Following his well-received books in this ‘In Detail’ series on the Ferguson TE20 and the Massey Ferguson 35 & 65 models, author Michael Thorne turns his attention to the outstandingly successful and well-loved 100 Series of tractors. Of the 100 range, the most popular was and remains the 135. Half a million 135s were built at Massey Ferguson’s factory in Coventry alone, with production overseas on top of this figure. Another big success was the larger, more powerful 165, with nearly 200,000 sold. This model, like the 135, is among the most popular and sought-after classic tractors today, although many 135s and 165s are still in active use around the world, in spite of their age. The 100 range included a great number of other models, and in addition to the 135 and 165, which are given in-depth treatment here, important models described in detail are the 130, 148 Super-Spec, 168, 175, 185 and 188 Super-Spec. There is an extensive chapter on the implements available for the range, and another on conversions. Featuring 290 illustrations including detailed specially-commissioned colour photography of outstanding examples of 100 Series tractors, Massey Ferguson 100 Series In Detail offers an unrivaled store of knowledge for the owners and enthusiasts who care passionately about these tractors, and serves as a tribute to the people who made them.
This is the first full-scale history of one of the largest farm tractor manufacturers of all time, peppered with pictures of Massey-Harris, Ferguson, and Massey Ferguson’s historic models, collectibles, sales memorabilia, and advertisements from old farm magazines. The Big Book of Massey Tractors tells the story of the mergers and machines that formed Massey Ferguson over several decades, and—because these machines dominated Canadian farms for almost a century—in many ways it also tells the story of Canadian agriculture. Robert Pripps, a longtime tractor aficionado, describes Massey Ferguson’s battle with Ford over dominance of the farm tractor industry—a battle the company eventually won, remarkably enough, in view of its initial abject market failure with tractors. From the company’s beginnings in 1891, to its 1953 merger with the Ferguson tractor company, to its current ownership by Allis-Gleaner Company (AGCO), Masseys have played a large role in our agricultural history. The Big Book of Massey Tractors celebrates that role and showcases the machines that have helped turn the earth for over a hundred years.
For the first time this worldwide identification guide has brought together the 300 tractor models that preceded the Massey Ferguson 100 series. Detailed specifications for each model are presented, together with modern, factory archive, and advertisement photographs of representative model types. The tractors are grouped in chapters according to their country of manufacture. Included are Ferguson Brown, Ford Ferguson, Landini, and Sawyer-Massey tractors.
DIVIf youâ€™re a tractor enthusiast with a passion for tractor photography, Legendary Farm Tractors is a dream-come-true pictorial produced with you in mind. Containing more color photographs of more types of farm tractors than any other book in print, Legendary Farm Tractors presents tractors from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japanâ€”models from the 1880s to todayâ€”along with detailed captions, together offering a comprehensive photographic history of tractors. Organized alphabetically by make so that readers can find their favorites easily, the tractors covered here include everything from familiar manufacturers like John Deere, Ford, Farmall, Case, Caterpillar, and International Harvester to obscure tractors that have seldom been seen, such as the special streamlined Porsche coffee plantation tractor that looks more like a sports car than a piece of farm equipment. The extensive variety and distinguished photographs by noted photographer Andrew Morland make this an exceptional book for tractor buffs and the perfect gift book for any machine enthusiast./div
This guide to the MF 100 and 1000 series tractors represents a golden era of Massey Ferguson in terms of the design, reliability and mass appeal. Their bold new design created a loved and lasting image of this era and MF itself. In them Massey Ferguson created a range of tractors from about 20-200hp with all types of chassis combinations - 2wd, 4wd, crawlers and articulated. Production of these tractors was very much a Trans-Atlantic affair. They where made or assembled in the USA, South America and several European and other countries. Using Massy Ferguson archive material from around the World, The author has carefully identified some 250 models and variants including some 4wd conversions. Each model type is described in terms of its specifications and with a photograph.
This is the first volume of a two-volume set, offering a comprehensive review of the range of products manufactured or marketed by Massey-Ferguson and its predecessor companies from 1847. This volume includes a survey of agricultural trctors, a chronology of the company, and other data.