Massey Ferguson is one of the biggest names in farm equipment worldwide, boasting 150 years of history and heritage as a leader in agriculture equipment manufacturing. Massey Ferguson is truly international in its breadth of experience and sells its products in over 140 countries through a network of over 5000 dealers. The name Massey Ferguson was coined in 1958 – a shortening of the name Massey-Harris-Ferguson. This company had been formed in 1953 after the merger of the famous North American company Massey Harris with Harry Ferguson Limited of England.
Harry Ferguson was a brilliant engineer who brought about a major change in tractor design with his revolutionary three-point-linkage system that allowed both tractor and implement to work as an integrated unit. Today, virtually all tractors are based in some way on his unique ideas.
The history of Massey Harris goes back to 1847 when Daniel Massey opened a workshop to build simple farm implements in Newcastle Ontario, Canada. A decade later – also in Ontario - Alanson Harris established a foundry to make and repair farm machinery. Massey and Harris both became pre-eminent in harvesting machinery and eventually the archrivals merged in 1891. The new company was responsible for producing the world’s first commercially successful self-propelled combine in 1938.
Today, Massey Ferguson falls within the AGCO Corporation umbrella of brands. Continuing the Massey Ferguson heritage, AGCO Corporation is reinvesting more resources than ever into Massey Ferguson’s products and technology to insure the Massey Ferguson brand builds on its reliable, high-quality reputation in the years to come. To learn more about the history of AGCO and Massey Ferguson please click on the highlighted links.