The history of Massey Ferguson dates back to 1847 when Canadian farm owner Daniel Massey in Newcastle, Ontario, Canada, began making and repairing machines for the surrounding farms. Then the company had a completely different name - Newcastle Foundry and Machine Manufactory. One of the first companies in the world to build mechanical harvesters, first using parts from the United States, and later moving on to design and build its own machinery.
After the death of the owner, the company passed into the hands of his eldest son, Hart Masse, who significantly expanded production. Hart Masse's sons - Charles, Chester, Walter and Fred - became active participants in their father's business and, in the end, changed him in the leadership position. However, this was the last generation of Masse who was engaged in the family business - other heirs did not dare to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors.
Massey could not help but notice another leader on the market - Harry Ferguson Limited, and to become even stronger, decides to acquire the tractor business. The Massey Manufacturing Co. merged in 1891. and A. Harris, Son & Co. Ltd, which resulted in the creation of the Massey-Harris Co. This corporation soon became the largest supplier of agricultural machinery throughout the British Empire. In the 1930s, the company introduced a self-propelled harvester.
In 1946, the production of the Ferguson TE-20 tractor was launched, which broke all records for the number of sales - 520 thousand vehicles.
In 1953, the company merged with the Ferguson Company, receiving a new name - Massey-Harris-Ferguson. And already in 1958 the enterprise received its last name. Along with the abbreviation of the name to Massey Ferguson, the company also attempted to consolidate its two product lines and dealer networks. By the end of 1957, the company had over 21 thousand employees. employees. There were offices in Europe, which contributed to the increase in turnover. Warehouses appear near Paris, a plant in Germany. Tractors begin to paint in corporate colors - red and gray, a logo appears on their sides - three triangles.
1962 was the year of the multipower transmission.
In 1970, manufacturers are paying particular attention to the safety of their combines and tractors. The cabins are also being modernized, gaining streamlined shapes. In addition, the technical characteristics of the units are constantly being improved. Massey Ferguson are the trendsetters in their industry. Their plows, harvesting equipment and presses impress with their technical characteristics. The company is rapidly conquering the markets of Eastern Europe.
1972 marked the start of production of the largest North American combine, Massey Ferguson 760.
1977 the Power Flow header is introduced, and a year later the electronic canopy control is introduced for the first time.
1991 The harvest mapping system was launched on combines.
1994 Massey Ferguson is acquired by AGCO Corporation.
In 2009, Massey Ferguson engineers develop an agricultural concept car designed for the farm of the future. It will use a sensor that will be able to determine the ripeness of the plants so that the harvester will only cut the ripe ones. So far, this is just a concept. But it will be implemented in the near future, Massey Ferguson managers assure.
2010 - The range of combine harvesters expands with the launch of the Delta family with the MF hybrid separating system celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first self-propelled combine.
Massey Ferguson offers combine harvesters of various capacities, capacities, threshing-separator design and other parameters. Among the range of goods are models of combines with engine power from 175 to 459 horsepower and bunker capacity from 5000 to 12700 liters. They are manufactured in several factories around the world.
The Centora high-performance rocker harvesters are available in two models, the MF7280 (378 hp) and MF7282 (413 hp), and are designed to harvest all types of crops. They are suitable for both small and large farms. Combines of this model are distinguished by the unique Power Flow header (working width from 6.1 to 9.2 m), which has a forced feed of the stems to the auger. Schumacher's new streamer drive system increases the number of movements to 1200 per minute. Advanced automatic reel speed control system.
The main threshing drum, due to its improved design, has significant advantages over other threshing systems. Was attached to the drum using bolted connections with steel backings. This aims to increase the mass of the drum and helps maintain the speed and quality of threshing. The concave is designed to provide a high speed of passage of the cut stems through it, that is, increases productivity with less power consumption.
The 8-key straw walker system increases the productivity of the harvester by 33% compared to the 6-key straw walker for turning, combing and shaking the mass. It improves the quality of separation of grain from the straw, and the use of a simple belt drive reduces energy and fuel consumption. The combines are equipped with a high-performance grain unloading system - rotary type. It provides high speed and high hopper dumping height.
The use of a high-inertia drum on combines allows the thresher to cope with any flow of cut stems, and the rotary separator improves grain separation from the wet mass.
Combines of this model are characterized by:
- the use of the cutting mechanism of the header produced by Schumacher (improves the mowing process)
- the presence of a feeding beater on the feeder house (ensures uniform removal of the mowed stems from the header auger and uniformity of its feeding to the drum)
- galvanized housing of the grain path (guarantees long-term operation without replacing the main components).
The thresher is equipped with an additional concave, which is located under the hammer beater. This provides an additional 14 ° coverage to the rear of the main concave. The regulation takes place depending on the length of the straw and its moisture content, optimizing the separation process.
Combines appeared at the beginning of 2009 and absorbed all the changes and improvements that were made taking into account the wishes and suggestions of farmers.
Model MF9695 - 6th class combine with 330 hp engine. MF9790 is a 7th class combine with an engine power of 380 hp. MF9895 is an 8th class combine with an engine power of 460 hp. The first two models are powered by an 8.4 liter engine and the MF9895 is powered by a Caterpillar ACERT C13 12.4 liter engine. All models are equipped with various headers with working widths from 6.1 to 11 m (headers MF7200, floating scythe MF8000, Power Flow).
The MF9695 has a 1.12m wide feeder house, while the MF9795 and MF9895 feature a wider 1.42m feeder house for greater throughput. One of the advantages of combine harvesters is the presence of a feeding beater, which allows to reduce fuel consumption and grain damage.
The rotors have the same length of 3.56 m and a diameter of 700 mm. The MF9895 has a rotor with an increased diameter of 800 mm. For higher productivity and better threshing quality, all rotors are equipped with reversible threshing bars. The options for installing beaters and knives additionally provide the ability to adjust the modes of threshing and separation of cut stems. In turn, the hydrostatic rotor drive simplifies the work of the combine with different moisture and debris in the field and reduces energy consumption. The drive gearbox is equipped with a heat exchange system, which reduces the risk of overheating the unit in difficult working conditions.
The feature of the MF9895 rotary combine is the fast grain tank unloading system - 158 l / sec. All Massey Ferguson combines can be equipped with the Fieldstar precision farming system.
Massey Ferguson tractors are available in various power classes from 40 to 280 hp. from. They can cope with any task, be it soil preparation, harvesting, plant protection products, fertilization ... One of the important advantages of Massey Ferguson wheeled tractors is their high performance and versatility, the ability to install almost any attachment.
Massey Ferguson tractors are manufactured in modern factories, ensuring their high quality and long service life. In particular, at the plant in Canoas in Brazil, tractors have been produced for 40 years. More than 20 thousand units of equipment leave the assembly line annually. They are robust and built to withstand harsh environments.
In 1958, the company released the successful TE-20 tractor, which broke all records for the number of sales - 520 thousand. The MF 1505, the world's first tractor with an electronically controlled linkage mechanism (ELC), was equally successful in 1978.
Massey Ferguson is ...
Massey Ferguson today is:
• over 160 years of innovation and experience
• high-performance combine harvesters and self-propelled mowers
• one of the leading tractor brands in the world, with one of the most complete model ranges
• compact tractors with professional attachments for mechanization of work in vineyards, in orchards, in parks and municipal services
• telescopic loaders
Massey Ferguson is a true global brand, recognized worldwide not only for its rich heritage and experience, but also for its technological leadership and wide range of products. From product quality to true reliability and highly professional service, this is the true value of Massey Ferguson's mission that goes back six generations. And as a result - the brand leadership in agriculture.