Paper-based user guide for the H.V McKay Massey Harris Sundercut disc cultivator, published in 1949. 11 pages of printed descriptions of the Sundercut disc cultivator, described as "the Biggest Selling Disc Cultivator - and has been for 25 years". The publication also features line-drawings of the disc cultivators' components. Back cover is missing. Mention is also made of the Sundercut being used in breaking up the new Mallee country which was infested with stumps for this type of environment a heavy plough working behind teams and fast tractors was essential for efficent clearing and production.

Part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia. The collection relates to the agricultural manufacturing firm, the Sunshine Harvester Works. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s in Ballarat. Between 1906 and 1907, McKay moved production to Sunshine where the firm became one of the largest industrial businesses in Australia. Change in ownership is a recurring theme in the company's history. In 1930, it merged with Massey-Harris to become H.V McKay Massey Harris. In the mid-1950s, the company was absorbed by Canadian agricultural firm Massey-Ferguson. Production in Sunshine ceased in the mid-1980s, following almost 100 years of manufacturing agricultural equipment.


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