Photograph of two tractors with a 503 Baler and tractor with Side Delivery rake in field.

Part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd and its predecessors. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay, at Ballarat, in the late 1880s, and by 1895 was operating as the Sunshine Harvester Works. After relocating to Braybrook Junction (later renamed 'Sunshine') on the western outskirts of Melbourne, during 1904-1907, the business rapidly developed into the largest agricultural implement works in the southern hemisphere. In 1930, H.V. McKay merged with the Australian operations of the Canadian firm, Massey Harris Ltd, of Toronto, becoming H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd. In 1955, this company was fully absorbed into the growing multinational corporation that became Massey Ferguson Ltd in 1958.

Description of Content

Two FE35 tractors (fitted with Yuba spark arrestors) each with a PTO hay baler. Covers appear to have been removed and are thought to be either a No. 3 or 503 Hay Baler. In the background is a tractor towing a Side Deliver Rake, possibly a 517.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph

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