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The Massey Harris Co
The Massey-Harris Company
of Toronto, Ontario, was formed in 1891 by the merger of the Massey Manufacturing Company of Toronto and A. Harris, Son & Company of Brantford, Ontario. The new firm wisely left the infant tractor business to others and did not become seriously involved until World War I, and then only with other firms' designs—first the Bull tractor, and then the Parrott from the Parrett Tractor Cornpany of Chicago, Illinois. In 1928, Massey bought the J. I. Case Plow Works of Racine, Wisconsin, acquiring the Wallis tractor in the process. Jerome Increase Case founded both the Case Plow Works and the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company, which made Case tractors, but the two firms had no other corporate link until they were united in 1929 minus the Wallis interests. The advanced Wallis tractors had been sold by M-H since 1927, and now became the basis for a new range, which also came to include a trend-setting 15/22 General Purpose tractor
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In 1915, Massey began importing the Little Bull Tractor. The Bull Tractor Company of Minneapolis was one of the first to produce a tractor aimed at the small-acreage farmer. by 1917 .Just as Massey's tractor contract began, trouble surfaced, Bull lost its manufacturer. Since Bull had no factory of its own, Massey was without a tractor.

1928 Wallis Tractor
The unit-frame Wallis joined the Massey-Harris lineup in 1928.
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Massey-Harris No. 2 - MH2 TOP
Massey Harris learn from it's experience, choosing this time to manufacture tractors for itself, under license. Dent Parrett designed a tractor that he introduced in 1913. Prototypes, powered by Buda engines, were well received. It was his 12-25 that Massey produced in Canada. Massey-Harris modified Parrett's next tractor. But Henry Ford's Fordson was available in Canada and it was advanced over even Massey's new MH-3; price wars with International Harvester in 1922 soon put Parrett out of business in the United States.
The Wallis Tractor Company


The Wallis Tractor Company of Racine, Wi, pioneered unit construction in tractors. Wallis patented their one-piece curved boilerplate frame for the Wallis Cub in 1913.The advantages of a one-piece frame, as Henry Ford also realized, was in material savings and in the permanent alignment of all shafts and bearings in the engine and transmission. The Wallis tractor was popular in the 1920s and became the basis for the subsequent Massey-Harris tractor after Canada's Massey-Harris bought out Wallis in 1928.
 
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1914 Wallis Cub Tractor Brochure
Traveling by rail through the country this vintage tractor ad boosts of the Wallis Cub's accomplishments some examples
Cedar Rapids: The "Cub" shatters all it's previous records by breaking one and one half acres in the phenomenal time of 33 minutes
Dallas: Finished first on opening day no sign of heat with the field thermometer registering over 125 degrees on the field.
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In 1953, Massey-Harris took over Irishman Harry Ferguson's tractor business, which had prospered in England since his falling out with Ford. This led to the end of production of the little M-H Pony
1930's Massey-Harris Pacemaker
The mid-1930s Massey Harris Pacemaker Tractor was evolved from the first unit-frame Wallis-based Massey Harris tractor.
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Massey Harris Pacer

Massey Harris Pacer
The Pacer was an improved model over the Pony, and although they looked the same, the pacer had a padded seat, hydralic. lift and the frame was a bit longer. It had a 91 cu. in. engine, while the Pony a 62 cu. in. engine.

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Ford Ferguson 9N

The first Ford 9N tractor was built in 1939. It used the company's own four-cylinder engine, which carried a 3-3/16 x 3-3/4-inch bore and stroke. The unique feature of the 9N tractor was the fact that it was equipped with a unique three-point-hitch system.
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1928

The Massey-Harris Co, took over the J.I. Case Plow Works of Racine, Wis. Operation of the newly purchased plant was continued. The acquisition of the Case business gave the Massey-Harris Co. a well-known line of farm implements including the Wallis tractor. By agreement between the Massey-Harris Co. and the J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co., Racine, Wis., the latter acquired the exclusive right to use the names "Case" and "J.I. Case" on farm equipment.
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Massey's 2 plow tractor offered in standard or row crop configurations
 

Massey Harris 55

Massey Harris 55
When Massey Harris released the M-H 55 in 1946 it was the biggest wheel tractor on the market. The tractor delivered nearly 60 horse power.. options included the choice of Gasoline or Diesel however in the nine years of production it was only offered in standard tread form.

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