Hay and silage
ALTHOUGH not every farmer owns a Massey Ferguson, it is safe to say all are familiar with the brand and its iconic triple triangle brand.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the company, which was born when farm machinery manufacturers Massey Harris of Canada, and Britain’s Ferguson Company, became partners in Massey Ferguson.
Henry George “Harry” Ferguson was an Irish-born British engineer and inventor, noted for his role in the development of the modern ag- ricultural tractor and its three point linkage system, and the original brains and namesake of Massey Ferguson. Co-incidentally, he was
- Co-incidentally, he was also the first person in Ireland to build and fly his own aeroplane, and for developing the first fourwheel drive Formula One car, the Ferguson P99.
Today, Massey Ferguson equipment can be found on properties throughout Australia – from backyard gardeners to large scale broadacre operations.
Brian Shepherd runs L and G Shepherd and Sons in Kyneton, and said Massey Ferguson tractors were well deserving of their reputation for quality.
“They are very well built – they have a reputation for reliability and are an all-around good tractor,” he said.
“The parts are readily available, and as a tractor they are relatively inexpensive to repair and to run.”
Mr Shepherd said the Massey Ferguson 35, along with the 100 series range, had been the company’s most popular models – their re-sale value making them a good option for buyers.
CLASSIC: The iconic Massey Ferguson tractor will celebrate 60 years of operation in 2018.