In 1917 Massey-Harris began marketing the Big Bull which was built by the Bull Tractor Co. in the United States. In 1918, Massey-Harris entered into an agreement with the Parrett Tractor Co. of Chicago, IL to build and market Parrett Tractors in Canada under the Massey-Harris name. By 1923, Massey-Harris pulled out of the tractor market. Henry Ford’s Fordson tractor was rapidly gaining market share and there was an economic recession which led to the demise of many manufacturers.
Massey-Harris began marketing tractors again in 1927 with the Wallis tractor built by the J.I. Case Plow Works Co. The following year Massey Harris purchased the company and sold the rights to the Case name to the J.I. Case threshing Machine Co for $700,000. This acquisition brought Massey-Harris an excellently designed tractor along with a presence in the United States having acquired the tractor factory, its staff and engineers plus the dealer network. The Wallis name was retired in 1932 and the Massey-Harris branded tractors were built at the Racine, Wisconsin plant until 1958 after which production was moved to Detroit due to the merger with Harry Ferguson in 1953.
We carry parts for many vintage Massey-Harris tractors, including decals, tractor seats, steering parts, carburetors, rebuild kits, manifolds, gauges, rims, tachometers, tractor lights, sediment bowls, spark plugs, distributor caps and many more.
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