Your Ferguson Material

FENA and Parks Library at Iowa State University in Ames have established the Massey Ferguson Archives. To preserve brochures, photos, promotional materials, & other documents relating to Ferguson or early MF tractors & implements for posterity, you can contact:

 

Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Special Collections Department

403 Parks Library

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa 50011-2140

515-294-6672 tzanish@iastate.edu

www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/manuscripts/MS672.html

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ferguson-Sherman, Inc.

Ferguson-Sherman, Inc. was in Evansville, Indiana and founded in 1925. They
apparently are the ones who sold the "Duplex" hitch for Fordson tractors. I am
wondering if this manual covers the plow for the "Duplex".

Manual No.: 3543 "Directions For The Ferguson Plow"

This link is to a farm and other equipment literature collection at UCDavis
library.
http://tinyurl.com/lf9fls

Ferguson-Sherman Inc.

Is this a pay for play link. It does validate the date for the formation of
Ferguson-Sherman.

Irish News: Celebrating Ferguson's first flight into history Aug 3, 2009 ... He
co-founded Ferguson-Sherman Inc Enterprises in 1925 and later merged with
Massey-Harris to become the Massey-Harris-Ferguson Company, ...

http://www.irishnews.com/appnews/540/5860/2009/8/3/624047_389434657210Celebratin
.html

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Carrara Agritalia MF 3600 Series

This link is partially in English. It talks about Carrara Agritalia designing
and manufacturing the MF3600 series tractors in Rovigo, Italy. The article did
not mention, that I could read, whether they are also painting this series with
Challenger or Agco paint.

It does mention that MF lost a lot of market share in Italy when Landini was
sold off.

http://www.unacoma.com/mmacchina/34-37_lug_2008.pdf

They did use one MF design feature, the electro-hydraulically shifted
independent PTO.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MasseyFerguson/join MasseyFerguson and related
brands
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChallengerTractors/join Challenger brand of
agricultural equipment
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TractorsEverywhere/join General tractor discussion

Friday, July 17, 2009

Massey Ferguson/Landini 4500

This Massey Ferguson DT4500 is in Ireland. A brief discussion can be found on YT Mag. A photo of a DT 4500 in Landini paint, badges, and decals can be found in the book "A World-Wide guide to Massey-Harris, Ferguson, and Massey Ferguson"
http://www.ytmag.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=mf&th=93455
http://tinyurl.com/nd2sx7

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Massey Ferguson 1970s

The following year, 1974, Massey Ferguson acquired the Hanomag construction machinery division of Rheinstahl A.G., West Germany. This meant that MF’s floor space for manufacturing industrial and construction machinery was increased by 170%.