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Massey Harris 744D - 1952

MASSEY HARRIS 744PD – c. 1952

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The final generation of Massey Harris tractors were introduced immediately after World War II. Although originally made in the USA and Canada, by 1948 British production had started in Manchester. The British model started with the MH744PD. “44” related to the original Canadian design and the “7” indicated British manufacture, The PD indicated that the tractor was fitted with a Perkins Diesel.

In 1949 a new Massey Harris factory was opened at Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland and about 50 tractors a week were produced at this time. However, Massey Harris began to struggle to compete with other manufacturers of tractor attachments and equipment.

Meanwhile, competitor Harry Ferguson had concurrently designed tractors and equipment, including a hydraulic attachment and control system known as the “Ferguson System”. Harry was looking for someone to produce his tractors and Massey Harris required his expertise in attachment control.

The result was a merger in 1953 of the Ferguson business with Massey Harris, resulting eventually in the emergence of the “Massey Ferguson” brand in 1958.

WA Distributors (1947): H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Corner Murray and King Street, Perth.  

Technical Specifications:  6-cylinder, 4-stroke Perkins P6 Diesel with a bore of 3½”and a stroke of 5” producing 39hp at the drawbar and 42hp at the belt. Weight 7,000lbs.                                                                               

History: We are currently confirming aspects of the history of this tractor. Please watch this space.

Massey Harris 744D - 1952